1. What is something not too many people know about you?
I love competitive sports like soccer. It releases my fiery side! Also, my real last name is Ho, not Lee.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
My biggest passion/hobby is writing music and any type of fine art performance. If the world allows me to, I would do anything related to music forever. However, I'm also extremely passionate about my nursing career and love working with pediatric and behavioral health patients.
3. What are your goals for the future?
My goal is to be a full time musician. Hopefully I'll be able to fulfill all my musical needs with the many different projects I'm working on. In 2 years, my goal is to be on that festival circuit as an electronic artist and/or with my band! ;) In general, I hope to continue writing music and tour with my best friends, while managing a few artists. When not touring, I'd like to be working with behavioral health adolescents in some way. Off topic, but another goal would be to get a sponsorship from an luxury ice cream company so I can get free ice cream forever. I love ice cream.
4. What is your definition of success?
I believe success has many parts to it. In a career sense, my definition of success is being so happy about your career that you would be willing to do it without being paid, but also reaching the financial stability based on what you hope to be making. If I were to think about achieving a successful life, I would also include the ability to receive and give love to my friends and family.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're currently working on.
I express myself through different musical projects.
First off, I'm really excited about a project called YEKENO. It's a developing experimental electronic project where I toy between genres like synth-pop, future-bass, and french house. YEKENO allows me to expand my writing, producing, and gives me an opportunity to sing pop-melodies that I secretly come up with in the shower. Two years ago, I started listening to electronic music and have been pumped to create something people can dance to. Even though nothing has been officially released, I've been able to collab with many people around the world and am working on an EP that will be released later this year.
Secondly, I write and play keys/synth for an Indie/Dream-Pop band called No Vacation. This is my most serious project and I have spent a majority of my music career invested in No Vacation and have really been able to experience the happiness of being a musician. What I love most about this project is that I can share really special moments with some of my best friends. We have a lot of unreleased music and will be touring across the US and at SXSW in March.
Lastly, I express my vulnerable and more sensitive side through writing folk music. Most of the songs are written on piano and guitar, but I end up adding live strings, horns, and a bit of banjo. Folk music allows me to focus on the lyrics and vocals of the songs with complimenting instruments.