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?
Are we talking alcoholic drinks? I consider the stylistic range of my music pretty wide and open, so I guess anything from Piña Colada to Whisky Sour works. Personally I would go for a Negroni. The only thing that really does not go together well with my music: Alcopops and energy drinks,
2. Please give us an update about – new single, new album, tour dates, new videos?!
I have just released a new single called Rooftop. It’s a collaboration with Drama, a fantastic electronic duo from Chicago. I have been a fan for quite some time now and I am really happy that our song finally came out. Apart from that it is going to be a very busy year. There will be a new single every month, followed by an album release in summer. Also expect a bunch of new music videos, I can’t tell too much about it right now, but I am excited about the whole creative process around the album release.
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)
What do you mean “were” true? I am pretty sure my neighbours are lizards and shifting shape when they are out of sight.
4. What fashion style or brand would best describe your music?
I am personally a big fan of the fashion brand CLOSED, but I think anything goes well with my music.
As long as you through in some nostalgic or classic elements in your fashion style.
5. Tell us more about your songs! Topics! Message!?
Hmm. I think a traditional Tensnake song sits somewhere in between happy & sadness. When I started releasing music, it was mainly instrumental. What I really love about instrumental music in that it affects every listener in a personal way. The listening experience is very individual while songs with lyrics are way more defined in the way they are felt by the listener. Looking back I would stay most of my songs are about the biggest topic though: love.
6. Beside music, do you have any special talents?
I am pretty ok at playing tennis, but I wouldn’t call it a talent. Oh and I can take my Vespa scooter apart and repair it myself. Does that count as a talent?
7. Name 4 things we all should know about you as an artist?!
– I decided to become a professional musician / artist in my very late 20s. I think that counts as pretty late considering there are 12 year olds learning how to produce and becoming really good at it. But I guess my message is: it’s never too late to change your life and follow your dreams.
– During the pandemic I jumped into learning 3D design and graphic design, so now I am creating my own artwork for every single and album. Which feels fantastic.
– I have an 80s synth project called Gemini Rising
– I do run a small house music label called True Romance.
8. How did you learn to sing/ to write/ to play??
I just always did it as a hobby and like every skill you learn… you become better and better over time.
I used to be very slow at writing and producing. Also being overly judgemental and critical about my creative output seemed to be an obstacle for quite some time.
Nowadays I feel really comfortable with my music. I think I actually have never felt more in tune with myself as an artist like today.