Mike Wilde – Long Long Time [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Fervent,Funky and Fun

Tell us a few things about your new song ” Long Long Time “. What is the main idea behind it?

It’s about getting a second chance at Love and how sometimes that chance will come when you least expect it !

Do you like the idea of collaborating? Is songwriting a lonely process?

I think collaborating is really important, particularly when you’re starting out and learning the craft of songwriting. But the more you can do on your own the better in terms of developing your own singular Vision.
These days my job is quite similar to how a writer would work. I’m mostly on my own in the writing and recording phases and yeah .. sometimes it can be lonely. At times like that I try to concentrate on the next task at hand and don’t worry too much about all the Noise in and around this business.Today I have a guitar track to add to a song .. if I get it done it’ll be a Good day.

Favourite album of the past year?

I’m not really an Album person .. I’m making music or practising most of the time so when I’m relaxing I most enjoy silence. But having said that there’s a few Artists I have my eyes on at the moment .. I’m diggin’ Leon Bridges, a chick that goes by the moniker of Biig Piig and some Aussie Hiphoppers called Downsyde. Their latest Single, ‘Call’, IS dOPE !

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

When I first started playing and performing my music was not regarded as being very commercial. It’s only recently that I’ve moved as an Artist more into the Mainstream. I supported myself for many years doing a bunch of different jobs both in and out of the Music Industry. It certainly made me work harder to get my music out there connecting with people.

When not writing music, how do you spend your time?

I walk a lot, swim during the warmer months and train or stretch every day. That’s a necessity because I’ve broken a lot of bones over the years falling off motorbikes and practising Martial Arts.

What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?

Well this is a tough one to answer. I can say that I was pretty wild when I first left school and my parents house.I had a pretty strict, conservative upbringing. I guess I rebelled against that and landed myself in hot water with the law on more than one occasion. I spent a night in a particularly notorious jail in Queensland in my twenties. That was a wake up call !

Thank you!

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