Artist Spotlight: Cassidy Bisher

In our next artist spotlight, we chat to Cassidy Bisher.

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S] What inspires your music?

This has always been a tough question to give an accurate reply. It’s so easy to be inspired. I’m moved every day by the minutia that surrounds me, but it never directly inspires the music I create. I don’t dwell on inspiration for too long, I try to quickly turn inspiration into work which transforms into the craft of making music. If I start to contemplate what “stimulated” me too much, I freeze and become incapacitated. I try to focus on the procedure of experimentation. I’ve never been one to wait for inspiration, I just shut up and do my work!

S] What’s been a career highlight?

3 Doors Down asked my old band to open for them at the Breslin Center in Lansing Michigan. It was a packed house. Why they wanted to play with an Art-Rock band from Michigan I’ll never know. It’s funny, our music sounded nothing like that band at all (Brit Pop) … but for some reason they gave us the invitation. 15,000 people, the vibe in the stadium and that moment of opportunity was something I’ll never forget. I didn’t want to walk off stage.

S] What motivates you outside of music – think people and places?

I’m motivated by the people I surround myself with. I don’t “hang out” in the traditional sense with friends very much but instead, choose to be collaborating in some form with a select few which allows me to thrive relationally. That’s motivating to me. Deepening your relationship with those you find a mutual respect and understanding for.  Every close friend of mine has a gift to the world and they certainly are not cheating us of their contributions. When you encircle yourself with folks like that, trust me, you’re fully motivated.

S] What are your plans for the future?

Currently I’m in the studio recording a full-length album which will spawn a few singles and B-sides. Planning on releasing a lot of visual media to compliment the music as the material is released over time.

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