Brendan Cope – I’ll Be Around [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Dynamic, Rich, and Aesthetic (in the sense that fashion and art play a big role in the way I make certain decisions).

How would you describe your musical progress over the years?

My musical progress over the years is deeply tied to the progress I have made both as a musician and person. Figuring out how to go places within myself, and communicate feelings and emotions from the past is a big part of creating the music I want to. It’s taken me a long time to get to a point where I can even do that to a small capacity. My progress is nowhere near done, and I look forward to getting even better.

What first got you into music?

I think just as a kid being surrounded by good music. My parents introduced my brother and I to a myriad of legends (The Beatles and Nirvana are always the first I remember) early on, even though they didn’t play instruments. It was about what they liked to hear. When I was 12 or 13 I picked up the guitar and it immediately manifested itself deeply into my life.

Favourite album of the past year?

New release wise, Call Me if You Get Lost – Tyler. The year isn’t over, but it’s such a great record.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

The biggest challenge I face is definitely engaging people through social media. Finding what works just takes time and I’m putting my head down to figure it out.

If you were asked to rescore a film, which one would you choose?

That’s tough…Most of the movies I love have really great scores. I think working with Jordan Peele would be a blast, the score is always so integral to the story. I’d want to do something where the music really moved the feeling.

What would you say is your biggest vice?

Coffee 100%. I’m lucky that’s it at this point, but I am (at least I tell myself I am) completely dysfunctional without coffee. It’s probably a mental thing.

Thank you!

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