Today, we sat down with Seraina from Dead Venus to talk music inspiration, advice for musicians and much more! Be sure to check out her band’s music Dead Venus below on Spotify!
What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your surroundings?
Yeahh kinda: Life itself is the biggest inspiration for my songwriting. Experiences, pain, fear, losses… all this is being processed and “converted” into something more beautiful, which in the end brings back new strength and power to carry on. It‘s also really inspiring to find out what holds you back and what pushes you forward in life.
What type of music did you listen to growing up?
Mostly Pop – 90s child (twinkles) – Chrstina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, Björk… But when I was a teenager I started to search for more heavy stuff and was listening to Marilyn Manson, Disturbed, Metallica, also Rammstein and other Bands in different directions of Rock and Metal. Later I discovered Judas Priest and Opeth in my early 20s. Both bands had a big influence on my songwriting and singing from then on.
Is there someone you looked up as a hero?
No. Me and my band always wanted to create our very own sound. I think it’s important to have influences to know which direction you want to go. But having a “hero” was never the case. Also, there are too many great artists in so many different genres of music that it’s almost impossible to pick one. Know what I mean? (twinkles)
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing today?
I don’t know. There was never a plan b (laughes)
For sure it would be something creative and something with which I could communicate with people. These are the things I like the most about making music.
What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create music?
Just never stop listening to music and searching for new acts. There are some pretty cool bands out there who haven’t a big audience yet but they’re already great! And if they have, buy their CDs and merchandise instead of only listening to them through spotify or similar streaming platforms. Like for example our EP package (twinkles).