This time, we get to know Willjoy. His track "Game 0n" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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𝟭. Where are you from and what is your hobby?
I'm from Finland. In my spare time from making music i do my own jewelry like earrings and necklaces. I use wood, metal, and silver in my craft, but mainly wood. I include a lot of nordic beliefs from viking ages to tell a story with my jewels, but i haven't built a business around it (yet). I am a carpenter as my profession tells me but musician at heart, i've worked vastly in different industries like car mechanic, welder, greenhouse worker, metal worker, carpentery and my last job was in a plastic molding factory.
𝟮. How did your get into music?
Whole my life i have been surrounded with good music since Rock'n roll was super important to my father and he listened music a LOT! From a young age i've listened and listened music from all genres from radio and C-cassette age to today's streaming services. I would say my biggest influences are Rock and Electronic music, cause sometimes i wanted to bang my head and sometimes i wanted to dance and stomp my feet. 2020 was a big year to me music wise since I got laid off work and my father died. These events made me realize that life is too short to dwell on frivolous things and music helped me through a lot of pain, and i thought to myself to start making my own stuff to deal with emotions within. I spent about 700$ from my unemployment check to get the minimal gear to jump to making sounds and singing my lungs out just to see what comes of it. To my own surprise i liked my own stuff and i decided that now is the time to share it to you all. My music is now what i live and breathe since all my passion lies in my work towards my dream, being recognized and helping someone else to deal with life through music.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
The band i listed my whole youth (cause of my father) was AC/DC, Other big names fit in my rock genre as well as Queen, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and my personal favorite INXS of all names. INXS is partially favorized cause of Michael Hutchence and the way he portrayed himself and what i've seen is that he was a great personality, kind and shy. I see myself a lot in Michael therefore i could say i idolize myself in some ways. Electronic music genre that influenced me is so vast that it wouldn't do justice to name names, but to name just one i would say Daft Punk.
4. What are your goals in the music industry?
My goal in music industry is to make my songs heard and performing them live. I intend to make my living out of this and make people feel good, bad, happy and sad, cause that's what life is about.
5. If you could choose a location to perform at, what would it be?
Any big stage is welcome, but if one is above all it might be Wembley stadium seeing all the big names performing there at one point or another.
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
INXS - Mystify. Reminds me of life itself filled with love and mystery.
7. Most embarrassing moment?
Once in my youth i pretended to be drunk and passing out drinking only juice, just to look cool among my peers, of course i got caught when my "friends" decided to taste my "alcohol" that i brought to only myself. That moment led to years of reminders in school giving me a nickname in the process. "Juice cat" would be the translation from my language and pretty catchy in english too.
8. Proudest accomplishment?
My proudest accomplishment would be the fact that i had the courage to put myself out there this year, musically and externally. To the fact that i'm here writing my story since I am a very private person, so this to me is huge leap to the unknown.
9. What is something about you that might surprise someone who knows you the best?
I cry very easily when alone, would it be a great song, a good movie or a TV show, if there's something that touches life in the small things it easily gets me, even though i have a hard shell and embedded masculinity, i am not afraid to feel.
𝟭𝟬. What is your dream collaboration?
Andrew Charles Farriss. What he made with Michael Hutchence to Mystify with only piano at the beginning of the song. That's how i like to start my own process on every song, just vocal and piano.
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