Never give up. If you really want something that bad, you should be able to taste it. I’m always trying to improve with every song I write, and I also try to soak up many different musical influences. Sometimes I feel like a sponge trying to absorb everything.
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Episode #530: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://tobtr.com/10333445
Interview by Jacqueline Jax
host of A.V.A Live Radio
Band Name: The DRead Pirate Roberts ft. S
Olive – Lead Vocals
Cheryl – Vocals/Guitar
Thea – Vocals
Brian – Guitar/Keyboards/Vocals
Person Interviewing: Mike
Song name: New England
Music Genre:: Pop/Dance
The song is about being in love and losing that person you loved the most. It’s about rejection really. Something most people go through at least once in their life. Most of all it’s about me and about someone that no longer wanted to be with me. New England is also about pain and not really knowing about how to deal with that.
Part of the lyric in New England goes – “I miss the way you used to hold me, and press your lips softly on mine. God what I’d give to feel you now, one more time”….
I create commercial pop music, but always based on personal experiences. I like my songs to have plenty of hooks in them and have well crafted lyrics. The melody should always be interesting, so I endeavour to make my songs memorable. I’m always trying to improve with every song I write, and I also try to soak up many different musical influences. Sometimes I feel like a sponge trying to absorb everything.
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This release is very commercial..
and for the time being it represents the bands direction, however, music should be organic and grow, so who knows what the future might hold in terms of musical direction. I am a songwriter first and foremost, so I would like to work with other artists and genres of music.
I tend to create my music at home…
New England being a strange exception. I got to work very early one day and their was an old battered guitar in the corner of the office. I could see the sun rise and for some reasonIi started to write a song in the style of Glen Campbell called New England (Providence).
Over time the song went through many changes. The first version of New England was recorded in Dublin, Ireland with a female session singer. This version was a complete disaster. The song was completely started again in London, and again after that, it was remixed by someone else. When New England was being produced, I knew how it should sound, so was in the studio every step of the way giving direction. I like to use Keyboards/Guitar when composing a song.
How do you stay focused and balance creating with life..
This can sometimes be challenging, but I try keep a balance between life and making music. I try to be disciplined about my songwriting and give several hours most days to writing. Even if no songs are happening, it’s still good practice to play the guitar/keyboard as much as possible.
What piece of music advice forever changed your way of thinking? Never give up. If you really want something that bad, you should be able to taste it.
I live in…
I am based in London, UK. The music scene here is vibrant. Lots of different genres of music are on offer, live venues thrive. It’s all good.
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