MELODY! SOUND! ATTITUDE!
Music is not just music. The inspiration for creating good music can come from anywhere – art, films, nature, people, science, politics or just out of the blue, as many musicians that we've interviewed have told us. Júníus Meyvant is no exception.
The young Icelandic musician describes his music as a mixture of folk soul and cinematic music. He had a minor hit with the song Color Decay and underlines how inspiration can come at unexpected moments:
Laundry, skateboarding, people and sounds
"I was doing laundry when I wrote Color Decay – and the song Hailslide was written in the snow while I was skateboarding. Color Decay is about living in this second. Not living for yesterday or tomorrow, it's all about the NOW. While Hailslide is about living in harmony with everything. Being at the right place physically and mentally. How it gives you better balance in your everyday walk."
On the other hand, although he grew up in the unique, magnificent nature and atmosphere of Iceland, songs don't always find their way through intense or grand impressions of nature:
"I would say that people from Iceland give me more inspiration than the nature of Iceland. But sometimes nature does give you sudden ideas and feelings," Júníus explains, continuing "In fact, sudden sounds inspire me more than music and concepts."