What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.

My mother had a big hand in how I became a musician. She was always very supportive of me being in the arts and put me in a lot of music lessons growing up. I wanted to learn guitar and one day my older brother gifted me with a little classical guitar. I couldn’t put it down and started writing songs from then on.

Provide us with some info about your latest release…

BAPTIZED I is the first half of another release coming soon! These are all songs I wrote (for the most part) over the pandemic. It’s about spiritual growth and learning how to make sense of it all.
During isolation, I had a lot of time to look inwards and these are the songs I found.

Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?

Music wise, I’m inspired by many different artists. Sufjan Steven’s music has always been a foundational influence for me. Recently I got very into Elliot Smith, and I think his influence show a lot in this EP.
I also love The Blue Nile, Owen Pallett, Arcade Fire…my music changes based on what I’m listening to and I think that shows throughout my albums as well.

Non-music wise, film inspires me a lot. I love cinema and stories. Reading is pretty essential to do as a songwriter, and I’m always writing down words or phrases I pick from a book.
But I just find people in general to be inspiring. I am trying to be more present in the interactions I have because you never know what you’re gonna pick up. Not to quote my own lyrics but I do really believe people are extraordinary. Everyone has a beautiful story. You never know what you are going to pick up

In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?

I literally never know how to answer this question, haha. Cause like I said, my music changes based on what I’m listening to. I’ve heard Art-Rock/Pop being thrown around so I think I’ll go with that!

Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…

If I was stuck on a desert island, I would probably be really sad so I’m only picking things that would pump me up
1. Come on Feel the Illonoise – Sufjan Stevens
2. Fulfillingness’ First Finale – Stevie Wonder
3. Sound of Silver – LCD Soundsystem
…4. Late Registration – Kanye West

Books:
1. The Bible (I’m gonna need God on an island)
2. Dune (but all of them…)
3. Game of Thrones (but also all of them, including the ones George R.R Martin hasn’t written yet)

Film
1. 2001: Space Odyssey
2. Mad Max: Fury Road
3. Mean Girls

Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?

The studio without a doubt. Creating music is inherently more fun than recreating it live. I enjoy performing live too but I get nervous about being on stage. I’d much rather be in the studio.

Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?

Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?

why? I am really proud of how my song “Win Butler” turned out. I think it has the most ambitious production out of any of my past works..

Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?

I have a song show coming up this fall which I am really looking forward to!

La Sotterenea – Montreal – Sept 23

Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…

If you could perform with anyone who would it be?

Sufjan Stevens hands down. He’s a huge inspiration for my music and I know all of his songs by heart. Together I think we could make some beautifully soft, triumphant, spiritual warfare music.

Curated by: Christos Doukakis

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