An Interview With Nasmore
Nasmore hits it hard with a fresh single that bends genres into each other with what seems like the greatest of ease for the artist as he brings together a hip hop and rock tonality into a world of incredibly vivid pop sensibility.
"Mind In A Maze" is cinematically driven and comes with tons of hooks both musically and vocals as the songs rages on with a subtlety complete with rolling guitar lines, and a wicked flow during verses that all comes into a heavy handed chorus that becomes quickly infectious to say the least.
The track is composed of outstanding percussion, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and a tasteful pop production that all seems to be performed with a major creative and honest passion.
You can clearly hear Nasmore's love for his craft with every second of this single and it drives you to want more from the artist.
This single has a quality to it that can move you or simply engulf you in its atmosphere. It creates its own scenery and allows you to visualize the character of the music itself and this digs in quite deep and leaves a mark for sure.
This is a track written and performed with a techniqe that works, and the outcome is music that is memorable.
With such a great release, we wanted to have a chat with Nasmore to find out more about where this all came from and what may be next.
TSWS: Okay so let's start things off with "Mind in a Maze". This track has a lush and almost existential feel to it. Where did this track come from?
In a way, "Mind in a maze" is a tribute to Dan Brown's novels - "The Da Vinci Code", "Angels and Demons", "Inferno".
It reflects on the confusion we experience, depression & mental health struggles, the hyper-medicated state of humanity, conspiracy theories, the impact of religion in society, and the pain of losing the grip on our self-identity.
TSWS: I'm certainly hearing some different styles mixed in on this one. Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
Speaking of genres and styles, I see it as a mean to better deliver my message and to target the right audience.
So, I choose different genre for each song I write - pop, rock, indie, hip-hop/rap.
I love mixing genres as well. For instance, rap inclusions could amplify the message in a rock song much better then screaming metal vocals and deliver more info per second.
Basically, to me choosing the genre for my next song is like choosing cuisine for my next dinner))
I am a big fan of cinematic music and if carefully infused into your pop/rock or even hip-hop song, it causes the listener to use more of their imagination and visualize the sounds in their mind.
TSWS: Do you do any live performances?
Not yet. I am a new kid on the block and haven’t had live performances on my radar screen yet.
TSWS: What kind of things inspire you to write?
I have passion for psychology and that's what inspires me. At the end of the day, music is a psychological tool or even a weapon sometimes.
It can make you laugh; it can make you cry; it can make you angry, and it can motivate you.
TSWS: Can we expect any music videos coming this year?
Yes, absolutely. We are working on a few, so probably by this summer we would be happy to share.
TSWS: What's next for you as an artist? Is there anything new in the works even now?
Yes, as the mind never stops, so is the song-writing and music production.
New singles are coming out in the next few months. "Adrenaline storm," "#The Deal," "Safe in my dreams," and "When will I learn."
And even more is expected after. For example, a whole album for IG/TikTok content creators.
I very much hope people will either hate them or totally fall in love with them, but no one will be left indifferent.
TSWS: Do you collaborate to produce your songs? What are you performing along with vocals on this one?
I write and produce my songs and make sure that every sound fits well and hits a certain spot in the brain.
I am not entirely confident about my vocals yet, so I collaborate with great vocal talents.
None of it would happen without teamwork, and I feel lucky to work with such talented musicians!
TSWS: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
Aside from music, I am an information systems specialist, so this is my primary job.
I love travelling, but with all this covid craziness, it’s been somewhat limited, so music production gets lots of my time ))
TSWS: This track feels like a big undertaking. What kind of advice would you have for other up and coming artists out there?
When it comes to leveraging your talent in music or singing or anything else, be confident in what you do, but be realistic at the same time ))
TSWS: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
Thank you for being the fans of music and thank you for loving it so much!