Sean Pitaro is a rising Connecticut based pop and rap artist who recently caught our attention with his infectious melodies and catchy lyrics on his 2020 single Over You. Sean shares a look into his creative process, his biggest challenge as a musician, and more in this interview. 

Hey, thanks for chatting with us. Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m Sean, I’m 17, and I make music. My work is on all platforms, and I have songs featuring artists like Koi, Voda Fuji, and Goyard Park. I moved from Los Angeles to Connecticut when I was 15.

Who or what inspired you to start making music? And, when did you start?

I started making music sort of as a joke at the end of 8th grade, but I really started getting into it when I first moved from LA to CT. I used it as an outlet because I really didn’t know anybody when I first moved here. I started off making more “dream-pop” or “soft-rap” music, being heavily inspired by artists like Lil Bootycall and Cuco. However, my style has changed a lot, artists like Koi, Pierre Bourne, and Pasto Flocco being a huge influence.

What’s been your biggest challenge as a musician?

The biggest challenge I’ve faced as a musician has definitely got to be convincing the people around me that I have potential. Whether it was my friends or my family, I’ve always received a huge amount of criticism from people who don’t believe in me. You’re always gonna have haters, but it took awhile for me to prove to them that I could actually do music successfully.

What’s your favorite project or single you’ve made so far?

Some of my favorite projects that I’ve worked on so far are “Alone” and “Over You”. I have a lot more great songs in the vault but those are my two favorites that I’ve released.

What’s the process behind working on a song like?

I start off by finding a beat. Whether it’s from a producer that sent it to me, a beat store, or YouTube, I try to find one that matches the tone I’m going for. I normally freestyle to get some ideas and fix anything I don’t like, and then record multiple times so I can layer the tracks. Once I’m done recording, I mix everything by myself, draw a cover art, and submit it to get playlisted.

What are your plans for 2021?

My goals for 2021 mainly revolve around evolving as an artist. I want to expand my sound so I can focus on what I want my core style to be, and hopefully reach 1,000 followers on SoundCloud. I also want to work with even more artists, so I can build connections in this industry to help us grow. My biggest song hit 500k streams this year on Spotify, so I’m also hoping that I can get that to a million.

Have any shoutouts?

Shoutout to the people who didn’t doubt me when I started making music, you know who you are.

Don’t miss out on Sean Pitaro’s upcoming releases, and make sure to check out his single Over You. Listen to Over You and his entire discography on Spotify.