The NAS 10 Questions with Javier Molina
This time, we get to know Javier Molina, a singer-songwriter from Madrid, Spain with a diverse array of influences. His music comes from diverse sources such as jazz, pop, folk and French chanson, and likes to include everything from politics, love and humor in his music.
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1. Tell us a little about where you are from and what you are currently doing.
I'm from Madrid, Spain. Now I'm recording a new LP (Canciones para no bailar / Songs not to dance). Soon my new single Mariví will be appear. This song talk about a strange love relationship that makes heads explode, you know what I'm talking about :)
2. What inspired you to start playing and making music?
I have a problem: I'm in love with all Bob Dylan's songs, he's my hero. But, unfortunately, it is impossible to approach his art. So I try to write songs that make people happy: mixing humor with poetry I try to, at least, have fun and amuse people. I do not know if you know Spanish or if my jokes are understood outside of Spain, but I will continue to try to reach the largest number of people.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
Bob Dylan, I talked about him in the previous question. Joaquin Sabina, a reference in the music of Spain and all Latin America (some compare him with the same Mr. Dylan) and Brassens, the icon of French music who best combined humor, poetry and protest.
4. What are your goals in the music industry?
Maybe earn money... No! Music industry is so complicated! I will be happy enjoying and amusing people with my songs and my live performances.
5. Tell us about your creative process when you make new music.
Well, it is a dificult answer... Sometimes I work a few days, weeks or months... Sometimes the muses come to me and do the job. Every song is a different world!
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
I Want You, by Bob Dylan. The first time ever I heard that song my life changed
7. What is the best advice or council you have either given or received in terms of music?
First enjoy. Second enjoy. Third enjoy. And last... enjoy again. When it finish come back to the first advice and start again. When the night come fallin' from the sky, turn on the lights and continue enjoying!!!
8. Proudest accomplishment?
Well, when people laughing my jokes in live performance. It is very dificult see a smile in people faces! Usually people are very serious: work, housing, high prices... I tried to put sugar in the lives of my listeners.
9. What is something about you that might surprise someone who knows you the best?
Deep, in my heart, I'm a very shy guy. My family doesn't know I'm an artist!! My workmates neither!! Sometimes I feel like Hanna Montana; a double-life man!
𝟭0. Tell us about your highest and lowest points in music so far.
I fell into the abyss when I had to cancel the tour to present my first album in 2020. I touched the sky when I was able to resume the tour in 2022
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