Your music remains uplifting but some of your lyrics are sad or treat more problematic moments. Is that a purposeful artistic choice? What’s the meaning behind that?
I love getting to the core and heart of the human experience! Getting back to the things that make us, us. Plus I love, love, love a great pop song. But I think it’s a subconscious thing as I try not to think about it too much. When a song is coming through there’s no internal dialog going on. I sort of try to interpret it myself after the fact, kind of like you!
In your artworks you use an 80’s aesthetic, do you think that this is aesthetic also influenced your music?
I’ve been changing it up on these newer releases like “All American” and the ones to come after! I try not to overthink it again, I just feel when design, clothes, and color palettes feel right and go for it. But the songs lead the way.
“All American” is about idealizing a relationship and how everything looks better on the outside. Do you also have this feeling about being a musician?
Yeah, we’re all human. Getting lost in fantasies and wanting is something we all probably go through. I suppose as adults we also think about, “What if I were a banker or a scientist…” Or insert whatever it may be at times. But as far as being a music man, it’s its own reward. Words can’t express how wonderful it is to get to convene with it and create songs! So I just ride out any highs and lows and try to be thankful.
You did a collaboration with Doe Paoro, what motivates you to do collabs? Are you planning anything soon?
Man, I love collabs. Doe Paoro is great! I’m doing one with Jim Bianco for Sugaroo Records soon and I have one with my friend Cole who goes by the artist name “Greg.” It’s just nice connecting with people and creating something new that if we individually created, would be different. I plan on doing more.
🎧 If you were a type of…fruit
The orange is the perfect fruit. It’s a full-on sensory experience. The color is magnificent, the smell is remarkable, it comes in a biodegradable package, they are like nature’s pierogies. You bite into this crisp juicy citrus blast and all is well. Refreshing. Plus you have to work for it when you peel it and you get a little messy. It’s a great first accomplishment to start your day within the morning.
🎧 What is your favorite book?
‘Island’ by Aldous Huxley. Last book he wrote before he moved on from this physical realm. He got really into enlightenment and I’d recommend it to anyone.
The celebrity that confirmed your sexuality the first time ever
The smartest thing you’ve ever done
Bitcoin baby! Just kidding. Move to LA 😉
Give us 5 emerging artists that you want to highlight for everyone to discover right now.
Anything you want to add before we finish?
Yo! Indiemono makes the best playlists. You guys really curate some great upcoming artists and the world needs people like you. Thanks for the support guys and thanks for having me on!