INTERVIEW: mister anderson

Hi Anderson, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Things have been great! The weather is finally turning around here in LA, the flowers are blooming for spring, I have a great new single out, and I’m creating more than ever.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Chemistry”?

Chemistry, at its core, is just about deep physical attraction between two people, so much so that the two people let all of their worries and predispositions fade away.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

When i write lyrics, there are usually two methods I use: I either pull from a personal experience or narrative, or i construct narratives or “lyrical vibes” based off of a hypothetical situation or feeling.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

Quick and cheap. haha the video was shot with a budget of $0 by a very good friend of mine who owns a drone. I had the general idea of what I wanted to do for the video, but unfortunately I couldn’t shoot the video and be in the video at the same time, so my friend Craig Scime helped me realize the shots I wanted. I edit all my own videos, so I could really tap into what I wanted to be in the video visually.

Why naming the album after this track in particular?

I mean it’s not so much of an album or EP as it is a single with a b-side.

How was the recording and writing process?

Funny enough, I went into writing “chemistry” trying to make the cheesiest, happiest song I could come up with, but as I kept working on it, what started to turn up actually became quite good, so I just ran with it, and what I came up with is what is on the track now. From when I wrote the song early last year to what is out now, honestly not much has changed. I added more layers, but the structure of the song pretty much stayed the same.

How has James Blake and Frank Sinatra influence your writing?

I LOVE James Blake’s use of space in his compositions, especially when he only has very few things going on in the track. A James Blake is never bloated and never empty, every element has a purpose, and I love that. As far as Frank, I’ve been infatuated with him ever since I was a kid. He knows how to make a simple thing heartfelt.

What role does San Diego play in your music?

Honestly not much. haha I grew up in Ramona, which is a small rural town on the eastside of San Diego county. If anything, being up in the mountains has fueled my love for the outdoors and nature, which I try to bring into my music and art as much as possible.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

Everywhere. From personal experiences, nature, personal experiences in nature, love, heartbreak, hardship, sociology, psychology, existentialism, everywhere.

Any plans to hit the road?

I have a few things cooking right now, but no announced plans yet.

What else is happening next in mister anderson’s world?

Lots of music, lots of shows, lots of unique experiences for people to experience that are interested =]

To learn more about show dates, previous releases, social links, and everything else, head to

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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