THEAUSSIEWORD.COM special interview with BEIN.
How and where did it all begin for you? What drew your interest to the music industry? Hi, Brian! Wow. Thats a longer answer to this then I could tell you here easly. But to make it simple, I started stealing my fathers old Gibson guitar when I was about 5 years old. Somehow I was hooked on frequencies from that moment. Besides that, me and my mates watched a Beatles documentary togheter, and we were stoked to see how many chicks they had after them. I guess that was my selling point right here 😛
What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music? One of the greatest things about music is that it always moves ahead. I think I have been trying to learn as many genres as possibly to explore the world of music. So I guess, since music is always getting improved in some way, I can always search and discover something new. Every day if I want 🙂
What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist? Hmm, I was invited to come play on a city festival in Germany in 2013, and there was over 9000 people infront of me 😛 That was pretty sick! But personally, it was that I decided to work fulltime on songwriting. That took a great deal of courage.
What can we expect from you in the coming months? Any plans to tour? I am going on tour again in Semptember. But before that I gonna try releasing a song every month. Just got new vocals back today, so now I am currently sitting and mixing the track «Like A Fool» on Phi Phi Island in Thailand 🙂
Tell us a bit about your latest release and how would you best describe your music?Hanging on with Chloe Kay was great fun to make. It happens that I have a record label called Ghost Town As that she submitted a song to me. And I loved the way she sang. And from there on we discussed that we were gonna work on a song together.
Give us an insight into your creative process. What gets you writing songs? Hmmm, I work differently on all projects. Sometimes I have the top liners in the studio where I live. Other times I work online with artist I hear from different songs I like. Since I have the label, I have a big network to vocalists all around the globe. So to put it easy, I produce an idea, then I send them it and see how they respond. Sometimes it an be two or three writers coming up with different ideas. Then I pick the version I find most suitable for the track and work from there. I am a fully instrumentals and I also sing myself, so I try to involve myself in all the aspects
Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music? I wouldn’t say hidden, but its clearly a message towards people who aren’t feeling great. I try to bring up topics that aren’t easy to talk about. I think music is a great to process that way.
Success, what is the secret to it? Just keep going. And do what you can to make people relate to your ideas. Not the other way around.
What has been your biggest career highlight so far? Touring Germany was a great experience I have done a couple of times with my other band Depui. I am only looking forward to the new journey of BEIN, and see how that goes 🙂 I just started, and people are already asking for more. I feel like there is so much to grasp in the future 🙂
Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring? I like a couple of the ones I have been working with from Norway. Seeb let me try to remix a song with one of the artist I used to manage. Marcus Dale. Concidering their size as an artist, and letting newcomers into their world are highly respected in my point of view. I used to manage TRXD a long time ago after I signed them to Warner. As we aren’t working together anymore, I still enjoy listening to their tracks 🙂
Are there any new projects in the pipeline? There is two almost finished songs in the pipeline right now I cant talk so much about yet. I am currently looking for more male singers in the deep house category, just to give you and idea of the next sound 🙂
The music industry is huge, where do you see yourself a few years from now? Hopefully I can make a living from only writing songs. I want to have a publishing contract with Sony ATV, and travel around the word to meet great artist that inspires me.
What is your favourite and least favourite part about this line of work and why? The money issue is one of the things that can destroy my personal taste. Mostly because its a great need. And it can determine if I make a bad or good choise. I also dont like how social media is shaping artist. I love the old way were you didn’t have to read bad reviews as long as you stayed away from the newspaper or radio. My favorite part is not to think about the money 🙂
Name a few of your favourite Australian artists. I think you have to tip me 🙂 But Amy Shark has a insane voice to start with one. Is she Australian :P?
The shape of the music industry has changed significantly over the years, including the use of social media, how do you feel about the industry as a whole and what does it mean to you in getting your records out into the public eye? My eyes are mainly on Spotify at the moment. As an artist, I just want to let people listen more to my music then what I feel about politics. I have been an public artists with the other band Depui, and being a national influencer, means that I had to have opinions about subjects that I didn’t feel involved with. Not my cup of tea.
How do you plan on cracking the international market? I want to collaborate with more and more international artists, and share my fanbase with them. I think the local aspect can be of great benefits for each other.
Do you collaborate with others? Who is on your wish-list? I wanna have a reason to go to Australia at some point. But living in Norway is a really long flight from here. So please tip me about great artist over there. I dont care if they are new or established.
What advice do you give for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps? You’re not gonna be a huge success unless you make your own footsteps. So dont follow mine 😉
A message for your fans. How do you best interact and respond with your fans? I am alway on Snapchat : Depu84, and love to get tips about new artists all around 🙂
Any last words? Thank you very much for taking your time! Its a big honor to have my first interview in the Aussiewords as BEIN 🙂