Slow Dancing Society
1. What are your top five albums that were released in 2017? (In order 1-5)
- Windswept by Johnny Jewel - Windswept
- Cigarettes After Sex - s/t
- Hammock - Mysterium
- Ryan Adams - Prisoner
- Twin Peaks season 3 score by Angelo Badalamanti & others
2. What band did you discover in 2017 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?
Brit Floyd. They're an incredible Pink Floyd tribute band that completely blew me away with their performance. They didn't miss a note!
Seeing them perform was one of those shows that you go to so few times in life that renews your love of love music.
3. How will you remember 2017? (In terms of music)
It's been a busy year for me writing and recording as I've been on a bit of creative street which any musician is always grateful for and will certainly help ‘17 stand out.
4. What can we look forward to from you in 2018?
A new EP in February called prologue: The Magic Lantern, which serves as a companion piece/intro to a full-length album in April called The Torchlight Parade.
Those familiar with my past work will see this new music as a spiritual successor to an earlier album of mine called Laterna Magica.
5. What records are you looking forward to most in 2018?
Whatever comes my way. Most of my favorite albums and artists have come my way without me knowing they were to be released.
6. For most, 2017 will be remembered as a year of political and social conflict. How does that cultural atmosphere influence your own music or artistic life?
I began taking an approach to not try and add/contribute to the fire that is politics and social issues in general but rather offer up something of an escape of sorts for not only myself but others; music and art should always be that. Sure, art can be a vehicle to express one's stance or feelings toward an issue or ideal and while there's certainly a place for that, I believe art needs to be an escape. I simply don't prefer to be reminded of how terrible or unjust the world is in art. I'd prefer to allow art to give me that reprieve to where I can come back out of that moment and then approach whatever political or social issue presents itself with rested and cogent eyes.