Perttu Leinonen – I Found It [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Unrefined, autumn, passage

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

“I found it” is a part of 3 album collection, Eyes closed, Hidden and mind open.
I found it is in the Hidden album. Story so far tells about death of a friend and how life felt during the Corona isolation and how I get over it. It was written as kind of healing music for people that might find help from knowing that they are not alone in their feelings.
“I found it” starts the passageway out of the noise and dark industrial world towards musical world where Eyes closed album ended. There are still shadows hanging in the Hidden theme, but we are quite close to musical world.

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

Yes, I l would love to collaborate. I found incredible singer Llany Arias who has been very central part for most of the releases. It keeps you grounded when you work with real people. There just isn’t that many people out there interested in experimenting, it takes loads of time and effort to do something properly. And yes, songwriting is lonely process. And really weird process where you are writing for the future that you can not predict.

Favourite album of the past decade?

Forest Agates from Deca. It is really difficult to find new music, but I listened what he had to say and liked the message and production.

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

Everything has a cost. I produce everything alone and each sound has a price tag.
I was lucky to get good master for this one, but to keep costs low you need to learn to mix and master. It is mind numbing equation if you are just producing art and got no sales.

Which book should we read while listening to your music?

Nine Princes in Amber from Roger Zelazny.

You’d give up making music for…

Could start doing game or movie music, but giving up music is no option

Thank you!

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