Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Equilibrium”?
Equilibrium is a about a man and his journey in life. I think that the best way to describe is actually quoting a line from the song; “not all the acrobats will fall” An acrobat walks on the edge, taking risks, living life to the fullest, trying to be in balance. That’s what life means to me really. Equilibrium is a latin word. It sounded perfect to me, and quite evocative as well.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Well, nothing in particular, really. I’ ve been always nicely obsessed by the idea of life like a journey. This is the way I live.
How was the recording and writing process?
I started playing around with a couple of major chords. Just wanted an upbeat intro/verses. Then came the melody, chorus and lyrics. Not a rational process, really. Recording was good fun. Simon Brown and I produced the song. My brother played the drums. Creativity played a big role in that, like in the backing vocals crescendo where vocals harmonies gradually kick in in order to cerate tension and lunch the final chorus (which is actually a quiet one). Love that bit.
What artists influence your writing the most?
Tough call. I would say, The beatles, The smiths, the early U2, Ben Howard, The Killers just to name a few.
What role does London play in your music?
London is a big source of inspiration, on many levels. It has a vibe. Things happen here.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Yes, it does. I’ve got 4 songs ready and I’m working on 2-3 songs at the moment. Quite exciting. Couple of tracks are going to sound very rooty, just my acoustic gtr and I.
Any plans to hit the road?
No at the moment. I’d rather put my head down on new material. But open to hit the road again if something good comes out.
What else is happening next in LYSO’s world?
More music, more songs really. That is my 2019 resolution. Thanks for the opportunity.