Q: What was your creative process in making “Fucked Up”? Was it inspired by a certain person?
THE ESPRITS: The song had a long journey to go. At first there was the hook: „Mom, I Fucked Up…“ and then the complete instrumental. But until we were totally satisfied and thought, „yeah, that’s it“… I think we wrote the song, except the hook, 5 or 6 times in the end. Pretty crazy. The inspiration was less a specific person, but more a feeling or vibe that came up one day and needed to be expressed. I think this describes it best.
Q: Was there a pivotal moment in your life when you decided to follow your path as a musician?
THE ESPRITS: I think none of us really had a moment like that. It was clear since being a child though. So we went to school and after that we made music. It took a while to find each other but once we had, we were good to go.
Q: In your own words, how would you describe the music that you typically create?
THE ESPRITS: That is a very hard question! We would say it is a typical The Esprits song… Jokes aside: It is a mixture of our influences, life and daily impressions each of us has. We grew up listening to Arctic Monkeys, AC/DC, The Hives,… just to name a few. And I think, next to the maybe more “modern” sound, you can also hear that, at one point or another.
Q: I love the vocals behind The Esprits, who are your biggest influences?
THE ESPRITS: Thank you so much! The biggest influence is life itself! We try to write about situations that we have experienced ourselves, but at the same time have observed in other peoples lives too. Everyday problems, so to speak, that concern us all.
Q: What projects are currently in the works?
THE ESPRITS: We are working hard on releasing the music we recorded in the summer 2020. That includes singles, videos and maybe even one or the other studio session with guest musicians.
Q: How is the music scene in Braunschweig, Germany?
THE ESPRITS: There are many, young artists here, be it rappers, bands solo artists, or cover bands. The music scene in Brunswick is not the biggest, but varied 😀
Everyone knows everyone here and if you fall on your face, everyone is happy to help. Basically you can say that it is almost a little familiar. It kinda feels more like a village-music-scene instead of a city-scene where everything seems a bit more anonymous.
A few years ago it was a bit difficult to play gigs here, especially for small artists, because the number of locations was not too big. You had a club for 200 people and the “next biggest” option already held almost 6 times that number. But now there is a opportunity for everyone and that’s great!
Interviewed by Jaye Maverick
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