We recently sat down with the exciting upcoming artist Apothecary Raincoat. Fast approaching his highly anticipated new single Snakes and Stones, we got the opportunity to talk about his background, journey into music and what the future may look like.
So Apothecary, thanks for taking the time to join us today let’s get started:
1. Where are you from?
“I am originally from Upstate, NY. But having also lived in Florida and now North Carolina, I consider the whole East Coast my home.”
2. What was growing up like for you?
“Growing up we always had music around. My mom sang in Church choir and my dad grew up playing the Bass guitar. I have a lot of siblings who were always singing and playing music as well.”
3. Was music around, any challenges you faced?
“Because we were such a large family, we had to make due with what we had much of the time. I remember building a drum set out of small boxes and tin cans and playing on it all the time! Eventually my parents were able to get me a starter drum kit..and the rest is history.”
4. How did you get into music?
“As a kid, there was nothing I enjoyed more than listening through my CDs. That’s really how I learned about production. I would hear different instruments come in on the songs and be like “wow, that’s great how they layered that in”. Eventually, I joined my Church band and Musical Theater in School. That’s how I got more of the Music Theory training over the years.”
5. Who are your biggest musical inspirations?
“Right now my biggest inspirations are probably Twenty-One Pilots and NF. I really like how they can blend different styles like Rap, EDM, and Rock to create a unique sound. That’s what I aim to do with my music as well.”
6. Where do you see yourself in the years ahead?
“In the upcoming years, I would love to do some kind of touring. Post Malone can hit me up if he needs an opening act! Haha. But in all seriousness, if I can keep making songs that I’m passionate about and share them with people who resonate with their messages, I’ll be really happy.”
7. What is the creative process like for you when creating new work?
“It can change from project to project. With the new song, Snakes and Stones, I had this trippy beat in my head that hit on 1 Beat and the “and” of that 1 Beat. So you get those hits at the end of each line. And with the lyrics, it all started with that first line, “The Music Industry is a snake that is eating its own tail.” And I just kept flowing about my experience making music since starting Apothecary Raincoat.”
8. Do you have any live shows or performances upcoming?
“No official plans for any live stuff right now. But that will happen when the time is right.”
9. What is the dream collaboration for you?
“Woo, that’s a tough one! There are a lot of great Artists out right now. I’ve been listening to this singer Daine from Australia a ton recently. It would be dope if we could collaborate on a track one day!”
10. Any messages to you fans and listeners?
“Yeah, for sure. I just want to say thanks to anyone who has supported the project thus far. I’m more inspired to make music now than I’ve been in a really long time. So thank you!”
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