Major Kami – Burns In The Barns [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

DE : Obsessive; conceptual alternative electropop; provocative

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

MK :Burns in the Barns is based on the suicide of David Bowie’s half brother Terry Burns.
Terry was a huge influence in his brother’s life but sadly, he suffered with schizophrenia and eventually ended his life on The Coulson South train tracks.
Anxiety, paranoia, frantic feelings…All of these thoughts and feelings went into this song…The frantic, moody music inspired these words along with the story of TB…
For which lyric you are most proud of?

MK :”Shadows inside my head. Voices speaking Kerouac. Inside this addled brain, voices conspire. Coulsdon tracks are calling me, snowy silent enemy.”

Artists and people who have influenced and inspired you?

DE : Major Kami has many imaginations, his influences are numerous ! 🙂
For my part I would say Kae Tempest; David Bowie in “1 Outside”.

How do you balance the expression of powerful emotions while maintaining accessibility and accessibility and ease of listening in your music?

MK : Major Kami is a collaboration.Every single track is created by and/or influenced by three people.I think with this process a natural balance occurs as each artist contributes.

DE : three people : Major Kami (performer, co-writer and author of Burns in the Barns) Denis Expert (DAMde8’s independent producer, co-writer and co-composer), Dan Burkhart (co-composer, arranger and sound engineer) .
In short, this chemistry happened for us, for Burns In Th Barns but also for all our songs!

In which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?

MK : This track is all about unease.It’s a sad song…I imagine someone listening to it, may be able to relate to some of the feelings and fears.Sometimes listening to a sad song when you are feeling sad, just lets you get the emotion out…I would hope someone walks away feeling better after listening.
One last thing we should know about you?

DE: I met Major Kami (real name Camille Miller), 11,000 kilometres away from where I live (I’m in Bordeaux, she’s in Singapore) through social networks. In the middle of COVID 19, I came to her and asked her to collaborate with me and the collective DAMde8 (France), to create songs and an album.
Because she believed in this fabulous story, she dared to say yes and this album took shape; 11 songs were born from this trust. I wish all artists to live these extraordinary moments and to consider that it is possible that art, music, brings you this happiness to go further than you think.

Thank you!

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