Interview: SUPERGOOD

Published on 28 February 2022 at 08:20

1: How did you decide on the name, “SUPERGOOD”?

It was actually a song first! the project was called "Hot Monster" originally, but after writing the song "supergood", I changed the band's name. felt much more fitting.

2: What inspires you to create?

Everything, sort of! I grew up in New York which has a really dramatic, creative, inspiring air to it. You can just sit outside with a coffee and the ideas come from every direction. What makes me jump up and write a song though? Usually a really cool lyric or a really strong vibe from somewhere that I want to try and describe sonically.

3: What advice would you give to someone who wants to be in a creative profession?

Honestly, if you want to take it seriously, it sort of has to be the only thing you do. every day after school, before work, instead of sports or whatever, you should be writing and practicing your ass off. I wish I did more of that at a younger age to be honest! I've always taken it incredibly seriously, but when I spend lengths of time making it the only thing I do, I see improvement pretty quickly.

4: Do you feel open minded about what you listen to? Do you like going out of your comfort zone?

Oh, absolutely. I listen to everything from Slipknot to Anderson Paak on a daily basis. I think there's incredible music everywhere, and I love going out of my comfort zone to find it, learn it, love it, share it, etc. SUPERGOOD is really the product of a bunch of different genres I experimented with and my willingness to go outside of my comfort zone and sing.

5: What outlets do you find out about music from? (Record stores, magazines, samplers, etc.)

I usually find new artists via word of mouth, my friends' playlists, or Spotify! Touring lineups used to have a much bigger influence on me too, but that's obviously not been a thing for the past couple years.

6: How do you think the internet has impacted the music business?

The music business is entirely different with the internet. I mean, the internet's sorta always been a part of my life, but the past couple years with Instagram and TikTok, like, if you're not on there you're not anywhere! It creates an even playing field in a way, but I also fear we'll start to pay attention to viral moments and stop growing with artists long-term like we have forever. That, and it's changed how artists make money. So go buy a t-shirt from your favorite band, 'cause streaming alone doesn't do much.

7: What band/artist do you think everyone should listen to?

SUPERGOOD, haha! Nah, but it's hard to choose! I'm maybe most impressed by Nothing But Thieves. Every part of that band blows me away, and if you're into rock music, I think they're one of the best there's been in a long long time

8: What motivates you to check out a new artist?

A recommendation from a friend will usually do it! I absolutely love good music and any addition to my library is welcome, haha.

9: Who was the first band/artist that became your favorite band?

Hmm...I think the first band I really obsessed over was Linkin Park. I was amazed at the production on Hybrid Theory and Meteora. I was already asking my parents to learn how to scratch turntables and whatnot, haha.

10: What was the inspiration for your song “supergood”?

I had a tough couple years, and when I was finally feeling better I wrote that song. it's just about feeling good in your skin and wanting to share that with everyone.

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