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What inspired the verses of “Bonehead”, first song released from your upcoming album “Wax Man”?

I was feeling a bit sassy.

I feel like Bonehead has a kinda over the top groove to it, and the lyrics kinda reflect that. I wanted to write a song that was a little bit more assertive than usual, I’m usually more observant with my lyrics I guess.

How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?

I write them late at night usually; sometimes in a cab ride home i’ll think of a line I like and put it in my phone.

 

What the last song you wrote was about?

Acceptance.

 

Is passion for music something that runs in your family or you are the first one?

My brother plays guitar, he introduced me to all kinds of music.

He got me into punk, grunge, and indie as a kid. My dad is also crazy about music, he has a very eclectic taste. He’s been wanting to learn how to play guitar for quite some time, so I’m teaching him at the moment.

 

What are you planning for 2018?

I’m planning to collaborate with more artists this year, luckily I have lots of talented people around me to work with!

 

Can you tell us about the lyrics of “a sun rises every day”?

That song is partly about insomnia and how sleeplessness can make you feel.

 

Do you remember the day you wrote “ Thistle Down”?

Not really, but I do know that it’s my favourite song on the record. I love playing it live too.

 

What is the best lyric ever written for a song? 

I don’t think I have the authority to cite the best lyric of all time.

There’s too many different styles of lyricism to cite one as the best. Sometimes I like metaphors, sometimes I like literal meanings.

I keep going back to this Morrisey lyric at the moment though: “Don’t rake up my mistakes, I know exactly what they are”. I like that. The song that its from is my Dad’s favourite song.

 

Are you ever scared of revealing, aspects of your  personal experience, to strangers through your music?

A little bit, but I don’t think this record is that revealing.

 

What is the best verse you ever wrote?

I like the lyrics of the song ‘Same Old Black’ a lot.

 

If you had to use only one word to define your new album “wax man”, which one would it be?

Contemplative.

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