BIAS – Amsterdam [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Eclectic. Spontaneous. Anarchic.

What inspired you to rework the track “Phone Call” from the “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” soundtrack?

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind is one of my favourite films and sometimes I really feel the need to see it again. It is somehow therapeutic. The story it tells, enhanced by the soundtrack, makes me shed all the tears I usually hold back. When the guitar arpeggio of ‘Phone Call’ starts, I can’t stop myself. When I wrote the lyrics to AMSTERDAM I had not yet thought about the music and I would tell you that the creative process happened casually and spontaneously. But actually if you listen to the words of the song and think about the plot of the film, you realise that there is a connection that certainly cannot be accidental.

What first got you into music?

My love for music was initially transmitted to me by my father, playing guitar and sending me to piano lessons when I was 6 years old. Then I studied guitar, drums, moving on to computer music. For more than 10 years I played in several underground punk/hc/crossover bands, then I released 2 solo records under the pseudonym Ex Novo, and finally this new project BIAS.

What other musical styles and artists have inspired your work?

I prefer to tell you the artists in general that have influenced me (the first ones that come to mind and in no particular order):
Joy Division, Poison The Well, Deftones, Banksy, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Lars Von Trier, Paolo Sorrentino, Prodigy, Bjšrk, Fabri Fibra, At the Drive In, Charles Bukowski, Jamiroquai, Satanic Surfers, Propagandhi, U?ur Gallenku?, Lucio Battisti, Pino Daniele, Marina Abramovi?.

What would you change in the music industry?

I am interested in music, not the music industry.

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

In general, my music mostly stems from an emotional outburst and the creative phase is a very intimate moment in my life. So I imagine a person listening to my songs in a room, alone, pausing to think about the words, letting the sound take over and focusing on the emotions that arise.

How do you see your music evolving in the future?

I don’t know. In fact, I don’t think about it at all. I like to renew myself, experiment and always explore new styles and genres of music. Music has always accompanied me by following my changes as a person. So it is impossible to say in which direction it will go because life itself is unpredictable.

Thank you!

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