Today, we sat down with metal band Heedless Elegance to talk inspiration to write music, music listened while growing up and much more! Be sure to check out their music on Spotify below after the interview!
Here is the interview:
What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your surroundings?
I think it could come from anything, just walking down the street and a thought comes to
your mind or a topic that you are interested in gives you new perspectives because you
approached the question from a different way, so really anything, the only thing is you
need to pay attention on these things and you will find valuable informations. Personally
these days I got my inspirations from video games, movies and books.
What type of music did you listen to growing up?
I started my “career” with Green Day when I was a child, their CD was the first I’ve ever
gotten, after that step by step I started to fall into the heavier stuffs, first Metallica, than my
all time favourite band System Of a Down and after all the metalcore deathcore stuffs. I
think I can feel the impact of these bands in my vision of music, but these days my
influences are coming from other genres and arts. For example mostly these days I’m only
listening to the songs of Twenty One Pilots or Ennio Morricone and some electronic
musics like Drum and Bass or Goa.
Is there someone you looked up as a hero?
Serj Tankian was my hero in my childhood, because System of a Down is my favourite band of all
time. My first real big concert where I’ve ever been was Serj’s solo project tour with the album of
Elect The Dead. I’ll never forget what I felt there!
If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today?
I can’t imagine my life now without music, because I think it is connected to my deepest part of
my bones. Probably I would fall into a deep depression and self-pity, and I don’t know how could I
climb out from it.
What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create music?
- I would say, if it’s really means a lot to you, and you want to do this for real, than you need to be
determined. It is very hard to prevail these days, and you will bump into a lot of disappointments,
mistakes and problems in a scale of everything to everything, but if you are determined, and you
truly believe in your music and the value of it, maybe you can overcome on those things.