NAS 10 Questions with Wyn Arciaga
[Interview Number 50]
This time, we get to know Wyn Arciaga. His track "Let You Go" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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Okay, let’s get into the Ten questions for Wyn Arciaga!
𝟭. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝗯𝗯𝘆?
im from the Philippines.in my freetime, i do scubadiving, mountainbiking and during the pandemic, write songs
𝟮. 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰/𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻?
back in my childhood, i was always with my grandmother.and as a child i remember our house is always filled with those 1940s-60s jam that my granny play and sing to.but it wasnt until gradeschool when i picked up a guitar and learned how to play by virtue of peer pressure.you see,back in the day, the notion was if you know how to play an instrument,the girls come falling.lol it was a massive motivation for a shy teenager.how i got into songwriting is a different story.i started tinkering with my guitar during the pandemic lockdowns and at 42years old, i had some catching up to do.
𝟯. 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀?
i grew up in the 90s and those alternative bands during that time remain my influences.nirvana and by extension, foo fighters are the main ones.but my musical taste is ecclectic.i listen to all genres and love most of them.
𝟰. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰?
since highschool, i dreamt of making my own music but sadly, life got in the way.i became a paramedic and physiotherapist and that career made me forget about that dream.then the pandemic came.being on lockdown got me revisiting that dream again and finally last august2020, i decided to complete a song for wife.after that song,it felt like a dam bursting.since then ive completed 23 songs and released 3.
𝟱. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆?
as with every beginning artist, i wanted my music to be heard and eventually leave a legacy that my kids will be proud of.i wasnt built for the stage.im not a singer.but im a songwriter.im still that shy kid who probably wont show my face anywhere but i focus on making music and i hope i get to do this for a long time.
𝟲. 𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝗯𝗲?
well, i watch the LIVEAID concert 1985 on youtube atleast once a week and id probably say if i were to choose a venue,it would be wembley.
𝟳. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝘃𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗴?
imagine - john lennon
𝟴. 𝗠𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?
as a beginning artist,i really dont have any equipment aside from my ipad and acoustic guitar.i do all my songs on garageband.and when i finished my first song,i was very excited to release it.when i finally uploaded it, my wife and i told everyone we knew and when the song came out, we listened to it and it sounded terrible! i didnt do any testing, ididnt know anything about EQ, compression etc so every sound competed with each other in the middle and the vocals had out of tune bits.i was horrified.but since all of our friends already heard it,it was too late to back out.i released a remix version just to help my soul heal.lol
𝟵. 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?
the moment when my eldest son,who is 18 and have a different taste in music, comes and tell me, "dad, i love this song". pure bliss.
𝟭𝟬. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗯 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲?
i always dream of making songs with my heroes.and on top of that list is Sir Paul McCartney. his (and John's)body of work wont probably be duplicated ever. their songs transcend generations and artists like me will always look up to that.
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