We had the good fortune of connecting with Malcom Holman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Malcom, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
Music is a part of me. Giving up on music is like cutting off one of my own limbs. Creative energy flows through my body and having a platform to express this energy, feelings, and emotions is important to me. I do this for more than just myself. I do it for every musician who has ever had the same dream that I have but ended up giving up due to lack of support. I am fortunate enough to have an incredible support team behind me. I have my loving fiancé constantly encouraging me to create more. I have my parents, siblings, and friends in my corner. But most importantly, I have an unwavering hunger that will not be satisfied until I achieve what I am set out to accomplish.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have been creating music with my family for as long as I can remember. The first time I was in a band was in middle school. From that point, I have joined several bands and played in many supporting roles, but I always had the drive to do more. After moving to California our band Soul Flow started playing shows around the San Diego and Los Angeles areas. Everything was going great until COVID-19 came about and all the venues were forced to shut their doors due to safety guidelines. Many amazing shows that we had booked prior to the pandemic were canceled. Including the opportunity to play at the San Diego County Fair. At this point, I started feeling incredibly restless. I missed the rush and thrill I felt when I was performing. I craved to do more with music. I finally got the push I needed to produce, write, and record “Cities” when my beautiful fiancé, Vivian, gifted me studio time as a Valentines Day gift. From that point on, I regained my motivation, stepped outside of my comfort zone and started recording music under the name King Push.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have few shoutouts I would like to give. First and foremost, I would like the thank God for blessing with my gift and love for music. I would also like to thank him for giving me an incredible drive and work ethic. One that enables me to work hard and stop at nothing until I become anything that I set my mind to. Next, I want to shoutout my amazing fiancé Vivian. She keeps me grounded and honest with myself. I can honestly say I wouldn’t be able to step out and create music as I am now without having the love of my life in my corner. Thirdly, I would like to shoutout my guitar teacher, the late Bill Mokriakow. He gave me the blueprint. He passed on his will of fire for music, and I took it and ran with it. Last, but definitely not least, I would like to send lots of love to my family. Mom, Dad, Brothers and Sisters, Cousins, lots of love to them all because we are a family that has lots of creative and likeminded musicians, singers, and artists. We all have friendly competition and play off of each other’s energy to grow and become the best version of ourselves that we can be!