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Interview with Saskia Nyx
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
I’ve always been into music since I was a tiny child. I was singing before I could talk. I worked as an actor for around ten years and was doing bits and bobs of music alongside acting. Eventually, I decided I loved music more and decided to focus on music instead. So I guess, if I hadn’t gone full-on into music, I’d still be an actor.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
Spending time with the people I love. That’s the biggest influence for sure. I also love dancing, traveling, being in nature, reading, watching films, meditation. All of these things poke their heads in on my music for sure.
How long have you been making music?
Since I was a child
Where are you based and how did that influence your music?
Bristol in the UK. Bristol is a very chilled, creative, open-minded place. This has definitely helped me to be more myself and express freely in my music.
Tell me about your most memorable shows, if you haven’t played live what is your vision for a live show?
One time when I was on a theatre tour in Italy, I sang in front of 5000 people. That was a big buzz which was cool. But my fave gigs have been in more intimate venues, like the Amersham Arms or Queen of Hoxton in London, where I could see the faces of my family and friends in the crowd. Those gigs gave me warm fuzzy feeling that’s stayed with me.
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
Probably my fave was the Amersham Arms and some of the local Bristol festivals but I’d love to do big festival as well. Glastonbury would be the dream for sure.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Ooooo that’s hard! Sooo many people! I’ll never fit them all on here haha! But yea Glass Animals, Michael Kiwanuka, Lana Del Rey, Leonard Cohen, Cat Power, Jeff Buckley, The Foo Fighters, Sharon Van Etten, Ryan Adams, Tom Waits, Lianne La Havas, Nils Frahm, Little Simz, Jordan Rakei, Yussef Dayes, Shlohmo, Bonobo, The Cinematic Orchestra…I’ll stop banging on but a festival line up for sure!
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?
Do what you love and be yourself no matter what. Follow your dreams, not someone else’s dreams for you.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
That’s a tie between Moon and Yours (which will be released soon) because they take me back to the time when I met the love of my life.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
Moon, Yours and Rag Doll (another one I’ll be releasing soon)
What is your creative process, and what inspires you to write your music?
The best songs always turn up uninvited at the most inconvenient moments, usually resulting in me having to sack something else off and create chaos. I’m grateful to the songs for showing up though, all things considered. Otherwise, humming while I’m walking usually brings something on.
Do you have messages that you like to get across in your music, if so please tell me about them?
I’d like to convey a balance between empowerment and love. Also that it’s OK for people to feel whatever they’re feeling.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
More releases and I’d like to do a tour after releasing the rest of EP.
How can your fans best keep up to date with you, any socials you want people to check out?
News about releases and tours will be on my website www.saskianyx.com. On Insta, I’m saskia_nyx_music and if you type in Saskia Nyx into the search on Tick Tock, Twitter, and Facebook, you’ll find me.