Today, we sat down with pMad to talk music inspiration, advice for musicians and much more! Be sure to check out their latest track below after the interview!
What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your
A lifetime of writing lyrics and music so it is hard to say what inspires, a lifetime of learning maybe the best way to describe it. The album is full of introspection, depreciation, respect for myself and others and the changes in climate. A view of the human race from myself. Stand back and be the change you want the world to be.
What type of music did you listen to growing up?
My musical influences are so broad and I think it will come across in the singles and album.
Dark goth, new wave/80’s, metal, indie and alt rock. A sucker for a bass line.
Big Cure-head in the day and still Goth (The Cure, The Sisters of Mercy, etc), that looked out of place at Indie ‘A House’, Fugazi/Sonic Youth/Dinosaur Jr, loving Tom Waits to Suicidal Tendencies. Varied inspiration coming out in what I create.
People will hear different influences in the music, they will hear what they are familiar with.
Is there someone you looked up as a hero?
Be careful of false Gods, I look up to lots of people and admire them but not as hero’s. So many people, do not many great and beautiful things and then go along and do the most hideous of things too!! I respect so many people that would probably be as far as I could say. No More Heroes
If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today?
I see it hard to declare myself as a musician specifically, as I have always been one, but have never had to make a living from it. Not like the fantastic artists that are out there and struggling so much in this very trying times for them. I am blessed to be self employed and empowered to be able to do as I wish. I work hard to do very little and leave me time to create. I am doing the same today as I did 5 years ago.
What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create
Just do it, it will never be perfect but it will be yours. You can go back over it again anyway. Just get started and finished and release. The simplicity of being able to release music these days is amazing, of course you will not make money until you can get back gigging, etc but get started anyway and see where it leads you. I am still amazed as to where it has led me!!