Love is always easy to write about, but difficult to actually experience – from that experience I can easily write sadder songs.
Orla Gartland ‘People aren’t stupid; if you try to be anything other than yourself, it just won’t work long term.’
Be an artist. Don’t be a copyist. Don’t follow trends & fashions. Don’t try to please others. You’ll be a much happier person. You can look back & be proud that you did things your way.
I love writing because I can write about anything – hating myself, loving myself, Swiss cheese, parking lots. I’m never going to put myself in a box regarding what I can sing about.
Following the release of his stunning album Dysphasia, we were blessed with the opportunity to interview artist and songwriter Lemesios to find out more about the music and how it all came to be. Here’s the conversation in full. * * * Hi Constantinos, thank you for your time and congratulations on the EP. Thank you for … Continued
The most suffocating thing you can do as an artist & indeed as a person it to limit yourself to one way of doing things
It’s best to stick with people who love & understand you, through that you”ll find the peace you are searching for with time. It might be best to also stop hurting yourself with your own thoughts too.
Listen to your gut, give it time & don’t push too hard. It’s just as important to find the right people & develop relationships as it is to find talented musicians & develop your sound. Friendship makes it work.
I think great live performances are imperative to success as an artist & it’s actually what I’m most comfortable with. I grew up super shy with really bad stage fright – I learned & have done more live performances than I’ve recorded.
No matter how strong the storm is you will come out still a rainbow, you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain.
I refuse to release any music that I don’t fully believe in. Music should be visceral & beautiful, it should sting, while reminding you how lucky you are that you get to listen.
I have a lot of raw emotion that I want to get out & I find writing music to be that for me. I can be expressive with my words & the beauty of it is, it can be interpreted to my listeners own personal experiences.
The industry is right behind those acts that dress in dungarees with moustaches howling down the mic, which is great but I feel like we’re not introducing anything new. Time for a greek guitar slinger to stand & sing about KFC & Uber, don’t ya think 😉