James Lee
5 min readJan 7, 2021

What’s your name and where are you from?

My name is James Hunter Simmons (I go by Hunter) and my artist/brand name is MVNIC and I am from Austin Texas.

What makes you different?

What makes me different as a person or an artist is my drive and integrity to carry out what I want to portray as a product. My musical background, from being in drum line in high school to being a drummer in bands all throughout the Austin music scene into building my own brand as a solo artist. I am self efficient and produce majority of my own material. I bring a lot of influences together from my roots and incorporate them with modern sounds. Whatever the new wave is, I am more than capable of bringing my own roots of influences and making them into something that is modern and fresh. The era of music is consistently changing and it is IMPORTANT to stay consistent with while being able to bring in influences AS LONG AS IT MAKES SENSE AND SELLS!

What do you wish to accomplish?

What I want to accomplish in life is to honestly fulfill my music career. It’s a cliche answer but I don’t care to live a lavish life, I just want to pay my bills and live a modest life and to help support my parents because they have been to hell and back for me. I want to sell records and I want to play sold out shows. I want to spread my name, I want to help others that have been in the same life situations as me and I want to be the voice for the people that feel like they don’t have one or that feel like they need permission to speak out when really they do not. Like I said I know it sounds cliche but I have dedicated my entire life to music and I am not implying that I deserve success, but I am saying that I will bang in as many doors until one opens up. I want to make my family proud and I want to feel like I didn’t waste my life chasing a dream when I KNOW I am more than capable of achieving it.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Where do I see myself in the next 5 years? Well I see myself putting out hit songs on billboard and influencing artists like the ones that influenced me. I see myself traveling and telling my story and it being heard and accepted, obviously not by everyone because music is subjective but…



James Lee

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