A Q&A with Causier
Stirring melancholic endeavour from Leicester…
What’s the title of your latest release, and what does it mean to you?
‘So Far’ is a song about the acceptance that love is finite. This is something I have learnt the hard way like most young people, but in accepting this I have found freedom.
What was the hardest part about putting this release together, and why?
The hardest part was finding the final composition for the song. This song took on several forms. In the end, I asked Scottie to play piano for the song and this was the glue that stuck it together.
Who produced the release – what did they bring to it?
This was another RJ, Huna production. They are great to work with because they are so talented and they’re my good friends, so they understand me well.
What do you want the listener to take away from listening to your music?
I want listeners to ask questions about their feelings and who they are.
How does a track normally come together? Can you tell us something about the process?
The process changes from song to song. Sometimes I will have lyrics and a melody and the song is written in a session with RJ and Huna, and sometimes I will have chords and the lyrics are written after the song. The varied process is important to me, it keeps things interesting.
What band/artists have influenced you the most since you started this project, and why?
I am most influenced by indie-guitar pop and hip-hop. This is what I grew up on, my favourite artists growing up were Kanye West, Bloc Party, Outkast and Bon Iver.
What countries would you like to tour? Are there any standout venues you’d like to play in?
I’d love to tour the US and Japan, but first I need to play shows in the UK, London specifically as that’s where I live. I’d love to play at The Roundhouse because I like the shape of the room.
If you could pick one track for our readers to listen to in order to get a taste of your music, what would you pick, and why?
Other than my latest release I would say Brick Phone, as it pulls from more different genres than any other and I think it’s a masterpiece.
What ambitions do you have for the band/your career?
My ambition is to have millions of monthly listeners and play sold-out shows.
Finally, as you leave the stage, what are your parting words?
My parting words are: only you can change your life, don’t wait for anyone! X
Listen to Causier on Spotify.