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 first exposure to music was at the age of four. That’s because my mom used to listen to classical and orchestral music. I fell in love with all the instruments, especially the piano, violin, and cello. What is fascinating about music is that it’s a universal language and connects people from all over the world.
Over the years, I fell in love with more genres, especially EDM. I remember the first time I watched the Tomorrowland festival, and I was hooked. There is something contagious about electronic music. I believe that the most important thing in life is to be happy, celebrate it and create memories. This is exactly what EDM is all about. I struggled severely in the school system and felt that I was wasting my time. I taught myself how to play piano at the age of 15, and honestly, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
I still have a lot to learn, and I am getting better every day. Music started as a way to distract myself from struggles at school and social life, but it quickly became much more than that. A year later, I started creating music and knew I had found my purpose.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
I released my first EP with my best friend.
I wanted to make a piece that contains 4 songs (+2 acoustic versions) that tells the story of the strange kids.
Dorel and I are not normal; we are outsiders.
We think we are strange but unique, so we decided to tell our stories as musicians and human beings.
This EP means a lot to me; I created these songs from the depth of my soul.
Dorel is like a brother to me, and I am so happy that I created my debut Ep with him.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
I get inspiration from so many things, but I think the most powerful sources of inspiration come from traveling, movies, and music festivals/concerts.
Music-wise, I listen to so many genres and am always open to new sounds.
So many artists and bands inspire me.
Artists and bands like Coldplay, ILLENIUM, The Script, Martin Garrix, Labrinth, Ed Sheeran, Bring Me The Horizon, Hans Zimmer, Said The Sky, Dabin, and more.
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?
Honestly, I can’t define my music by genre because I always love to experiment with different sounds and styles of music. I produce mainly EDM, but I love pop, soft-rock, and acoustic songs. What I can tell is that my goal is to create a versatile and interesting catalog. I don’t want to create repetitive music with the same sounds and structure. In the past, I always created EDM, but now I am more open-minded to try different things, techniques, and genres. I want to surprise myself and my listeners by taking them on an interesting musical journey. I do my best to create emotional music and interesting melodies with strong and meaningful lyrics. In my opinion, we all experience pain, depression, anxiety, trauma, and so many different kinds of pain that might not be visible to anyone else. I believe that my songs speak to people, heal them, and can make them feel better and motivated.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
Actually, I have not performed yet because in my country the EDM scene is not popular at all and most people don’t listen to music in English but I am sure that I will prefer performing live because I can’t wait to connect with all my listeners.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
Yeah, the story of my song “Explore The World” is unique.
This is the first song I ever released, and I never expected it to be huge.
I told myself that if the song won’t succeed in the first year I will delete it.
The song started to take off a year after I released it.
People started using it on their Instagram videos and it went viral. I never thought that my debut song would go viral! This song touches so many people and I am extremely grateful. It’s been a really cool thing to see the message in the song have such a profound impact on people. I was in such a strange place in life when this song came out. The success of this song gave me confidence. It made me believe I am good enough and that I must continue no matter what.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
I think “Keep Me From Falling Apart” because I tried something that I never did in the past.
I combined pop, pop-punk, and EDM together—genres that I really love. It was so fun creating it. I will definitely create another pop punk/EDM song in the future. Even though I’m not a great guitarist, I forced myself to play as much as I can. That’s why this song contains a lot of guitar layers, something that I will do more in my future productions for sure!
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
Yeah, my biggest goal is to get an artist visa; I really want to move to the US.
I believe that I will have many more opportunities there to develop my music career.
Unfortunately, it’s very complicated, but I believe that one day I’ll get it.
This year I will keep making music and touching people’s hearts and souls. I want to keep growing my socials and fanbase. I want to evolve and become a better version of myself – as a musician and as a person.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
What is the first thing you’re going to do when you become a millionaire?
I will surprise my parents with their dream home.
I just can’t wait to change their lives and spoil them as much as I can.
Photo Credits: Eden Zemer
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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