nasmore – #The_Deal [Interview]

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

The latest song is called “#The_Deal” with the brilliant hip-hop/rap singer RyanMusiq with whom I previously worked on multiple singles. While there are about a million songs about relationships in this world, “#The Deal” delves into the hard parts. It’s brutally honest, direct, authentic and very relatable.
Interestingly, it’s a multi-genre hybrid: hip-hop/rap vocals over a pop-rock bed. Initially, it was designed as a cinematic rock song. But when we started working on lyrics and vocals, I realized that turning it towards hip-hop/rap would be a big win.

How would you describe your musical progress over the years?

I’m sure it evolved, and hopefully, it is getting better. My genre spectrum keeps expanding and delving into hard rock at the moment, and I now work with some legendary musicians. 2022 showed a great start and hopefully will be fruitful! I already have three songs scheduled for release and working on another five.

What first got you into music?

I grew up too fast. I was a 5-year-old kid when our family friend, a conservatory of performing arts professor, discovered a perfect pitch in me and the tendency to feel and understand the music. Based on her recommendations, I was sent to a special music school where I received formal and comprehensive musical education from the age of 5 until I turned 1Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven, and hundreds more constituted my world throughout my childhood. My professor was very conservative, coming from the old school of musicians who dedicated their whole lives to music without compromise. I learned music history and composition and spent countless hours playing the piano every day. And I was performing 6-8 performances every year, including solo concerts. After school, my career had a 90-degree turn, away from music and into the IT world, and it’s been so until late 2020 when I felt that I had lots to “say” in musical terms. I attribute it to the pandemic, lockdowns, and the need to keep active.

Favourite album of the past year?

“Mercury – Act 1” by Imagine Dragons

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

I wear multiple hats on this project: songwriter, music producer, performer, marketing analyst, promoter, graphics artist and videographer. I guess the biggest challenge is that one cannot clone themself. ))

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

Great question! I hope they can listen to my music in any state of mind, and it doesn’t have to match the song’s mood. Some time ago, I sent one new song called “Safe in my dreams” to a group of music lovers for a review. One of the participants graded this song 1 out of 10 and indicated that according to her, the song was horrible because it made her cry. To me, it was the best compliment.

What is the one habit/thing you cannot live without?

It would be hard to live without seeing my family and my friends.

Thank you!

Follow nasmore

nasmore – Adrenaline Storm [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Intense, meaningful, cinematic

Tell us a few things about your new songs ‘Mind In A Maze’ and ‘Adrenaline Storm’. What is the main idea behind them?

I have a passion for psychology, and that’s what inspires me. At the end of the day, music is a psychological tool. It appeals to your brain, and it can make you laugh; it can make you cry; it can make you angry and motivate you. Both songs are quite meaningful and both come with the strong message.
In a way, “Mind in a maze” is a tribute to Dan Brown’s novels – “The Da Vinci Code”, “Angels and Demons”, “Inferno”. Lots of dark history, pointing to the roots of religion and driven by psychology and current state of the mind. It is a thought-provoking cathartic art expressed as a song.
A mix of pop-rock with rap, “Adrenaline Storm” is a reflection to what is happening to all of us since this pandemic started.

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

We are soon to announce the new song, called “When will I learn”. So I would have to defer this question to when the song is released.

Artists and people who have influenced and inspired you?

I am a big fan of Pink Floyd, Klaus Meine and many more. I admire them not necessarily for the music but for their character and strength.

What would you change in the music industry?

I think the industry is acceptable as it is. It might be perceived as unfair to new artists. But imagine you just got hired to a new job. You have to demonstrate who you are, have colleagues to know you and like you, and after a fair bit of time, if you prove your talent, skills and professionalism, you can expect some recognition and possibly promotion.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Haha, I don’t know if I should because I would not listen to it anyways. “Don’t miss the opportunity offered to you. It may be your last one.”

What would be your dream performance venue?

The dream performance venue would be a big stadium. But an excellent performance venue is a small one where you can really connect with the audience.

Favorite music-related film?

I was quite impressed by “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

You’d give up making music for…

I cannot see what could be the cause of that… Unless, for some reason, I had to do it for my family.

Thank you!

Follow nasmore