Nedr – „Stood Here Too“ + Exclusive Interview

1. Thank you very much for your time! Before we introduce your new release to our readers – what kind of drink would you recommend to zip on while they listen to your new music?

I’d recommended either an alcoholic ginger beer or your favourite lager 🙂

2. Please give us an update about – new single, new album, tour dates, new videos?!

Other than my new single stood here too, not many people know but I am finishing off an album at the moment. As soon as that’s done I can start putting on live shows! When I’m not working on the album I am trying to better my producing and mixing skills by writing and messing around as much as I can. Keen to really just build some momentum this year with all this music locked and loaded.

3. We live in times of many conspiracy theories. Which, harmless, theory would you wish were true? (For example Dinos living inside Earth or E.T. living in a home in California)

I’ll be honest I don’t really think or know about conspiracy theories

4. What fashion style or brand would best describe your music?

I would say street wear style for sure. Easy to listen to, comfortable to wear, but can move with you if you need to pick up the pace.

5. Tell us more about your songs! Topics! Message!?

A lot of them involve my friendships, relationships both good and band and how they coincide with my faith. I’ve broadened my ability in the past couple of years to write songs that aren’t from my own experiences. This has really helped me grow as a songwriter.

6. Beside music, do you have any special talents?

I can do a great South African accent due to having a lot of South African friends.

7. Name 5 things we all should know about you as an artist?!

  • Music is a form of therapy for me

  • In some songs I want to make you feel all kinds of emotions at total different ends of the spectrum

  • Drums was the first instrument I learnt to play

  • I am called Nedr cause I didn’t think my last name was “stage name” fitting

  • I won’t stay in the same genre ever

8. How did you learn to sing/ to write/ to play??

I learnt to sing through opportunities at primary school where I was a part of our vocal group. I learnt to write with my first singing teacher in high school. I wrote these first few songs all on Ukulele at the time. I had formal teaching of the drums first in primary school for about 5 years. This gave me a solid foundation to then be taught Ukulele by my uncle. My uncle encouraged me to then try guitar and from then on everything I learnt to play was self taught.

9. A question you’d like to answer, but never been asked in an interview before?! + Answer pls

What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given about music? I was listening to an interview with William Singe when I was in year 12 and he said “if you have the passion for music just enjoy the ride that the music industry is”. This was really instilled that I shouldn’t fear the choice to pursue music if I know the passion for music is there.