Today, we sat down with Split Persona to talk musical heroes, music listening to when growing up and much more! Be sure to check out their music on Spotify below right after the interview!
Here is the interview:
What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your surroundings?
My inspiration to write music is the drive to make something inspiring for others as well as something someone can have fun listening to.
What type of music did you listen to growing up?
I listened to everything. From Lady Gaga to Ozzy Osbourne, from Slayer to The Outlaws. Even though my parents weren’t musicians themselves, they really exposed me to a huge variety of music that I have known to love to this day.
Is there someone you looked up to as a hero?
Eddie Van Halen inspired me to take on music in general. After watching him shred his 13 minute rendition of Eruption, it only made me curious about how he got those sounds out of his guitar. Dave Grohl however has become a household name in my family. After discovering Foo Fighters and seeing how Dave can capture an audience and write such captivating and fun music, I instantly looked up to him as a hero. He’s always inspiring me to write new songs and do musical things, he’s just that type of guy. I mean he barbeques and drinks coffee, what more can you ask for?
If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today?
I’d most likely be applying to a tech school majoring in coding and creating video games. I had always wanted to create video games with a company like Valve, Bethesda, or Ubisoft. I grew up playing games made by them, and was extremely inspired to make my own video games, leading me to take coding classes all throughout middle school and highschool. And then music happened, and that just. stopped.
What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create music?
Write. Write. Write. Be creative because this is when you can be. It’s YOUR world making music. If people like the music they will catch on to it, so be you on stage and give it your all every show.