With over 2 million streams on all platforms combined, the half-Cuban Miami born singer/songwriter Rudy Touzet packs a unique punch with his sound inspired by artists like Nick Jonas and The Weeknd. The 22 year old artist began writing songs at eight years old and grew his passion over the years. While putting his passion on hold during his college experience at Chapman University he finally began his musical career at the age of 20 when teaming up with music executive/mentor Charlie Walk, who connected him to his production team Luke Shrestha and Simon Jay known as “Chapters”. In the Spring of 2020, he released his first single “Contigo,” a Latin Pop love song that sends a nod to his Cuban culture.
Over the course of two years, Rudy released several buzzing tracks including “I Don’t Know”, “Take It As A Win,” “Runaway,” and “Say Less.” and is continuing to push out new music. Rudy’s latest projects “On The Rocks” and “Rather Be” embraces summertime feels with an upbeat vibe about living for the minute.
Where are you based?
Los Angeles, CA.
How long have you been making music?
I have been writing songs since the age of 7 or 8, but I have been making music as a career for the past 2 years.
What genre would you consider your music to be?
Generally, my music is pop. Throughout the past 2 years my sound has changed from song to song as my producers and I explored what felt right to me. I would say my music is in the tropical pop and dance pop genres.
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
I always knew I would do music as a career I just never knew when. I think after meeting so many talented people in college and watching them make songs just for fun was when I really focused on doing music.
What are your biggest musical influences?
This answer always changes for me but as of now I would say The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, and Tate Mcrae
Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
I am independent
What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
I want to say my biggest challenge in my career was finding my sound and introducing this new sound to my audience who were used to hearing the dark pop songs I was originally making.
How many songs or albums have you released to date?
16 songs including remixes and live performances.
Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
Rather Be is a really fun song to listen to! I can picture myself dancing on the beach with my friends. I originally wrote it while lockdown was still going on and with a message of telling your loved ones that you’re always there even when you’re not physically was really important for my own sanity, and now people can hear it as a fun little love song!
Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
After waiting a couple years, I am finally releasing my debut EP “Where It All Started” in the beginning of October!