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