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.
Singing has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I started songwriting as a teenager, took a break to study jazz only to come back to it a couple of years after graduating. I first wrote some lyrics and melodies for a friend’s band. Then I took to writing my own songs on the piano, imagining how they would sound in my head. Through my collaboration initially with Frans Verburg and later on with Iraklis Anastasiadis (the two producers of my album), I gave up my analog training and fell in love with the freedom in-the-box production provides, incorporating it in my songwriting process.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
My latest single is “Moonbeam”, released January 21st 2022. It’s an electropop ballad with synthwave and trip hop influences. I think in short it can be best described as the requiem of a relationship.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
I am heavily influenced by movies. I love using them as a springboard for songwriting. Music wise, I am definitely influenced by the music that was around me when I was growing up in the 80s and 90s. I think it has had the biggest impact on my aesthetic preferences.
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?
Electropop with noir tints and a hint of frenzy.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
Albums: Kind of Blue, Ruby Blue, Ison
Movies: Blade Runner, Brazil, Fight Club
Books: The Other Hand, Midnight’s Children, The Sheltering Sky
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
I have a love and hate relationship with performing live, but I think deep down I prefer it.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
I am very accident prone. There are a number of stories with me falling flat on my face just before a gig, getting the heel of a shoe stuck on stage, dropping my in ear pack while performing, accidentally pulling a power plug. I like to keep things interesting.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
From the ones already released, “Bonnie & Clyde”. I have a soft spot for that one. Out of the upcoming album it would have to be “House of Sand”, just because it’s the only one that is made purely out of vocals.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
There’s a fourth single on the way, “Hellbent”. It will be released sometime in March, as a precursor to the album which is due at the end of spring.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
If you could have anybody’s voice for a day, whose would it be?
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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