Shelia Goss: You’ve worked with a lot of people as an accomplished songwriter. When did you decide to go from behind the scenes and do your own album?
Will Wheaton: This is actually my second album. My first album “Consenting Adultz” was in 1998. I ended up putting it out myself.
Shelia: What should listeners expect from your new album?
Will: Expect real good soul music. Great songs that make you want to love and love soul music again. Everything is from the heart.
Shelia: Are there any duets or any other collaborations on this album?
Will: No actual duets. I have a couple of featured artists on the record like Young MC, Dave Thompson from Take 6, Bridget Bryant-one of the singers that sing with Will Downing.
Shelia: Do you think the “Old School” sound is making a comeback?
Will: Absolutely. Artists like John Legend and Musiq Soulchild are bringing the sound back to the forefront.
Shelia: How do you want women to feel after listening to your album?
Will: Like they just been with a man. (lol). Loved. As if they lost the best guy they could have ever had.
Shelia: Who do you listen to when not in the studio?
Will: A lot of different people. I don’t listen to a lot of music as much anymore, because I do it so much. When I do it’s Luther. . . Barry White. . . Will Downing. . . I dig John Legend and Musiq Soulchild. . . I also listen to Jeffrey Osborne.
Shelia: What is a typical day like for you?
Will: My day starts around 5:30 or 6 in the morning. I try to get up early to go to the gym. I run a couple of different businesses so I’m usually back in the office by 8 and work until about 3 or 4.
Shelia: What advice would you give those interested in breaking into the music industry?
Will: Follow your passion. Do music that you feel. Don’t try to do what’s out there, do you. Be who you are and everything will follow. Don’t give up and develop a thick skin.
Shelia: Do you have any sisters or brothers? If so, are they also in the music business?
Will: I’m an only child.
Shelia: With a voice like yours, some of the female readers might be wondering if you’re single and available. Are you?
Will: I am almost taken.
Shelia: Is there anything else you would like to share with your fans?
Will: I want to thank them very much for getting me to this point. Thank you tremendously.
Shelia: Do you have a website?
Will: Yes. Willwheaton.com
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