If you love music, you’re going to love STRAWBERRY GUY. In particular, if you love music that’s filtered through sweetness and heartache, that twinkles with the gauzy sound of analogue synths, and burbles along on lethargic basslines, then you’re going to ABSOLUTELY ADORE Strawberry Guy. It’s pretty difficult to not fall for the delicate gorgeousness of this solo artist, and we think you’ll be falling over yourself to hear more from him.
After releasing a string of Soundcloud hits over the past 12 months – including various collaborations with cult internet personality Terry Venomous, and this killer Rick Astley cover – Strawberry Guy is readying an assault on the big leagues. New single F Song is now available on Spotify alongside previous single Without You. And we’re assured from the Strawb that there’e even more to come.
We have high hopes for Strawberry Guy – and you don’t have to take our word for it. Listen to the new single below, and see for yourself what all the fuss is about. You can even read some responses from the brains behind the music as well. Get ready to be swept away.
If you had to describe your music/style in a sentence, what would you say?
Classic instruments mixed with synths, sweetness with a touch of heartache.
Can you pinpoint a live gig or a piece of music that initially inspired you?
Hmm, it was very young when I started learning… but I remember that my Dad used to play a lot of the Beach Boys when I was a kid, which I loved. It made me want to make music that made people feel happy but emotional at the same time… I guess that thought process still falls through today.
What does your new single say about you and the way you perform?
I’m yet to play a gig as Strawberry Guy! However, when I play keyboard in my room I play chord progressions and sing melodies over them. Sometimes I’ll think in my head when I’m away from a keyboard what a chord progression might sound like and then I test it when I can play a keyboard to see if I was right in how it sounded… I guess this says that I’m quite a free but unintentionally methodical writer, ha! But some go-to covers I like to jam are Feel Like Making Love by Roberta Flack and I’ve Never Been In Love Before by Frank Loesser.
Do you have a favourite venue you’ve performed in? If so, what makes it special?
I played Piece Hall in Halifax playing keys for The Orielles in May. It just really stood out to me, it was such a tremendous place to play at and I’ve not really had any other gigs quite like it. Fun fact: it’s called Piece Hall cos they used to make pieces of cloth there, ha!
Can you recommend an artist, band or album that Bido Lito! readers might not have heard?
One of my favourite modern artists at the moment is Charlotte Dos Santos, and one of my favourite albums this year is On by Altin Gün; and if you’ve not heard of them already, Stereolab are amazing.