I would like to introduce you to alt pop singer/songwriter Demi the Daredevil, who tells us about his fantasy musical style, the importance of making something great and being able to connect to his fans.
Artist’s Name: Demi the Daredevil
Genre: Alternative Pop, Theatrical Rock
Originated From: El Paso, TX, United States
Discography: The Curious Case of Boy Meets Girl (2020), Self-Titled, Schizoid in a Moratorium (EP),Secret Schizoid (LP) & Magic + Accidents (EP)
How would you describe your music?
It’s got a fantasy whimsical quality to it. But I still consider it alternative pop music. I want to make music that is deep and meaningful but something fun and catchy to listen to.
What is your musical creative process like?
I make mouth beats at random times and record in my phone. I take those and put them together with my favorite chord progressions. Structure out the song. Then listen to it for a while to get the lyrics and get the production and punch ups.
How did the band form?
I started as the drummer a while back. We broke up, the singer died, I stopped playing. I collaborated with different musicians for a while then I just started my own thing using the same name in 2016.
How did you come up with your band name?
The old lead singer came up with it. I don’t know how. I wish I asked. The word Demi came from Demi god I do know that.
Who influenced you within the music industry?
The Used, Green Day, Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, All American Rejects, The Killers and Twenty One Pilots.
Have you performed live much and what was your favourite gig to play at?
Yes – a good amount. My Warped Tour in Las Cruces and New Mexico is a definite highlight, especially when there was a mosh pit.
What is the best thing about being a musician?
Feeling a sense of control in making something “great” or at least shooting for perfection in something when other things might be falling apart.
There’s that personal component and the other component is communicating with others and sharing on a level that average people don’t want to connect on.
What’s the biggest problem you’ve had to overcome so far as a musician(s)?
Musically it’s having a tense voice from anxiety. I learned some vocal exercises that help relax me.
In my daily life, I think it might be the inability to reflect and plan. Or not being raised to really do that. So nowadays, when most bands aren’t getting signed, unless they go viral, we are forced to be organised like a team of label executives would be.
What plans have you got coming up this year?
Release an album, get a song on a TV show and build a team of music industry partnerships.
What is your ultimate dream as a musician?
Play live to fans that connect with what I make and share that experience with them.
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