Interview with The Indiigo Child
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
I think it was a variety of life experiences that drove me to pursue music, however, one of the main factors was coming from an artistic household. Art was very much encouraged by my Grandparents, who were in the circus back in Argentina, before migrating to the US. If music would have never happened to me, I would definitely be a Chef, I absolutely love cooking.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
When I'm not playing music, I love running with my doggies ( Easton & Oscar), cooking, and writing comic books/stories. When I go for runs in locations with different scenery, it really inspires sounds and melodies in my mind, It's almost like a trance. Sometimes when I'm writing scripts for stories, I also have the same experience, where a soundtrack to that moment is inspired, which results in new ideas for music. Everything is tied together creatively.
How long have you been making music?
Professionally, I've been making music for about 11 years, however, I've had the ability to make melodies in my mind since I can remember. Just didn't understand how to translate it, into real life, until my teens.
Where are you based and how did that influence your music?
I'm currently based in San Francisco, and the community of people in the Bay Area really inspires me. It's such a unique city with soo much talent. Plus, the city itself has a variety of different microclimates, which trigger moods/inspiration, in my creation process.
Tell me about your most memorable shows, if you haven’t played live what is your vision for a live show?
As "The Indiigo Child" I haven't played any shows, and really have focused on creating a catalog of music and new fans, however, I envision the live show experience to be a very unique experience, which is tailored made for my vision and soundscape.
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
Recently, I saw Tycho and Christopher Willits play at this venue called " Envelop" at the Midway SF. I must say that it was the most immersive and intimate live show experience. Overall, it inspired me to perform live shows, where I focus on connecting with people, in a small unique space. You should definitely check out this venue if you haven't already
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
I would like a mix of artists " Channel Tres", CamelPhat, Dusky, Disclosure, and A-Track and I've been loving the vibe of Fred 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?
Take your time and don't rush the process. Through trial and error and mostly failure, is how you will discover and create your best music. Live life and be present in the moment, those moments will inspire songs. If I could back, I would give that same advice to myself.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
That's a hard question lol, I create music based on my emotions. None of them are more special than the others, maybe just different, and represent moments of my real life. Sadly, Beldina passed away in 2019, which really makes " Love Tonight" special to me, since we will never get to work again. Love Tonight reminds me of Beldina'ss beautiful persona. She was such a beautiful human and talent, and I miss her.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
Currently, "Love Tonight" tends to still be a favorite by many. This doesn't surprise me, since a lot of emotions went into that song.
What is your creative process, and what inspires you to write your music?
Typically, it starts with a melody in my head, which is triggered by life experiences or moments. Once I have that, the technical parts are pretty easy to compose.
Do you have messages that you like to get across in your music? if so please tell me about them.
I do my best to write, and provide a message in every song. I think it's important to convey an emotion of some sort. You never know what the listener is going through in life, hence, why I always try to make meaningful songs for the world.
Do you have any new singles, videos, or albums that you would like to tell me and your fans about?
Currently, I have my new single " Come Back To Me" which was inspired by my experiences with love and relationships, and how I had to sacrifice a lot for my dream of music.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
I also have 6 track EP, which I'm going to release in about 2 months. Sonically, it's different than all my previous relases, and I'm excited to share these tunes with the world.
How can your fans best keep up to date with you, any socials you want people to check out?
You can find me at @theindiigochild on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tik Tik. I'm really exploring ways to provide more of my day-to-day life on Tik Tok.