At just 19 years old, Micro TDH, real name Fernando Morillo, has taken impressive and progressive steps in Venezuela musical scene. He has been releasing singles and EPs and selling out shows for several years now, accumulating a huge fanbase, with 330,000 followers on Instagram.
He is on the verge of releasing his most meaningful and best music to date. The song “Vuelve a Mí” dropped Wednesday (May 30), and comes as the second part of a “bilogy” that started with his previous release “Como No,” which already has over 1 million views on YouTube.
“Vuelve a Mí” (“Come Back to Me”) mixes dancehall, electronica and reggaeton and is defined as “world music.” It’s music video continues the storyline presented in “Como No” and deals with the idea of things fading out with time and the influence of meaningful relationships in life.
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Billboard Venezuela sat down exclusively with Micro TDH for a full interview ahead of the single release.
Who is Micro TDH? How was your first encounter with music? What are your influences?
Micro TDH is pure music. That is what I am all about, and that is why I started very young being influenced by rap music but currently I go through a bunch of genres.I have too many influences and inspirations. From life situations to world situations, in terms of people who inspire me, they are also too many to count. Besides, I draw inspiration from many genres and many things like sports, science and even politics.
You live a pretty unusual life for a person your age. How does it feel to be living your dreams already?
I feel I get more and more grateful with life. It has not been easy. From the lowest point, I have been working, and everything I have accomplished has come with a great amount of effort, but life has compensated those efforts. All this is still starting, I have many things I dream of, areas to grow as a person and a great path to walk by.
What is your opinion of the musical scene in Venezuela right now?
It’s incredible, one of its best and more important moments because we have overcome obstacles and expectation of what we could do. Also, in between all the bad news we deal with as a country, we in this industry have been able to gift our people moments to set free their minds of all the crisis.
Has the crisis Venezuela is living affected your approach to music?
For sure, and it has so on my music and myself. Personally is frustrating to not know whether or not your hard work and effort will be compensated because of how unstable our economy is. In my craft, it has affected me but only to motivate me to overcome it and make art of quality and inspire others to give the best of themselves as well, regardless of this situation.
You seem to be very close with all your peers, like Big Soto and Trainer. Is it always that unity we see on social media?
Yes, they are my brothers. We all get together very well and encourage and support each other, just like you all see on the Internet.
And on the subject of social media, what do you make of it? You have a young but big fanbase and they can be really influenced by what they see there. Do you think of that to be a good influence on them?
Social media is a great tool to promote projects and art if you use it the right way. If you don’t go that way, it can bring harm to people. I try to only showcase positive things to my audience. I have my flaws, as every human being, and my things to work on, but yes, I try and put on the best possible image for my fans.
Now, back to the music. What is the inspiration behind this second part of the “bilogy,” formed by “Como No”? Any stories in particular?
“Como No” is an introspective story and a presentation card at the same time. It also reflects the narrative of two people who just want to learn from each other on a relationship. There is actually a story, from when we shot both music videos back in February in Anzoátegui. A 17-year-old girl that has been missing for four days, Verónica Corona, was found dead the day of the shooting, and later it was discovered she had been kidnapped before being killed. She and all her family were my fans, so I promised them I would dedicate the ending of this “bilogy” to her.