This time, we get to know Cosmic Gateway, a spiritually inspired pop artist from France with driving beats, thought-provoking lyrics, and feel-good melodies. Spiritual Pop. Relaying information from the Source. Spreading messages of peace, love, and light with catchy music, what's not to love? Starseeds for the win!
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1. Tell us a little about where you are from and what you are currently doing.
I'm a multifaceted artist from France. I'm actually a screenwriter but also a graphic designer. I love trying new things but I'm usually behind a camera, not in front of it- so to speak.
2. What inspired you to start playing and making music?
I've always loved music but I always thought I would never be able nor have the skills to make music. That changed thanks to a series of unfortunate events that pushed me on that path. To make it short, the composer of one of my short movie was my brother-in-law until my sister and he separated. That left me without a composer. I had to look for royalty-free music when I had a precise idea of what the scoring should be. When covid arrived with the multiple lockdowns I thought that I should only count on myself and start learning how to use a DAW. Obviously, that became way more than that and that's how Cosmic Gateway was born.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
I'm heavily inspired by spiritual and quantum physic concepts. It's at the very base of Cosmic Gateway. When it comes to music by itself, artists like Katy B, Robyn, Moby, or Andrew McMahon come to mind, but they definitely aren't the only ones.
4. What are your goals in the music industry?
To be listened to and share my messages. It's as simple as that. I know that I'm not interested in being on stage and performing and it sometimes feels like I'm accepting only one part of the job. To each their own, however, I fantasize about being synced, reaching a more mainstream audience while keeping control of my art and my identity private.
5. Tell us about your creative process when you make new music.
Creating music is always a very intuitive process for me. When I open my DAW and start composing, I never know what I'm gonna end up with. All I can say is that I often have this cosmic vibe on the prod I'm making. Once I have an instrumental that I find to be not too shabby, I'll be working on top lines and lyrics. Then comes what is the hardest for me: mixing. Obviously, I'm still learning how to do everything by myself so that's usually the step I'm gonna spend the most time.
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
Hard question, and I honestly can't say that I have one. It always depends on my mood.
"I'm an alien trying to live its best human life,"
7. What is the best advice or council you have either given or received in terms of music?
I've heard tons of things and it's always a matter of keeping what resonates. Being true to yourself, make the music you like but don't forget who will listen cause the message you convey is the most important. A successful song (and it doesn't have to be popular), is a song that uses any genuine emotion as a vehicle to get a meaningful message to someone.
8. Proudest accomplishment?
I try not to be too proud of any of my accomplishments, but like any other of my fellow humans I have an ego and it ain't always easy dealing with it. I'm proud that I went through with my music, and that I kept working despite being frustrated with not having the level I wish I had. I'm proud that I went public with it (for the most part) and I try to be proud of whatever I've done wherever it leads me.
9. What is something about you that might surprise someone who knows you the best?
I'm an alien trying to live its best human life. I've once opened my eyes and I'm now unable to close them. I'm aware of who I am and I stopped being afraid of what people might think of me even if they don't understand.
𝟭0. Tell us about your highest and lowest points in music so far.
It has been hard not having emotional support, someone with who I share my music on a deeper level, a friend that knows the tribulations of being a young artist. Most of my loved ones with who I shared my music weren't always interested, probably because they were thinking it is just a phase or because they have no idea of what the process is, and what it involves. And that's perfectly fine. They don't have to be, but it sometimes felt I was completely alone doing something that is made to be shared. It's about communication.
As for the highest, it might be silly, but it's all the genuine compliments and words I got from people I might not know and that were touched or invested in my music. Friends or strangers.
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