INTERVIEW: Nevada

1. Hi Nevada, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hey hey! I’ve been really well! Super stoked on this latest song I’ve released. It’s gotta be one of my favorites to date.

2. Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Don’t Get To Love”?

I wrote this song with 2 incredible talented writers here in Stockholm, Malou and Discrete. I’m a huge fan of sad and dark songs. I tend to always gravitate more toward those vibes. Feels more real to me. Everyone goes through things that suck. This song touches on having thew ability to say ‘enough is enough’ in a relationship. It could be any type of relationship. Some people continue to do something or be with someone that hurts them. Sometimes it’s hard to see what’s right infant of your own face.

3. Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

We wrote this song at a writing camp in Stockholm. I locked down a studio for a week with some amazing writers and we Jost wrote like 5 songs a day. Through that, a ton of real emotions came out in each song. I don’t necessarily have to be going through what I write in order for it to connect with someone on the other end of the headphones. That is really all I want to do. I just hope to be real with every song I release. 

4. Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?

I worked along side OneDay Collective and we released a music video the day the song was released. So it really ties together the message of the song in a cool way.

5. How was the recording and writing process?

It’s funny. There are actually like 3 different versions of this song. When I produce I tend to challenge myself over and over until I know I’ve landed on something next level. That has happened with all of my music. There is usually multiple versions, even different styles of track. So not every version sounds anywhere close to the one before it. Sometimes I go back with an original version, but most of the time I get it there by trying to ‘beat’ the track before. It’s like a sick game producers have with themselves haha 🙂

6. What was it like to work with Brooke Williams and how did that relationship develop?

I know Brooke through previous management I have worked with. Some of the same people she works with, work with Loote. I did a song with Loote back in 2018. When I heard her vocal for the first time, I knew she had something special. She is one of those vocalists once you hear, you know instantly that it’s her. And it sounds like no one else. She is completely unique. Her talent level is insane as well. She is going to be a huge deal in 2021, I can guarantee you that.

7. Do you tend to take a different approach when collaborating with someone else rather than working on your own?

Each person I write with has different strengths and weaknesses, just like I have strengths and weaknesses when it comes to the writing process. My goal in a session is to get the most out of each writers talents. I don’t focus on production, or mixing, or any track details because it distracts from the foundational writing of the song. A writing session time is short, and I have to dig deep and pull out the best from each writer within each of their strengths. And I’ve found this is the best way for me to approach writing sessions as a whole.

8. What role does Sweden play in your music?

Sweden is part of me now. My wife and her family from here, so it influences me a ton in everything I do. Sweden has some of the most talented music writers in the writer. There aren’t many Swedes in general, but their reach and impact they have on the music industry as whole is just insane. So I’m luckily to work with who I consider to be the best of the best.

9. Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

There’s going to be a lot of new music coming. The next song I have coming out in Q1 of 2021 has those UK House vibes. I’m exploring more and more with every track and looking to become more consistent with releases. So you can definitely expect a lot of music over the next year!

10. What else is happening next in Nevada’s world?

I’m happy to say I’m having a little baby girl this January. My first kid. So my wife and I are super put,ped to be jumping into parenthood soon. I may be a bit more worried than she is to be honest! 🙂

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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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