We had the good fortune of connecting with rezlo and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi rezlo, how do you think about risk?
Risk is essential for success and it it is directly intertwined with failure. I don’t think we always understand the amount of risk and frequent failure that is required in the pursuit of our greater goals. Not every avenue will work out; in fact, many won’t. But, I believe that each failure we experience lays out a clearer roadmap to our dreams.

If you love what you are doing and believe in your dream, I think the greater risk is not taking decisive action toward that thing.

I dropped out of college to pursue music after one semester when I was 18, decided to move across the country to go back to school in Denver for music business at the age of 20, dropped out again at the age of 23, and then moved LA (student loans in tow with no job) at the age of 25.

Each time that you make a decision that eliminates your safety net, there is great opportunity for failure. Yet, at the same time, there is an equal opportunity for success and new, perhaps more aligned, potentials. I choose to lean into the latter. You may have to tread water when you dive into an unknown sea, but eventually you learn how to swim. In this way, you open yourself up to the possibility of something greater.

My motto, “Leap and surprise yourself.”

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.
In regard to my art, I know that I am here to connect with people through my music.

I’ve had a love for music since I was very young but it was an uphill battle developing the confidence and composure that I have today…some days it still feels like that.

The road leading to my current position in my career has been a winding and mountainous one; I imagine that this will be the case for some time while I continue to build my brand.

Discovering my sexuality as a teenager, dropping out of college twice, working multiple jobs, navigating failed relationships, struggling with my mental health, euphoria and dysphoria, gains in perspective and losses of friends – This is what my music, teens and 20’s have been full of.

If I have learned anything, it is that planning is futile, family and friends are paramount, and running away eventually leads you back to yourself, just in a much more painful way.

When we decide to listen to the quiet voice inside, telling us to follow our dreams and to take each moment as it comes – this is when the magic happens. This is when our eyes begin to open. This is when we grow.

In essence, I am a product of each obstacle I have surmounted and each experience I have had, just as you are. I just like to sing about it.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I only moved here in July so I am still learning about all the wonders of LA! If my bestie was visiting for a week I would do these things in no particular order…

-Iced Cinnamon Oatmilk Latte from Cielo (Santa Monica)
-Beach picnic day in Malibu (Literally any beach)
-Erewhon trips to buy their overpriced blue almond milk and pumpkin bread
-Dinner date to Vegan Glory in Beverly Hills(“Beef Jerky” crunch wrap specifically)
-A few(or several) classes at Hot 8 Yoga
-Hike in Topanga Canyon
-Motorcycle ride up the PCH/feel like the main characters
-Concert at the Troubador
-Thrifting in Venice & Long Beach(best bell-bottoms around)
-Late night city shenanigans in our thrifted outfits
-Stay in a yurt in Joshua Tree to see the stars

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are so many people who have helped me along my journey in music and self discovery. I will name several!

My mom and sisters; AKA my #1 fans and biggest supporters – my best friend, Alex Koumbaros, for her perpetual love, support, and videography skills – my best friend and producer extraordinaire, Blake Shimoda, for his friendship and creative genius – my vocal coach, soul-sister and mentor, Kate Emerich, for saving my voice and inspiring me every step of the way – my music/performance teacher’s growing up, Dot DiZamba, Paul Baker, Chris Cavaliere, and Mia Scarpa… and my college mentor, Benom Plumb, for his sound advice and support.

I owe my confidence, competence and composure to these remarkable humans.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rezlomusic

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregory-wresilo-3a6032171/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rezlomusic/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqG7N1lQh7zrkQNdUVh06Bw

Other: Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/1gcUwBbmSyMhXgMCMvgqlt?si=8C5LEmMBRXGn9WWetn4AQA Apple Music – https://music.apple.com/us/artist/rezlo/1382514966

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