Venus As a Boy – Reaching For The Sky [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

atmospheric, eclectic, dreamy

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

Reaching for the sky is a song Jenna and I made in the middle of the pandemic. I kind of made it by accident, sort of forcing myself to make music. I was going to toss the beat and forget about it but Jenna wanted to heart and an hour after sending she sent me these amazing lush vocals. Within it she had this one line “reaching for the sky, don’t say I didn’t try”. At the time I was feeling a little burnt, and down on music but that line for some reason helped remind me to keep pushing.

What first got you into music?

My parents both play piano and it wasn’t long before I started too. The rest is history, I just kept following my nose so to speak on what I liked. It’s lead me through classical music, Jazz, alt rock, rap, hip hop, electronic music, experimental music, and all the way back again.

Favourite album of the past decade?

hmmmm that’s a really tough one, there are so many, I’d have to say underscores latest project fish monger is pretty great!
What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?
I think, understanding that things take time. I won’t be happy or feel like I have found my “sound” for awhile and I’ve had to learn to just be comfortable with that and just keep exploring.

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

Wow, so many. But I think it’d be fun to do something sci-fi. I think it’d be fun to get to explore just a bunch of weird sounds. Or maybe something dramatic that much more based in reality with a darker tone, kind of like biutiful, such an amazing movie. Good question!

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

hmmmm, one time I was driving on the PCH and I accidentally swiped this car. About 2 seconds later, these police sirens go off from within the car. Turns out it was an undercover cop. Fortunately, there was almost no damage to their car, but my bumper was toast. Definitely pretty scary and would not recommend it.

Thank you!

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