Today, we sat down with the band Pressure to talk inspiration to write music, advice for future musicians and much more! Be sure to check out their music and social media below after the interview!
What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your surroundings?
I have 3 main things that always inspire me. First and the strongest is nature. I can sit near the lake for hours in some kind of inspirational coma. From an everyday chaos my thoughts gather into a pattern of poems so naturally. Second is People. People I admire, who have reached the top, who have skills that I could never comprehend, people who have character traits that I consider necessary in life. And third is Loneliness. For some people, loneliness is frightening and destructive. But I think that within reasonable limits it is very useful. It is very important to take time for yourself to be filled with the right thoughts, and in my case, to write a song or come up with a few curious ideas.
What type of music did you listen to growing up?
From infancy I was immersed in the best music. My dad is a big fan The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Queen and Genesis. So usually my lullaby was “Hold On my Heart”, I played with my toys to the “Time”, I danced to “Radio Ga-Ga” and my first song that I sang was “Yellow Submarine”. Growing up my taste in music hasn’t changed much, it just got a little heavier: Korn, Slipknot, P.O.D., Alter Bridge and many others. But with age, I learned to perceive other styles of music, but only for the purpose of self-development, as well as professional interest.
Is there someone you looked up as a hero?
Well who can we call a hero? It is a quite hard question for me. Some key figures in the history like Gandhi, Nelson Mandela or Mother Teresa. I think everyone is a hero to some extent. We are all special and by doing good deeds every day we become heroes.
If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today?
I am a very creative person and most likely I would choose a different direction of art. I would love to be able to draw, but my brain just doesn’t work that way. I could be a dancer it’s a good way to express yourself. Or a designer. I love decorating and choosing colors.
What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create music?
If you want to become an artist, you have to be prepared for many challenges.
First, be patient. This is not a fast track. It doesn’t matter if you want to be a singer, guitarist or any other musician, you need to reach a certain level in order to have something to show people.
Secondly, you should never copy and imitate. We are all individual and unique. Find the strongest sides and show your true self.
And third, never stop. Improve your skills, communicate with talented people, exchange experiences with them and keep moving towards your goal. Even if sometimes it seems that nothing is working out, take a break and keep working.
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