Interview with Autolemy
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
I originally got into music with a friend from school and started remixing and DJing from an early age. Having had a sabbatical, I’m now back with the same great purpose I had as a teenager! If I wasn’t into music, I’d be a pilot – which I also am anyway!
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
Listen to other music, fly and play sports. Creativity comes from all sorts of places.
How long have you been making music?
I’d say 10 years over an elapsed 35 years.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
I’m based now in London but my music influences have come from all around the world.
Tell me about your most memorable shows, if you haven’t played live what is your vision for a live show?
As autolemy, I’ve yet to take the music out live. However, in my Djing years, playing in front of big crowds, feeling the vibe really energises you to euphoria. I can understand why people take drugs to achieve the same type of hi’s!
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
I’d like to play a festival one day.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
In their prime: Prince, Public Enemy, Simple Minds, The 1975, Talk Talk, Suede, The Streets, Snow Patrol & Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into making music and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
Don’t rely on anyone else!
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
For the Say Goodbye album, Say Goodbye & Runaway probably mean the most because they capture vivid scenes within the book.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
Now as an emerging artist; we’ll have to wait and see!
What is your creative process, and what inspires you to write your music?
The music motivation stems from what’s in my head or the book I’m writing. Sometimes the creative process is either there or not, but the one thing I’ve learned over the years is to stop creating little mini ideas and leaving them. I now try to complete most of them when I can; as you never know when they will come in useful.
Do you have messages that you like to get across in your music, if so please tell me about them?
The music I create is all about specific occurrences or scenes in the storyline of each book. They are there to enhance the story and the story is there to create a vivid picture in the listeners mind.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
The plans are to release the first album and book, Say Goodbye. This will be followed up with the second story in the trilogy.
How can your fans best keep up to date with you, any socials you want people to check out?