Pablo Villatoro, one-third of the Dove Award winning band Group 1 Crew just dropped his first solo single since parting ways with the band. I recently caught up with him to find out what he’s been up to. Check it out.
JubileeMag.com: What have you been up to since departing from Group 1 Crew?
Pablo: Well it’s been 2 yrs since I stepped down from the group. Since then I’ve gotten married and still been on my honeymoon! Immediately right after stepping down I founded a company called One Alliance Group which caters to businesses, NPO’s & Public Figures. We provide consulting services, marketing & online content development ie. websites, social media management. Since August of 2012 I jumped back into the studio to cook up this album.
JubileeMag.com: What marital tips would you give to newly weds?
Pablo: COMMUNICATION, COMMUNICATION, COMMUNICATION! Make time to talk about EVERYTHING. The good the bad and the ugly!
JubileeMag.com: What advice would you give to the single guy looking for love?
Pablo: I would say don’t look for it! ha! Let it find you. In the mean time focus on becoming the best version of you that you can. That way once it finds you, you know exactly what it is you need.
JubileeMag.com: What was your motivation for releasing your first single as a solo artist?
Pablo: To be honest I thought I had hung up the gloves with music and was going to dive into business. It was completely out of the blue where God just started tugging on my heart and I felt that there was a certain message he wanted me to convey through music. Little by little the lyrics and music just started flowing out naturally how it once was when I first fell in love with music. That’s when I knew it was time!
JubileeMag.com: Describe your musical style.
Pablo: I would say my music is urban & soulful. I’m an old school hip hop cat so my style is deeply rooted in musical styles like Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common and The Roots but at the same time sonically the production is relevant and and can go toe to toe with whats hot right now.
JubileeMag.com: What do you think it takes for an artist to have longevity in the industry?
Pablo: I truly believe longevity in this industry only comes by staying relevant and being consistent in putting out quality content.
JubileeMag.com: Can we look forward to more music from you as a solo artist?
Pablo: Absolutely. After releasing this single I will be releasing a spanish project and then begin working on my second album.
I’m glad to see my friend back on the music scene. There’s nothing like Kingdom lovers creating out-of-the-box music. Welcome back Pablo!