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Interview with Kisnou
1. What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
When I am not playing or making music, I like to do other types of activities such as going for a walk with my dog or just hanging out with my friends. Some other times I just enjoy walking alone in the city or just resting. I feel like it’s what I need to refresh my mind and gather my thoughts and be creative again.
2. How long have you been making music?
I started making music in 2017, so it’s been 6 years more or less.
3. Where are you based and how did that influence your music?
I’m based in Bari, Italy, so I live very close to the sea and I get to enjoy many chill and beautiful places that can make anyone feel at home and comfortable. I think that for a musician like me, these cities are a bit behind when it comes to modern jobs like producing music and other types of modern jobs. However, if I didn’t feel at home, I would probably stress out a lot more. The people here are very warm and welcoming.
4. What is your creative process, and what inspires you to write your music?
My creativity is often fueled by external inputs, such a personal experience, some events in my life, people, friendships.. Some other times, I have a special person that often gives me some cool ideas on new songs to make.
Other sources of inspiration can be the music I like or my favorite songs. I often go back to them so I can have a taste of good music.
5. 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?
The best advice I can give is to never stop, keep on working on the music that you enjoy and not on the music that people want or expect from you. I would say that both to someone who is starting a music career but also to my younger self.
6. Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
Shadow’s Call, because it’s the first song I wrote that is about myself and another person. It’s also the first song I made that was inspired by an idea that was not originally mine.
7. Do you have messages that you like to get across in your music? If so, please tell me about them.
I have messages of people that told me that my music was the only thing that could help them in their darkest moments and of people that told me that my music was a part of their childhood and life. It’s something I will never get used to because I will probably never realize how important my music can be for someone.
8. How can your fans best keep up to date with you, any socials you want people to check out?
I am not a big fan of socials but I use Instagram as a way to show moments from my personal life. However, I would prefer if my fans would follow me on YouTube since most of my work is not only an audio but visual experience too.