This time, we get to know Twilight Streets, an electronic multi artist based in east Sweden with a Nordic chill vibe, inspired by lo-fi hip-hop, and soul with retro 80's elements.
The track "The Train To Anywhere" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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1. Tell us a little about where you are from and what you are currently doing.
I live in eastern Sweden, in the beautiful city of Norrköping, working with communication, media and video production. I have always had an interest in how image, sound and music speak to the viewer, and that has led me in my career choices.
2. What inspired you to start playing and making music?
When I was a kid, I sat at home and played on a little keyboard, learning chords and harmonies. I learned to play my and other people's favorite songs by ear and was hired for some private gigs.
Over time, interest in playing waned and quite a few years went by. Recently my aunt, who meant a lot to me and my interest in music, got sick and passed away. I played at her funeral, and to deal with the grief started making music. The state of mind contributed to the songs ending up in genres such as downtempo, chill-out and melancholic lofi.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
I have several hidden tributes and references in my songs and titles, which refer to, among others, Portishead, Stromae, Miles Davis and new-age bands from the 90s such as Enigma and ERA.
4. What are your goals in the music industry?
I don't really have any specific goals, other than to do what I enjoy and develop from. But the sights are set on releasing at least one more album in the next six months, and get on some leading lofi and chill-out playlists.
5. Tell us about your creative process when you make new music.
I work with beats and make harmonies. The somewhat unique thing is that I record everything "live", which gives a special organic feeling even though it's electronic music. I think the music becomes a better company that way.
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
Impossible to answer. But it will be some song with the Norwegian alternative band Kaizers Orchestra, because of how they play on emotional moods and are good at shaping, and that they use elements in their songs that you don't expect.
7. What is the best advice or council you have either given or received in terms of music?
Play every day, even when it's not fun or inspiring - it takes 10,000 hours to get good. Whether I then followed the advice is another matter. The next best advice was to buy a keyboard instead of an RC car when I was ten years old.
8. Proudest accomplishment?
To have created a music project that has listeners and followers. It is also very fun and creative to make a brand profile for the project, and it provides lots of knowledge and lessons. And it is probably some kind of a childhood dream about releasing an album that has come true.
9. Just for fun! What's been your most embarrassing moment so far?
A relative was holding a party, where there were musicians among the guests, and just as I arrived she played a cassette tape she had received from me once - with covers I recorded when I was a teenager. It really didn't sound good, and I was impassively trying to eat food while the tape rolled with misplays and bad timing.
𝟭0. Tell us about your lowest and highest points in music so far.
Low points come and go and are nothing to dwell on, but one difficulty when managing your own marketing and publishing is not being as determined and confident as when working with someone else's material. You often feel that you can do better.
The highest point so far is when you receive notifications that songs have been played thousands of times and there is a first royalties payout.
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