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ARTIST INTERVIEW: DANIL



Interview


1. Cru cru Danil, what first got you into music?


Cru Cru, first I got to say, I love pigeons. :) I started making music when I was around 10 years old. I always wanted to be a singer and write my own songs, so I took a few guitar lessons to start songwriting. My guitar teacher wanted to teach me the basics first, like scales and stuff like that, which I wasn't really interested in. So I stopped taking guitar lessons and taught myself chords to write songs. And now, decades later, I've finally started sharing my music with the world.


2. Were the 80s the best decade for music?


I don't think there is any decade that is necessarily the best for music in general. I find it most exciting to mix different styles of music and create something new from them. That's why I like to describe my music as genre-fluid. Even though you can clearly hear the musical influences of the 80s in my music, which is mainly due to my love of synthesizers, there are also many influences from the Beatles, for example, or grunge elements hidden in my songs. And so every decade has something great to offer that you can add to your personal mix.



3. Who is your favorite artist from the Eurovision contest?


I like this year's winner Loreen from Sweden the most. In general I really love Swedish songwriting. There is so much fantastic music being produced in Sweden. And Loreen is a magical singer who radiates inner peace and such a loving vibe.


4. Can you name 3 dream pop records that you absolutely adore?


Hmm, if I had to pick 3, I would probably go with Heather Nova's Glow Stars album, The Cranberries' Uncertain EP, and anything by The Cure. If it fits the genre. In general, I like so much music from so many different genres that it's hard to pinpoint.


5. What are your feelings on The Smiths?


I'm not familiar with everything The Smiths have released, but I really like the melancholy melodies, the guitar sound and the chord progressions in the songs that I know. And they have had a big influence on other fantastic bands such as Placebo, Radiohead and Muse. And I love those bands a lot, so I say thank you to “The Smiths.”


6. How would you describe the process of thinking?


The older I get, the more I realize how much we influence our lives with the way we think. I used to worry about every detail of my life and couldn't concentrate on the good things. Our minds were not designed to make decisions for us, but to absorb all of our experiences and process the impressions. I let my intuition make decisions and as a result my mind is much more relaxed and not constantly overwhelmed and doesn't try to sabotage me out of fear. I would always say think less and feel more.


7. What is "These Thoughts" about?


My song "These Thoughts" is about intrusive thoughts that keep whispering things like "You're not good enough" or "You will never make it" and the impact they have on a daily basis. Thoughts create our reality, right?

I was full on depressed when I started to write this song and it became a companion through my way back into life. And when I became myself again, I finally was brave enough to record music and release this song at the beginning of this year. So "These Thoughts" is kind of a liberation to me and I think that there are so many people out there who could use a little something from that spirit.


8. On a scale from 0/10 how much do you like synth pop?


On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give synth pop a solid 18. 10 points because I love synth pop so much and 8 extra points because I like the number 9 and the sum of the digits in 18 is 9.


9. Which philosopher do you like the most?


None in particular. For me, every person is a philosopher in their own right. Everyone strives to experience wisdom, even if everyone has different areas of interest and ideas about wisdom. To simply rely on the teachings of one of the well-known philosophers and not form your own opinion is to abdicate responsibility. And that's something we really don't need anymore in this day and age, where opinions are simply reposted as facts without giving it any thought. The world doesn't need a handful of philosophers with armies of followers spreading their word, the world needs all of us with our own individual truths to learn that everyone can be accepted in their own way.


10. Do you agree with the Pigeon


I agree with every Cru Cru from The Pigeon.

And I agree with The Pigeon when he says that everyone should go to the streaming provider of their choice to listen to all my songs and everyone should follow me on Instagram at @world_of_danil. :)

All joking aside, thank you to the pigeon for the fantastic questions and sending lots of love and glitter to everyone out there. Love your differences instead of hating them. <3


BONUS QUESTION

I'm curious. Why do you love pigeons?

How can anybody not love pigeons, they're cute and social beings. I have a pigeon family living near my bedroom window. :)


Review

"These Thoughts" takes me back a couple of decades by starting off with highly nostalgic strident synthesizers that transport me to outer space! The intense beats make this electronica diamond steeped in fear a highly dynamic and liberating experience. I'd also like to draw attention to the synthetic elements with lighter textures than the rest, which stand out by being highly disorientating! In space, our spaceship swirls around without any direction, just like in life, but you can always escape trouble on this dance floor that surrounds you and makes you vibrate with fascinating psychedelic blue lights!



The Pigeon added the new single to his Indie Gems playlist on Spotify.

You can check out the released music below. If you like what you hear, make sure to follow along so you can stay on top of future releases!


Words by The Pigeon

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