How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
I have a handful of lyrics and thoughts written down. Someone will send me some rhythm tracks and I’ll fit the words into various parts of the songs.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
Not really. As long as people know to take things with a grain of salt.
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
We all have debts we deserve. Speaking of which, my student loan payment is overdue.
What inspired “Bury Me Easy”, part of your upcoming EP “Arrivals”?
Stephen and I wrote Bury together on a freezing cold day during Spring Break in Montreal. That pretty much sums up the aesthetic of it.
Is there a link that connects all the songs of the new EP?
Th EP is about how strange life in your early twenties can be.
Do you remember the day you wrote “See You Upstate”?
A culmination of drives between Massachusetts and Syracuse, NY where I went to school. It’s about adapting to changes and the anxieties that come with it.
What are your plans for 2018?
Probably just listen to the new Courtney Barnett record.
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that
comes to your mind:
- Define in one word your EP “Arrivals”: Fresh.
- The best show you ever played: Goon Lagoon in Syracuse, NY.
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: We got La Croix’s once. I could get used to that.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2.
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: “I’m Gonna Getcha Good” by Shania Twian
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: Have open & honest conversation.