Interview with Chen Ron
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
I started playing the piano when I was 6 y/o, I've played mostly classic music but when I was 13 I discovered the guitar which changed how I see and what I think about music. Besides music, I'm a full-time electrical engineer so I will probably still do that.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
I like sports a lot, Swimming is the main one for me, I also like playing Basketball and Volleyball a lot. In addition, I really like hiking and spending time in nature, I think that this time really has a great influence on my creativity. I also really enjoy reading books which also contribute in my opinion to my creativity.
Where are you based and how did that influence your music?
I'm based in Tel-Aviv, Israel. I actually don't think that it influenced my music so much. The music in Israel is very different from my style. But I guess since I'm always exposed to it, that some of it subconsciously does influence my music.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Anderson .Paak, Kendrick Lamar, Robert Glasper, Tom Misch, John Mayer, Anomalie
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
Always feed your curiosity and learn more about anything that you're interested in.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
That's a hard question... The lyrics of my single "Weekend" are really close to my heart. But actually "Stay" means a lot to me because it seemed impossible when I started working on it.
I didn't know where I'd find the singers and musicians that I had the pleasure working with. It seemed so big and I had to focus on small little steps on the way to finishing this amazing project.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
The first message is a music-related one - modern music can still have interesting harmonies and instrumentations.
The second one is that everyone should pursue and do what they love doing the most. I'm a full-time electrical engineer and I still find time and go full-on with my music path.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
I hope to grow my fanbase and reach many more people who like this type of music. I'm still in the beginning and there's a lot of growth potential. Can't wait to reach many more people :)