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If you had to describe your music/style in a sentence, what would you say?
Waves of synthesizers and waves of emotion.
Have you always wanted to create music? How did you get into it?
Pretty much, I used to write a lot of poetry as a way of expressing my tween-self. So, when I got into playing music, coming up with lyrics came almost naturally to me. Growing up listening to bands like Linkin Park and Evanescence with their heavily emotional lyrics inspired me, sort of; it made me realise that music didn’t have to just be about ladies and booze.
Can you pinpoint a live gig or a piece of music that initially inspired you?
The first ‘gig’ I went to was an All Time Low show at the Manchester Arena in 2016. I was never super into their music, but I was going with my friend who was. At this point I was really passionate about music so being there with people who were also passionate was amazing. I remember being in the moment and seeing all the guys on stage and thinking, ‘That’s what I wanna do’. Pretty lame, but it was a defining moment for me because I realised I loved live music.
What do you think is the overriding influence on your songwriting: other art, emotions, current affairs – or a mixture of all of these?
I’d definitely say all of the above. Songwriting allows me to be emotional in a pretty raw and healing way. Letting your mind flow while writing about something deeply personal and then singing about it helps me get over things, I think.
If you could support any artist in the future, who would it be?
Without a doubt Declan McKenna.
Do you have a favourite venue you’ve performed in? If so, what makes it special?
The Cavern, definitely, because so many stars have walked on that stage and the energy down there is indescribable.
Why is music important to you?
Music helps me give context to my emotions, listening to it elevates me emotionally and it always has. It’s so universally enjoyed that, even in times of incredible divide, we all listen to the same songs.
Seagoth plays St Barnabas Church on 28th May and RivFest in Warrington on 8th August.