Interview: Wyndup Kid

Published on 4 October 2021 at 11:31

1: How did you decide on the name, “Wyndup Kid"?
I find that I am constantly in a struggle of wanting to be incredibly social and going out and seeing a bunch of people and then feeling like I don’t have the energy. It got me thinking I feel like a windup toy, a Wyndup Kid and the name sorta stuck. It represents the peeps who suffer from major FOMO.
2: What inspires you to create?
I find I’m in my best creative space when I am at my house or driving listening to music (I like my day to feel like a soundtrack) and eventually an idea will stick out in my mind and I am just itching to create it.
3: What advice would you give to someone who wants to be in a creative profession?
Don’t force it. Enjoy it. You gotta live your story to tell your story and the best way to relate to and create for people is to experience and connect.
4: Do you feel open minded about what you listen to? Do you like going out of your comfort
My daily listening habits are a hodgepodge of everything. The other day I was cleaning listening to roots ska, hardcore, indie pop, and the new Tyler record!
5: What outlets do you find out about music from? (Record stores, magazines, samplers, etc.)
Spotify has been a great resource for me honestly. Their mixes throw a bunch of new tunes at me. Just wish they’d actually pay the artist more :(
6: What is your favorite format to listen to music on? (CD, Vinyl, etc.)
I like to listen to music on my phone with now headphones or speakers. I'm every audio fan's nightmare.
7: What band/artist do you think everyone should listen to?
My roommates in this incredible band called Ogbert the Nerd! Also Sugarcoat by Pollyanna is an incredible EP and I’m excited for more! Outside of my two block radius of New Brunswick I love Naked Lake, Precious Little Life, Paper Geese, Fox Teeth, Gloss and Screenager !
8: What motivates you to check out a new artist?
Great tunes and a fun social media !
9: Who was the first band/artist that became your favorite band?
THE MOMS! I saw them at a bombed out church as a teen and I was sold :,)
10: What was the inspiration for your song “Poison”?
It was about fighting the toxicity of image by personifying it. Everyone is so concerned about being hot when in reality we're all hot, despite what diet culture says! These themes of self acceptance and embrace are super present on all the new tunes I have and can’t for people to hear them soon!

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