Artist Interview: “Sound Like This” by Flying Salmon

Q: Tell me about the meaning behind “Sound Like This.”

FLYING SALMON: I like sounds, and the whole life is like music to me. Surrounding objects, events in life, daily routines, people — all induce timbres or melodies in my imagination. And when I’m sad or depressed it feels like someone turned off all the music and there are no sounds left — just silence. So the lyrics were easy for me — I just picked some of these associations and compiled them into a song.

Q: The vibrant and soothing sound really drew me in. How does the track affect you emotionally?

FLYING SALMON: Thank you! As I described above, the song is about my perception. I feel a deep connection to it.


Q: How do you want listeners to feel while listening to it?

FLYING SALMON: Just like with all my songs, I hope it takes you to another world.


Q: What was your favorite part about making the music video for “Sound Like This”?

FLYING SALMON: Filming stages with the projector and selecting footages for it. That was really fun.

Q: Tell me what the music scene is like in Russia.

FLYING SALMON: Lots of music, many small scenes for specific microgenres. The most mainstream genre nowadays is rap, just like everywhere. Honestly, I can’t come up with anything that’s specific to the Russian scene and claim it with certainty, because I don’t know what it is like in other countries. More importantly, I don’t really care — I listen to music regardless of where it was made, art doesn’t have borders for me.


Q: Where are you hoping your music career will go?

FLYING SALMON: I hope more people get to know my music and like it.


Q: What do you want people to know about you?

FLYING SALMON: I like snakes.

Interviewed by Taylor Berry

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