I’m alone right now so I should say I am, because no one is here to disagree with me.
Maybe I am. I tour with nine people who I’ve known for six or seven years and we’re the best of mates. I’m constantly around fun things and funny people and I suppose that some of it rubs off on me. My family is funny as well. I’m obviously serious about making music, but it’s not worth anything if it’s not fun. It’s very important for me, with everything I do, to have a good time. Some things come out of being in a bad place, but for me, it’s mostly about having fun.
What do you currently listen to?
I try to listen to music that isn’t close to the music I make. I listen to a lot of a lot of hip-hop and R&B. I really love Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul, and old stuff like Madlib. On the other side of the spectrum, I listen to a lot of metal, I really love this Swedish band named Meshuggah, they’re really fantastic, and another one named Kvelertak. My guilty pleasure is definitely metal. It weirdly relaxes me.
Tell us about performing.
I’ve had a clear idea of the kind of performer I wanted to become ever since I started making music, and what I wanted people to take away from it. When I went to watch performances as a teenager, I always found myself slightly frustrated when a band played the song identically to the recording. It was almost robotic. I set myself out to add a little special something during performances. I spent a lot of time working on that. Ultimately, that’s what makes people want to come out and see live shows, because they don’t really know what to expect.
Interview by Elian Zach