MidSõlis – Changes [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Eclectic, honest, unique

Tell us a few things about your new song “Changes”. What is the story behind it?

‘Changes’ is a track about my trials and tribulations during the summer of 2019. Narratively, it is split in two sections. The first one follows me dealing with rejection from someone by hanging out with my friends and joking around. The second is an introspective view of how I wasted part of my summer by chasing after women’s validation rather than hanging out with my friends more.

For which lyric you are most proud of?

For this song it has to be:

“​​Writing lyrics like they’re
Hieroglyphics matter
Real interpretation
Comes from he who flipped pyramids”

For me, this is truly special because when you get the context it paints a clear picture.

I like writing my verses with explicit and implicit details. It gives me more satisfaction knowing that for my listeners to get what I’m saying, they have to engage actively with my words. So, I think of my lyrics as hieroglyphs. Linking to that word, I use ‘pyramids’ to connect this part of the song to the previous one. When I hung out with my friends, I would flip into the river. When anything hits the water and sinks, it makes the water around it move to the sides, giving the illusion of an upside-down pyramid. So, I’m flipping pyramids by flipping into the water. In a few lines I’m providing a lot of context of me as an artist and me during that time period.

Favourite album of all time?

Good kid, m.A.A.d City by Kendrick Lamar. It has so much emotion and amazing storytelling.

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

Acknowledging you always have to learn. You can’t become comfortable if you want to be great. The biggest and most influential artists are who they are because either they or/and their teams have been students of the game they’re playing. So, I’ve learned that no matter what point I am at, I have to keep working to be the best and most educated version of myself, as an artist and individual, so I can keep making music and enjoying that process from start to end.

What was the best film you have watched during the quarantine?

Mid90s is really inspiring. It’s where I got my name from.

What would you say is your biggest vice?

Sticking to schedule. Little flourishes to finish a song can start another and by the end of the session I just have two unfinished tracks. When I set myself schedules, I’m good at meeting them, but I don’t usually set those to let creativity lead the way. I’m starting to find a middle ground though, so you’ll get new music quicker from that.

Thank you!

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