Artist Interview: Bluetonium
Tell us about yourself and your music
To cut a long story short. I first became fascinated with music at the age of 5, so my mother tells me. I still have a vivid memory the day my father came home with a black shiny disc which he pulled out of a sleeve, and placed it into what I thought was a cabinet. He turned a few knobs, and that was it! This wonderful sound filled my body with a sense of euphoria. My love for music was chiselled into my brain to this very day. I cannot pigeon hole my music, because I don’t have a specific genre that I’m tied too. I write what comes naturally to me. However I am a Jazz Funk/Soul head if you really want to know. I like to experiment with rhythms, and break all the rules if possible. My fans always ask me about what inspires me, and what my motivation is. I simply tell them the motivation is my undying love for creating music that can only comes from deep inside my very being. I also say that the best songs always come from your soul, because without soul you really have nothing.
Talk to us more about your latest release
My latest release BAD NEWS Album consisting of 12 songs is a perfect example of my ability to create music of different genres, without any of them conflicting with each other. That is something unique these days. Most bands and artists have some sort of continuity running throughout the album…Not me! I write each song as my moods take me. I’m not restricted to a specific style. I write as a free spirit.
My New EP to be released in October 2017 is further removed from my latest album. Which keeps my fans on their toes, as they’re not quite sure what I’m going to come up with next? I would say this new EP titled Bluetonium is an acquired taste.
What inspired you to write this release?
I’m not sure how to answer this question without sounding like I’ve drawn my idea’s from something. If anything it’s I. It’s a musical diary of my experiences, and also my emotions, just life in general.
Any plans to release a video?
No not at the moment. I don’t have the resources to produce one sorry.
Any plans to hit the road?
No. I’m a solo studio artist for the moment. I used to have a band a few years back, but it was so hard to keep all the heads in one place. Unfortunately they could not see my vision.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
Just real and raw. With no artificial additives.
Who have you been listening to lately?
John Martyn, Pink Floyd, Prince.
Tell us about your passions
Opening my eyes and seeing the world for what it is. And saying, am I still here.
What else is happening next in your world?
I will be shortly working on a new project.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Mike!