h&f Exklusivinterview – unter 4 Augen mit…Blaudzun
h& f Questions
- Have you ever kept something as souvenir from a recording session / studio session?
Not specifically, but I’ve never sold an instrument which I used during special recordings. Every guitar and stringed instrument from my debut LP to now still roam around my home and studios
- What’s your artistic approach – what message or attitude do you transport with your music?
I have no preconceived idea for a certain message. Letting ideas flow from the subconscious and then indicate a direction there works best for me. You don’t always have to understand the music and lyrics yourself. Once you do that, it’s dead and it loses meaning.
- What do you love about being a musician?
Besides that it’s a privilege to perform and express my stories and myself through music, it is also my way of sharing beauty. Singing my songs is a way of breathing. To be able to do that on a stage in front of an actual audience is what making music is all about. That’s what I love most.
- What is the ’special thing‘ of the new record?
It’s personal, it’s euphoric and sometimes sad at the same time. The record contains intimate songs with big themes and big-sounding songs with intimate and personal stories. The title track LONELY CITY EXIT WOUNDS serves as the backdrop for the entire full-length. The lonely city as a starting point, as a crime scene, as a refuge, as a maze and as a hungry character who feeds on the heartfelt cries of losers and the souvenirs of heroes.
- What was the most challenging barrier or obstacle during production?
When we just started in 2020, the studio had to close because of the pandemic. I then worked for a long time in smaller home studios with various musicians. I recorded the vocals in lockdown, all alone in isolation.
- How would you title your autobiography?
Behind The Glass. A reference to my song Wolf’s Behind The Glass and a reference to my oversized blinkers that always feel like they protect me from the outside world. I can hardly see anything without glasses by the way.
- What qualities do a persons need to get along in today’s music business?
Stubbornness, perseverance and at the same time being honest with yourself and taking your art very seriously, is key.
- What’s the most appropriate situation for listening to your new record?
You might as well listen to my new album on a rooftop terrace with a view of the city, on your way biking through the dunes or with your headphones on in bed. It’s all good.
- What’s the strangest / unusual place you ever recorded?
I once recorded a song in the toilet of a strip club in Barcelona. The acoustics were great, but the sound of people screaming in the street ruined it. I never used it.
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