Unfortunately, you have to do all the logistic stuff that it takes just to reach people. So, it’s weird. What keeps me going is that I understand the separation and how to remain sincere about what I’m doing. Does that make sense?
It does, and I kind of feel that it makes you more well-rounded as a person and an artist, because you understand all aspects about what’s going on.
Right, exactly. It’s just so funny when you hear about musicians being big-headed or egotistical. I can never imagine being like that, because we all do the same thing. We’re all in it for the same reasons, but are you? If [they're] fame-hungry or making videos with stupid crap, you can pretty much tell that that person is not necessarily trying to change your life with their song.
I agree with that sentiment. And as a music fan, when I listened to your songs, I just found them refreshing in comparison to what is being played on the radio today.
Thank you. And for me what that means when people like my music — or they appreciate it, at least; it doesn’t mean that we’ll be best of friends necessarily — is that we possibly have an understanding of each other. If you connect with my music, then there’s part of our personality that might be on the same level. And that’s why I like music. I may not even know the artist; or you don’t even know me, but there’s something about what I created that you like. And I just think that’s magic. It’s so cool.
Awesome. Down the line, who is someone that you would love to collaborate with?
Probably Ryan Adams. That would be killer, I think. I would definitely like to do something with him. I’ve admired everything he’s ever done.
Where do you see yourself musically in the next few years?
Well, I would like to have a full-length [record] out. I would like to get involved with an indie label that feel like they understand my music and would help develop us. You know, what band doesn’t want to go on tour and all that kind of stuff? In a few years, I would love to be completely on our feet as a band.
What is next for you as far as an immediate goal?
Even though it’s a five-song EP, I want it to reach the highest of heights that it can reach, you know? I think, we’re in 2011 and the way that we look at music and the way that we buy music is so different. You’re seeing a lot more EPs being released by artists, which I can understand for many reasons, because they’re cheaper. With this EP, I want people to accept it and think it’s so good that they don’t think, oh, it’s an EP, it’s not a full-length. Because, what does it matter if it’s five songs or 10 songs? It’s still a musical thought. It’s still a musical experience. Take it for what it is. So, hopefully this EP aids in the acceptance and the transition and the change of an artist doing whatever they want and not having to follow convention.