Since our last interview, how would you say your sound has evolved?
I believe our last interview was back in May 2018 and a lot of things have changed since then. About my sound, I don't know exactly where it's going. I'm putting in effort to experiment and explore my songwriting in general. There isn't a formula that I apply to finish songs. I've been trying everything. Alternative rock, melodic bass, chill trap and stuff like that. Most of the times its me just making something between those three styles. I really love the process and how's it evolving me and my sound in general. I'm really excited to finish these songs and put out into the world.
Since an early age, I had some sort of attachment towards melodic genres. The emotionalism of melodic genres what got me into making them. If I have to draw my majority of inspirations to certain artists then Illenium, Porter Robinson, Avicii would come into my mind first. My sound is heavily influenced by them. I agree marketing such music could be a challenge and that's where labels fall into place. I have been releasing with a French label called, Eonity. They have been dearful enough to help me out and promote my music to where it belongs, It helped me discover people and connect with them. All I'd say when you have done your part of work that's writing your best piece of music possible, Then it's your responsibility to let it reveal into the world through passionate people.
In a recent post, you talked about putting more emphasis on songwriting and composition which was very apparent in your heartfelt track, "I'll Be Gone," with cÃ¸ld. Can you use that track as an example of how you tackle the writing process?
I remember when I was writing and composing for I'll Be Gone, I had this theme of how creative professionals struggle mentally at most of the times. The general vibe and lyrics were kind of based on the tragic death of Avicii. He as an artist was very dear to me. It was 2015 when I started making music after I discovered Avicii using FL Studio and then I downloaded it and never looked back. I really love the process of composition and songwriting. Seeing it evolve through tracks that I put out makes me genuinely happy! I usually start with composing for the verse, most of the times it would be chords and sometimes vocal melody on top of it. Then I start looking for vocalists and for "I'll be Gone," my friend Hannes SchÃ¼tz had the pleasure for writing lyrics and performing vocals under his alias cold. This track turned out to be very emotional and powerful and we both were really happy with the end result.
A topic that has fortunately remained in the spotlight for the past few years is the issue of mental health.
Mental health is one such important aspect of basically every human here on this planet. Physical health is easy to recognize and often cured, suppressed with all sorts of medicines and stuff. I feel like people who are mostly involved in creative professions such as music, art, cinema, etc. need to be more cautious about their mental well being. Musicians, as most of them kind of sub-consciously go deep inside their minds to fetch some ideas, creativity but along with it they bring out some emotions, good or bad. To me, I have this tendency of finding myself alone, and doubting my art, things which are way too emotionally attached to me. Questions like, "Where will I go with this?" etc. I think being in the present moment is what most of us need to cultivate. I myself have been trying some techniques of meditation to stop anxiety and try to be present in the moment. I'd like to thank you for talking about this, This is one such important topic that needs to be talked about over and over.
What are some of the goals you've set for yourself for 2020 and beyond?
My goals are probably to improve myself both creatively and mentally. I'm going to practice a lot of songwriting, improve my production techniques and continue to do better.
Thanks so much to Tritan for taking the time to answer our interview questions! Check him out using the links below!
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Chris W. Lao
Label Manager, Writer, DJ, and Student.
3/1/2020 12:11:49 pm
NCS is a amazing community and starting point for upcoming electronic musicians! All the best luck to Tritan as well!!
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