Today, we sat down with Void Collapse to talk music inspiration, advice for musicians and much more. Be sure to check out their music below after the interview on Spotify!
What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your surroundings?
Maybe once in awhile, and then maybe nature. Mostly inspiration comes literature, art, movies and fantasy in general. I’m always watching music production documentaries for the music side of things. I just watched the Wrecking Crew documentary a few times. I love that sort of thing
What type of music did you listen to growing up?
Whatever I could get my hands on The Beatles, Motown, Public Enemy early on. I was always looking for the darkest, heaviest thing. I found death metal pretty early on when I was 11 or so. It was right while death metal was taking off (the early nineties) so it’s been in my life the whole time. A local band called Amputist was on track to be signed, but they fell apart somehow. I had an article from the local newspaper that sparked my imagination, and made me a lifelong fan. I was trying to find out the bands on their shirts from there on out. Lol
Is there someone you look up to as a hero?
Pretty much just my dad. I couldn’t have asked for a better one.
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing today?
I do everything I want to. Making music is one of the things I do in my free time. I have a family and work, so I keep it on a hobby level. I like to illustrate and do flat art also. I’ve found that with things you like to do, it’s better to do them when you have inspiration, than to burn out on them.
What advice do you have for fans out there that want to create music?
Just make your own path and do what you want to do. In this day in age there is no right or wrong way, but it’s challenging. When I started putting music out I realized quickly how big the ocean of music is. It’s pretty daunting actually. Don’t get discouraged, find a way to win every single person, and get them listen.