Following the release of a couple of uniquely varied and creative singles, we caught an interview with artist and songwriter 3mind Blight to find out more about what drives his eclectic musicianship. Here’s how it went.
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Hey – thanks for the interview. For those who don’t know, how would you describe your approach to making music?
I approach it as a feeling. What I feel is what comes out in the music.
What prompted you to choose this artist name?
Often times I am pulled to do a rock song… a rap song or a song that lets the music express the feelings etc… of the song. Three styles.. One person… A riff is stuck in my head as if it haunts me until completed.. A blight on my personal life… So 3Mind Blight was a perfect fit.
There are a lot of creative differences between your releases to date – who or what would you say has inspired this sort of eclecticism?
I am only inspired by how I think or feel at the time… but if I had to pick an artist that inspired me to do music it would be Alice In Chains.
What sort of setting or situation usually inspires you to write or create something new?
Anger or Love. Hatred or compassion. Anything really.
What do you hope people get from your music?
I hope to show raw feelings and convey the importance of self reliance.
What comes to mind if I ask you to name a song that affected you personally in some way, that you could easily play on repeat and the connection would only grow stronger?
Rooster or Would by AIC.
What are your hopes and plans as an artist over the coming months and years?
Months…… Hope to be able to make enough cash to invest in my company. Years… hope to make enough to set up a Camp/Foundation of Music schools/learning places for the less fortunate children who are poverty stricken with no outlet but crime. Music helps.. Music changes the outcome of life and with a goal in mind can change the who, how and what we all become.
Is live performance an important part of what you do?
Nope.. Been there.. Done that… It will reach whoever it needs to reach… and if that is no one my work is done.
What are your thoughts on the mainstream music world at present – are there any well known, newer artists you’ve been following?
I can say it is few and far in between. I do not like most of everything that is out and stuck in our face as if a display of hate and sex and money like idol worship. Most if not all of the new music is made for the markets… and what sells.. Not what is good but what is trending at the time.
What’s something you still hope to learn more about or improve, creatively speaking?
I would like to learn every aspect of music as a whole. I wan’t to be able to create anything and everything that I hear and feel through music. I would like to speak through music and let it play over and over to relay a message whatever that message may be.
What’s the best thing about making music?
Hope. Desire. Love and emotion.
Is there anything else we should know?
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