Music is the repurposing of nature as a tool. It gives me a means to enjoy life with greater comfort than I could otherwise.
To be proud of the industry that the aggregate effort of our collaboration brings about in this world.
I would start with the way that we consume art and media. Those I look up to in the industry have always impressed upon me that music is to be consumed critically and with intent to expand your understanding about another human being. A lot of music, to me, is "go about your day and let this be the sound in the background." I believe in the necessity to bring that activity back to the forefront of our culture.
The very first song to make me redirect myself towards music was Viva La Vida by Coldplay. I heard it when I was young and decided that I needed to learn how to play it.
SOPHIE, Arca, Jon Hopkins, Clem Leek, Justin Vernon,
Thought vomit, essentially
That idealism is not as unrealistic as people say it is
Uninhibited and wild. It's actually pretty impressive-looking how easily I fall into the performance.
We need to showcase what we have to say, but not take ourselves so seriously.
Honestly, I've found no better outlet to showcase my work. It's intuitive, simple, and creator-oriented. There's a simplicity to it that I really appreciate.
Writing. It's always been difficult for me. But that just assures me of the love I have for it, because the exhiliration and fulfillment of completing a piece always trumps the difficulty of undertaking the work.
Encouraging fellow musicians I encounter with genuine analysis and sharing of our works with one another.
A separation from the trophies of material success in the music industry.
GFOTY, Rina Sawayama