A feeling of euphoria rushed over me. It was the same feeling I had felt when I first heard my song played on the radio for the first time, or when I heard the song I produced in my bedroom blared out the speakers in a sold-out stadium in Paris and seeing all the people bounce in unison.

It’s intoxicating and addictive. Fame, in it’s extremes, has been known to crumble many a human. If one develops an insatiable thirst for validation and recognition, it can lead to a life of heartbreak and emptiness. So I tread carefully. Trying not to let the ego swell too much. God knows I’ve met some who have accomplished way less but have an ego the size of Goodyear blimps. hahaha.

I was once told, there’s a difference between confidence and cockiness. One is like an alluring fragrance that tickles the nose and stays embedded in the brain long after the scent has left and the other is a cheap $5 knock off that induces coughing and gagging in close quarters. One comes from having a strong self belief and drive and the other comes from deep seated insecurity and neediness. So I always try to shoot for the former, than the latter.

Sometimes I do feel I don’t toot my own horn enough……. I’m a let you finish, but your boy KOVAS has done a lot of shit! hahaha. What I’m most proud of is that I built this with the help of my fans and supporters of my music. No big corporation, no crazy connected publicist & management team. Ma, look how far we’ve come, super indie, super D.I.Y. My music has been in Oscar nominated films (Captain Phillips) and I scored music for MTV VMA winning music videos(Taylor Swift “I Knew You Were Trouble”).

If any of this can help inspire you, I hope it gives you the courage to go after your dreams no matter the odds. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Step by step, brick by brick. Those that have witnessed and supported me on this journey from the beginning, I thank you and know we are just getting started. For those just getting into my music, good to meet you and we got a lot of catching up to do! Join The Rebellion, there’s no boundaries, there’s no limits. – KOVAS aka Kovito