Describe your sound in 3 words
My sound is pretty expansive, but overall it is astral, cinematic, genre-bending pop.
Tell us a few things about your new song ‘(God Is) The Camera’. What is the main idea behind it?
(God Is) The Camera is a multi-dimensional trip around the conscious universe. It’s a pretty intricate, ethereal, sexy and subversive fusion banger with a drill-pop vibe, epic rap verse and transcendental middle 8. Lyrically, it’s kinda sexy and philosophical and portrays the parallels between a conscious universe and the humxn experience.
What first got you into music?
I started playing piano and singing at a really early age, and then taught myself guitar, but it wasn’t til 2016 when I started releasing songs as myself with a full package. I’m a Leo rising (actually the moon is in Leo as I write this), so I am designed to perform. I am really grateful for my background in music and how it has allowed me to create and sustain such an elaborate universe with my artistry.
Favourite album of the past year?
Has to Shortcut To World Peace by… me! On January 1, I released and 11-track CD which featured the title track (my last single) and includes songs that have and haven’t been released yet. You can buy them on my website, NEO10Y.SPACE – it’s been getting great reviews from Billboard, Paper, The Evening Standard and lots of great playlist features, so definitely check it out!
What would you change in the music industry?
I think inclusivity, women’s and LGBTQ+ rights, more payout to artists from streaming are really important. More conscious artists are needed for a spiritual revolution. There is a history of violence and abuse in music that still needs to be exposed. I had to come forward about some problems with an editor back in 2019 and it helped so many other artists heal and move forward with their trauma, and as a result, I would say that the music industry is a better place today. I think it is really important to use your voice.
What was the best film you have watched during the quarantine?
My music video for Shortcut To World Peace is so epic and underrated – created by me, OZAT and Rob Daglish who also did such an amazing job editing the film. It’s the story of a protagonist who dies to manifest a utopian dimension of peace. I have flirted with the expanse of the astral realm and death throughout my life and artistic narrative. The video is a story of a resilient artist who dies so that their message of LOVE could expand and manifest a utopian dimension of peace. I can only hope that the mainstream chooses love and embraces non-violence now.
What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
I get a lot of online hate from enraged anti-vegans because I talk about the need for a vegan future now a lot in media and my art. There is even a hit piece on me that has a million views on YouTube, all you have to do is Google “worst vegan” and it’s the top hit. Pretty wild, but as long as we are talking about it and educating each other about a conscious future, that is all that matters!
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