How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
They come like dreams, and I just try to be present enough to follow where that leads.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
The most important thing is to not write songs based on whatever the songs of the time are, and to try to make unique and important work. Far too often do people copy whatever sound or pocket everybody else is doing. It’s time for people to start doing different things in music.
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
I just try and write the best songs I possibly can and then let the rest fall where it does. Although I am a very private person and don’t speak on my personal life in public, I write whatever song that comes to me with no expectations.
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
It’s in a song I just wrote a couple days ago, so you’re going to have to wait to find out. Ha!
What inspired “Eye Of The Storm”, part of your latest EP “The Finest Summersault”?
‘Eye Of The Storm’ was inspired by the state of the country today. Everyone is so torn apart by the state of our politics no matter which party you support, and I wanted to write a song that spoke to those divisions.
‘Undone’ came very quickly. It’s about a girl I used to know. It’s the only song without a guitar on the album, and it has sort of a different feel.
Do you remember the day you wrote “Bells”?
Yes, ‘Bells’ also came very quickly. I was in Northern California playing in some local bars and it just came to me like lightning. I wrote it down, and have been playing it ever since.
What are your plans for 2019?
I’m going to keep putting out more music, and play a ton of shows wherever I can.
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 “the finest summersault”: Turbulent.
- The best show you ever played: All of them.
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: My guitar.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: London Calling by The Clash.
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: Love In Vain; Robert Johnson is one of my favorite lyrical songs.
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: Don’t give in to reason.