Today, we sat down with Wild Horse to talk about their inspiration to write music, type of music listened to while growing up and more! Be sure to check out Wild Horse music below on Spotify after the interview!
What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your
I would say it’s less about our physical surroundings and more about how we’re feeling right now. We try to be as honest as possible in our music in the hopes that we can relate to everyone who listens to us. Songs can come from just life in general or how we’re feeling about a certain thing going on in the world. For example, right now I’m writing a lot of politically charged songs, after the outrageous overturning of Roe v Wade. We really just hope with our music that we can provide part of the soundtrack to our listeners’ lives and show that, despite all of our differences that people have, we are far more similar than maybe we all realize.
What type of music did you listen to growing up?
Growing up, our parents really pushed the music of their youth onto us. So when we were 10 years old and everyone else was listening to Justin Timberlake, we were listening to The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Who, The Clash, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, the Average White Band, U2 etc. we listen to all kinds of music now, but back then our parents really put their musical influences onto us, which really shaped us as a band and musicians.
Is there someone you looked up as a hero?
We always looked up to (and still do) brilliant show-people like Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Diana Ross etc. we loved the idea that with these guys, playing a gig was about more than just the music, it’s about entertainment. We’ve carried that through into our live sets and their influence on our stage show is undeniable.
If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today?
I have absolutely no idea! We’ve been in a band since I was 11 years old. I’m now 20. So that’s a significant chunk of my life that I’ve been doing music. I’ve grown up doing it and it’s shaped me into the adult I am today. I don’t really know how to do anything else. I can’t imagine not being able to perform in front of crowds. I’d probably be taking university more seriously, but I’d probably be a much less free and happy person. Making music has allowed me to discover parts of myself I probably would have never found without it, so I would be in a vastly different place in my life.
What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create
I would say question how much you really want it. Don’t get into music thinking it’s all partying and having the time of your life. It’s not. It’s extremely hard work. If you really want to go far with music, you have sacrifice a lot of your social time, friendships, relationships, time with family, education and possibly even a steady career. It takes up a lot of your time but if you really want it, there is nothing better than making music. It will free your soul. So if you really want to do it, do it.