Interview with Phenomy

Today, I sat down with Loic who is the lead guitarist, lyricist and main composer for Phenomy. He lets me know of his musical inspirations, advice for musicians and much more! Be sure to check out the band’s music below after the interview!

Interview:

What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your
surroundings?

 

I write music because this is my way of speaking my mind and getting all my thoughts out and I believe that it kind of transform all the negativity into something beautiful that other people can relate to. I get inspired by movies, tv shows, video games and personal experiences in life. Specifically horror and dark stories, it really interests me because I think we live in a very dark world and our music represent that.

What type of music did you listen to growing up?

 

When I was a kid music didn’t matter much to me, I was hooked mainly by tv shows and video games themes like Batman, Mortal Kombat, Saint Seiya, stuff like that.

 

Later on, I got introduced to Eminem at school but what really got me hooked was turning on MTV one day and watching Metallica live at Rock Am Ring 2003. They were performing Seek And Destroy and me being a huge wrestling fan, I realised that it was Sting’s theme song at some point. That was when I really began to be interested in music. Later on Rudy’s (Drummer) brother bought a bunch of CDs including a compilation CD from a local music store called “Pantera” in Lebanon and there was a bunch of cool bands like System Of A Down and Judas Priest but the one that really was interesting to me was Metallica’s St Anger which was their latest release back then. This is where I started to jam Metallica’s discography from 1983 to 2003 and loving every bit of it.

 

And with that, my metal days started and I got introduced to Godsmack, Pantera, Children Of Bodom and Testament.

Is there someone you looked up as a hero?

 

My older brother Kevin was always an Idol to me, the way he is committed and determined to achieve stuff was very influential to me.

 

Musically Cliff Burton is totally my idol as a musician, James Hetfield as a composer and lyricist, Dimebag Darrell as a guitar mentor and person.

 

Composers like Hans Zimmer and Dany Elfmann play a huge role on how I Perceive and compose music today.

If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today?

 

I don’t know really, I worked in many fields in my life but none came close of being interesting to me as of being a musician.

 

Making movies and writing stories would have been fun to me, but that it what I am doing now with Phenomy and that is super exciting to me.

 

If I knew how to draw, I think that would have been interesting to me as well, I would be an Illustrator or something.

What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create
music?

The most important thing is to create music for yourself, before anything else. Create music that you would like to listen to, get wild in trying different stuff and dare to try things you never thought you would explore.

 

By James Hetfield’s words : Dream big and dare to fail.

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