In our next Band Spotlight, we chat Brighton alternative rockers, Big Spring.
S] Hey guys how are you today?
Doing good today, thanks for asking!
S] What is motivating you guys outside of music, think specific people, places and movies for example?
To be really honest, my thoughts have been consumed with how our society works and how unfair it is, the more I realise about how it only works for a select few people the more I want to write about it. Also, climate change and how we’re destroying our planet but still there’s so many people that turn away from the issue or even deny, it make’s me feel hopeless sometimes. Maybe I focus on this stuff too much, but it’s what I care about most at the moment. The new Killing Eve was wicked though.
S] Talk us through the ideas that led to the creation and development of ‘Reset’?
I wanted the song to be angry and pissed off and have a really explicit message about how divided we are as a society at the moment. There is so much anger, frustration and disillusion that we’re taking it out on each other instead of the people who make our laws. It feels like we’re in such a volatile time at the moment and more people need to speak up about it.
S] How do you look back on ‘Cold Foot’ and the early days of the band now?
I was listening back to our older stuff yesterday actually and I forgot how fun it is. At the time you don’t really appreciate what you’re doing because you’ve spent so many hours on it that you lose perspective, but listening back to it now I’m very proud of what we’ve made.
S] How do you define success?
When I first started playing music I had a very different idea of what I thought success was. Now I don’t really see success in monetary terms, nor am I motivated by it, it’s now more to do with what feels right. Following your own path and being your own entity as an artist is what excites me, all my favourite bands were pioneers in their own right and that’s what I see for Big Spring.
S] What advice do you give to other emerging artists who are interested in making a dent as you were able to do?
Don’t follow what other people are doing and stay true to who you are and what you want to hear. Don’t be afraid of doing something that isn’t the current music trend right now or whatever, just do whatever feels right and is how you want to express yourself.
S] Cheers guys!