Interview with Solarrio
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
Everyone in my family is a musician, so it kind of came naturally, I’d say I’ve been making music ever since I can remember in some form or fashion. If I wasn’t a musician I would probably still try to do something in the arts or maybe run a dog day-care lol
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
Between my own project and production and mixing records for other people I don’t really have that much time. I try to exercice to balance it out but I also just like to bingewatch TV shows.
How long have you been making music?
I started out as a rap producer in Germany in the early 00s, and my first project as an artist came out in 2017
Where are you based and how did that influence your music?
I’m currently based in Berlin but I’m in LA & NYC often working with various artists. Having lived in Paris, Chicago, Boston & Berlin and traveling a lot has influenced my music. I don’t conciously try to incorporate different genres and sounds into my music but I guess it just happens organically.
Tell me about your most memorable shows, if you haven’t played live what is your vision for a live show?
I played a showcase in Berlin when my first EP came out but obviously I think every artist wants to be able to play in front of as many people as possible. Definitely would be with a full band with background singers and a horn section. I would work with some amazing visual artists and lighting specialists to create a truly unique experience.
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
I loved playing with the Swag Jam band in Berlin. They have a weekly event with special guests and I got to premiere a few new songs I’ve been working on a couple months ago. Definitely trying to do that again.
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?
To someone who is just getting started:
Don’t do this if you don’t truly love it, it’s not easy and you will have to deal with a lot of rejection and hard times so unless you’re really passionate about it, do something else. 😅
To younger me:
Don’t be so thick headed, learn to take advice and be more cautious of who you keep around.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
Hard to pick one, I love all the songs on my upcoming album, it’s some of the best music I’ve made in my life and I can’t wait to finally share it soon!
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
I performed one of my new tracks called “She goes dumb” recently, that was definitely a lot of fun. I can see that becoming a favorite.
What is your creative process, and what inspires you to write your music?
I usually start with a beat, then a topline melody and finally the lyrics.
Do you have messages that you like to get across in your music? if so please tell me about them.
I usually try to process personal feelings/experiences in my music, but writing from a universal perspective so anyone could relate. I don’t like to be preachy so most of my songs are about love in one way or another.
Do you have any new singles, videos, or albums out that you would like to tell me and your fans about?
“She goes dumb” should be out in late May, early June, lord willing. And then I plan on releasing a new single every 6-8 weeks leading up to the album.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
Other than my own music chekc out some artists I work with: Holland Izz, Sahtyre, Xavier Top Floor, Eddie Deuce, St Pierre, 8tarius to name a few. I’m always releasing music somehow someway
How can your fans best keep up to date with you, any socials you want people to check out?
I’d say the usual social platforms @solarrio or @solarriomusic on twitter. Working on a new website so definitely be on the lookout for that and sign up for the newsletter to stay up to date directly.