We had the good fortune of connecting with Isiah Haji and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Isiah, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
When I think of people remembering me I want them to remember two things. My music and my journey. I want those two things to inspire, motivate and drive people to go as big as far and reach as high as they ever can.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My music comes with a texture and feeling that sometimes has resolve and sometime really doesn’t. Its a warm tension that draws people in and peaks curiosity. I never really understood why I like these deeper, darker, climactic sounds, but its a journey I love to explore and I’m happy to see others enjoy it to. I want my music to be timelessly intense. While I am overly excited for what is to come, I don’t know if I should share explicit details. But what I can say is I have been in the studio, we’ve been filming a ton, and finally my vision is coming to life in its fullest form. It was never easy to get to this point but what I can say changed it all was simply not trying to do everything on my own. Taking the time to build a team and find people that not just believe in what I do but also want to see this thing come to life. They believe in more than just me because ultimately, its not about me. It’s about the fans here and the fans to come. Its about what I and we can give them through the music and through the shows. It starts with me and lives on through them.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Honestly, and I’m sure everyone says this about where they live but, I think Arizona is such a melting pot of crazy awesome places. From the nature in Flagstaff, Sedona, and Sierra Vista to the inner city spots of Scottsdale and Tempe to the artsy streets of Tucson. But….if one of my out of state music friends came to Az, we would have mandatory stops at Beaut Burger, Bison Witches and for sure Los Beto’s off Speedway in Tucson ( It’s the best burrito in Tucson no discussion) . Then we would take a little early morning excursion to flagstaff and get Biff’s Bagels.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The last few years in my music journey have been some of the most insane years I’ve experienced. From meeting great people to helping my music just all around better. That is mostly thanks to my management and specifically Brett Moran at DFE.