1. Hello, thank you for your time, please introduce yourself in a few words!
Hello, Bonjour, Hola, Guten tag. My name is Sean and I go by French Braids. I live and breathe music and this is my passion project of alternative electronic chillout music.
2. Please give us an update about – new single, new album, tour dates, new videos?
I’ve got two very exciting collabs coming out. One with Mexican producer YoSoyMatt in a downtempo latin american fusion track and another with Australian legend George Maple with a more uptempo deep house anthem, both of which will have videos and visualizers! I’m working on an EP thats coming out on Armada/Sadboy Records, and we’re releasing one single at a time. No tour dates at the moment but I’ve got my eyes on EDC Mexico!
3. Name 5 things we all should know about you as an artist.
-I have a love affair with jazz and also latin american music and do everything I can to sneak in those vibes into more mainstream electronic whenever possible.
-I love sunny, optimistic, warm sounding music. Anything that makes you feel good, I’m into it. I’ve never released anything remotely dark or emo
-I spent a full year travelling latin america learning various genres of world music
-I went to school for Jazz Piano and was set to be a touring concert pianist.
-I produce for all types of genres under my legal name. Rap, Country, Pop even TikTok supergroups.
4. What fashion style or brand would best describe your music?
patagonia meets lacoste
5. Tell us more about your songs! Topics! Message!?
A lot of lyrics end up being quite broad and open to interpretation, but at the core of the stories its almost always about romance and passion and feelings. My latest track “Shady” is actually about an experience that the writer had on a dating app.
6. Beside music, do you have any special talents?
I can stand on one finger. (try it, its easier than you think)
7. Being on stage feels like….
Playing your favourite song for your best friends at a house party and everybody loving it.
8. How did you learn to sing/ to write/ to play?
Started off with classical piano which I hated. Then moved into Jazz piano, and eventually started travelling the world studying various music cultures and then returned back home to Toronto and put everything together.
9. A question you’d like to answer, but never been asked in an interview before? + Answer pls
Q: Do you think music is better now or 40 years ago
I think the only way to answer is that we’ve changed, and therefore the metrics of good or bad music have also changed. We’ve got different tastes, different technology, different emotions, different politics and therefore consume music differently. I love old music for many reasons and I love new music for many reasons. They both give me strong yet different emotions.