MY PERFECT WEEKEND
Mykyle’s melodies keep him busy
My weekends are not always the same.
I am 15 years old, juggling homeschooling and being a full-time musician. I recently took on a part-time office job, so weekends and weekdays are busy. Because my time is flexible, I have to work and find time to chill depending on whether I am performing or not, or have interviews and TV appearances.
My weekend plans change all the time.
But they are always fun and social and the vibe is always great. Whatever I do, I am a lover of good food, great music and having fun.
A perfect Saturday morning
would start off with me sleeping in till about 11. Who doesn’t enjoy a good sleep in, especially on a cold winter’s morning? And after a late night performing on stage, it’s just what I need. I love a chilled Saturday morning. I would typically go grab some breakfast — my favourite is French toast with bacon and maple syrup on the side. I’d like to say I am a great chef, but in truth I leave that to my mom.
Also nothing goes better with a great breakfast than an episode of Brooklyn 99.
A perfect Saturday afternoon
would either be having one of my close friends or a couple of friends over at my house, or going to one of my friend’s houses. I love chilling with them. I am also into gaming, so if we are not doing that, we may do something fun outdoors, like play soccer.
I love spending time with my family.
My favourite family thing to do on the weekends is picnic — when it’s warmer, of course. In the evening I would either go out to a party with my friends or stay in late and watch a good movie. I enjoy movies and I am a serious popcorn addict. No movie is complete without a huge bucket of home-made popcorn with butter, salt and cream cheese. And this I make for myself regularly.
But if I am performing then my day would be filled with final rehearsals, and psyching myself up for the show. There’s a lot of adrenaline pumping and much to be done to prepare. I enjoy rehearsing and hanging with my dancers — they are my friends too and we have a lot of fun while working.
Being a singer, rapper and songwriter,
music is always happening — it keeps no clock. Whether I am making music or listening to new music, it’s a very important part of my life. It allows me to express myself.
Sometimes I come up with melodies
while locked in my room, or wherever I am. Other times I may hop onto the piano and sing covers. Whether I am with friends or family, we are always playing music. I love all kinds of music.
Depending on my mood,
I’ll either listen to Frank Sinatra or Sabrina Claudio. If I am in a rap mood I’ll listen to Rae Sremmurd, Drake (his new album is awesome), Joyner Lucas, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar and a bit of XXXtentacion (his legacy lives on in his music). I also love my local music and listen to Nasty C, Emtee & Cassper Nyovest.
It is not unusual
to find me in the studio at all hours on a weekend, working on creating new music. For me this is a lot of fun because I am doing what I love most and I get to hang out with a team that I am close to.