Svend48 – New single created on GarageBand

written by Svend48 and WhatsMusic.de

“If Trip-Hop existed in the late 60s/early 70’s, then it would sound a lot like this track. Funky and techno at the same time – it’s quirky and I dig it”

Interview with Svend48

Tell us about yourself, who are you and where do you come from?

I’m a half Danish, half-Belgian, and now live in Antwerp.

How was your passion for music born? Who are your idols?

One of my earliest memories is from when I was about 4 or 5: 2 uncles who were touring with a jazzband visited our house, and at one point they sat down at our piano playing 4-handed jazz …. I loved the whole atmosphere and still feel the excitement of that moment. Today I have a broad interest, with my private playlist including a.o. the Stones, DEUS, Gasolin, Massive Attack, Faithless, Charlotte De Witte, Sammy Davis Jr. and Miles Davis.

What kind of music do you do?

Originally I have been playing guitar rock and pop, as well as more Jazzy things. During Corona, I discovered GarageBand. And I discovered it can be used not only to record, but also as a composing tool. So over the past 2 years I have been exploring the sounds and possibilities offered – which has lead to a number of tracks that I’m now dropping on Spotify. I don’t think of my music as a specific style. When I write on GarageBand I usually start from a beat and a bass-line, and then just see what happens. This far I’ve only released instrumentals on Spotify, but will add vocal led songs in future

What is the most important song for you? What message do you want to convey to the listener?

Avatar, my first GarageBand-based track is special to me: I wanted to record a guitar ballad on IPad, but playing around first with synth sounds and beats in GarageBand, the track Avatar just wrote itself in a few hours. A farther loves all his children, but I guess this is special, because I am happy with the result, but also because it opened the door for a whole new style of writing and music to me

Why should a listener who doesn’t know you listen to your music?

A quote on one of my previous tracks by Shawn Carnes (BabaShareShow) says it best: “If Trip-Hop existed in the late 60s/early 70’s, then it would sound a lot like this track. Funky and techno at the same time – it’s quirky and I dig it”

What are your future projects? Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

My target is to perform live on a big stage with this

Tell our readers a funny episode that happened in your career as an artist.

Not a story to brag about: one the first shows I did with a previous band was at a school bbq. At one point during the show a teacher stepped up to our singer and pointed at the microphone – we all guessed that he wanted to congratulate us. It turned out he just wanted to announce that the hotdogs were ready ….