Interview with imfalls
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
-From a young age, I had a hard time with self-expression. Growing up I witnessed too much for my mind to handle and needed an output. Around 15 years old, music found me and helped me release the pain and suffering I had been facing. If I hadn’t found music, I would probably be back in construction and talking with a therapist every day.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
-When I’m not recording / writing music, I usually get a coffee and relax in a peaceful location. I enjoy letting my mind rest and am very big on meditation. This resets my mental state every single day and allows me to flow with new ideas for songs.
How long have you been making music?
-I have been making music for roughly 4 years!
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
-I am based out of Phoenix, AZ… the culture of music in Arizona is so inspiring, tons of talent surrounding me truly pushed me to excel in creating music!
How did you come up with the name of your moniker and what does it mean to you?
-I am originally from a small town in Wisconsin called Menomonee Falls. My earliest memories of life came from this small town, so I based my entire name off of it!
Tell me about your most memorable shows.
-Live performances are coming soon.
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
-A dream location to play at is the Whiskey a Go Go. There are tons of honorable mentions that have played at this venue.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
-My dream lineup would be… G Eazy, Blackbear, MGK, imfalls
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
-My advice for someone who is getting involved into the world of music is be open to change. If I wasn’t open to change and movement within my sound, I would definitely be somewhere else in life. Change is OKAY!
If you could go back in time and give yourself advice, what would it be?
-Take those risks and LEAVE your comfort zone forever. Stop hating your ideas and live freely.
Of your songs, which one means the most to you and why?
-My latest song, “I Lost Myself” is the most significant to me. This song is the story of my mental rollercoaster I went on and the path I went on to rediscover who I am.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
-Live shows coming soon, but the song WOULD be “I Lost Myself” because of the message the song holds.
What is your creative process like, and what inspires you to write your music?
-All of my music is directly influenced around my mental state / life experiences. Every day is a challenge, but that’s okay! I’ve learned to deal with anything coming my way through music.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
-Throughout my music catalog, a recurring theme is, “it’s okay to feel those vulnerable thoughts.” I welcome my audience to be okay with feeling every emotion. For a long time, I struggled with maintaining my state of mind and I knew other people were facing similar things, so I am very public / open about mental health.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
-The near future holds more dark pop / experimental sounds! More music surrounding the idea of self-discovery coming soon!