Q&A / Brxvs
What is your favorite season and why?
I would have to say that my favourite season is fall. There is just something about the colours changing and the weather transitioning from warm to cold that makes me feel a sense of comfort and familiarity, and also leads to inspiration. I feel like my most authentic self creatively during this season.
What is your creative process like when making music?
My creative process recently has been very fluid, in the sense that I don't use a structure anymore. I've come to learn that inspiration tends to hit me at certain moments in my life, particularly when I am going through tough spots. But this tends to bring out the most emotion in me and I can then translate that to my DAW/instruments and go from there.
Aside from lofi/chill beats, what is your favorite music genre?
My favourite music genre outside of lofi/chill beats is indie/alternative and also jazz. I particularly love how warm and cozy some indie songs make me feel, and it's the type of music I have been feeling inspired by the most as of lately. I have also been trying to experiment making my own songs with an indie/alternative sound mixed with lofi.
What do you wish you could tell yourself five years ago?
I think I would tell myself that it's okay to fail in life and at things. Going through these rejections makes you a better person and you learn more about yourself and these experiences as well. I would also say to take your time and don't feel like you need to be somewhere in life because everyone else around you is at a certain position. Slow down and take new opportunities and experiences as they come.
Where do you feel the most centered and happy?
I feel the most centered and happy when I am in nature or at my favourite park, or exploring new places with my girlfriend. Being outside and hearing new sounds and things makes me feel happy and I like to just take it all in. I sometimes like to record little sounds that I will then incorporate in my own projects as ear candy.
How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?
I would describe my music as cozy and nostalgic, with a touch of warmth. In my newer songs/projects, I have been experimenting with new synths and textures and trying to make these wide and unique soundscapes because, in my head, that's what I feel and see. And I want to show that in my songs.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
The best piece of advice was given to me by someone in this lofi scene, who's a large inspiration to me. He told me that letting go of the fear of being different will greatly open up lots of new opportunities for me, and to show my true authentic self is what really matters. No matter what people think about you. To this day, I live by that all the time and am very grateful for these words he told me.
Producer / Canada