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Zaslišanje: Cigarettes after sex

Pred sredinim koncertom, razprodano dvorano Katedrala v Kinu Šiška, smo se pogovarjali s pevcem in frontmenom ameriške skupine Cigarettes after sex.

 

Začeli ste v Teksasu, a ste se preselili v New York. Je bilo to zgolj zaradi glasbe ali je za te še kak drugi razlog?

No, začeli smo z glasbo v El Pasu, mojem mestu, a je malo mesto in tudi glasbena scena tam je bila majhna. Saj je bilo veliko bendov, a ni bilo možnosti velikea uspeha. Prva stvar, prvo veliko mesto, ki mi je padlo na pamet je bil New York. Vsi filmski režiserji, kot so Woody Allen ali Scorsese, vsi glasbeni velikani, vsi so v New Yorku. Torej ja, moral je biti New York.

Se je vaš stil spremenil v New Yorku ali ste ostali zvesti stilu, ki ste ga ustvarili v El Pasu?

Mislim, da sem našel svojo identiteto že v El Pasu, ko smo naredili Cigarettes v letu 2012 in hotel sem iti v isti smeri. Nisem hotel biti oseba, ki se konstanto spreminja. No, seveda se je spremenilo, predvsem je v New Yorku veliko snežilo, kar je bila precejšnja inspiracija zame, druače pa se je v bistvu spremenila samo lokacija. Drugo je ostalo enako.

Končno ste izdali album na katerega smo vsi čakali. Kakšni so vaši občutki?

Počutim se odlično. Saj veste, prej smo imeli zelo malo pesmi, skorajda smo igrali na vsakem koncertu samo šest pesmi. Tudi če smo igrali nove pesmi; saj veste, ko greste na koncert in bend igra nove komade, se vsi počutimo nekoliko čudno, je tako? Saj je kul, ampak dosti več užitka je, če komade poznaš. Torej bodo zdaj lahko končno vsi uživali v celotnem koncertu.

Ampak te pesmi ste posneli že pred dvema letoma?

Ja, posneli smo jih kmalu po tem ko smo posneli Affection. Bil sem v takšnem mudu in hotel sem LP v istem stilu. Tako je pač snemanje potekalo že takrat. Mislim, da je bilo to decembra 2015 in Each time you fall in love smo posneli maja lani.

Trenutno ste na turneji. Kako potekajo stvari do sedaj?

Odlično je, obožujem to turnejo. Saj je utrujajoče, ampak tudi delo od 9.00 do 17.00 je, če ga opravljaš vsak dan. To je res najboljši čas mojega življenja, res je super.

Je razlika med turnejo v ZDA in Evropo?

V bistvu je kar razlika, v ZDA je kul, a v Evropi igramo na večjih odrih, festival in hkrati je v Evropi veliko večje spoštovanje in oboževanje glasbe. Sicer pa so vsepovsod na svetu ljudje na našem koncertu, ker imajo radi glasbo, zato je večinoma povsod enako, samo poslušalci se menjajo.

Standardno vprašanje. Če bi lahko igrali s komerkoli, živečim ali pokojnim, s kom bi igrali?

Bi rekel Francoise Hardy, francosko pevko. Njo res obožujem in bilo bi res super igrati z njo.

Kakšno sporočilo za Radio Terminal?

Hvala, da poslušate našo glasbo in upam, da vam bo všeč še naprej.

 

 

Original:

I’ll start with your beginnings. You started in Texas but decided to move to New York. Was that only because of music or was any other reason behind that?

Yeah, well, I started with making music in El Paso, my own town, but that’s a really small city and the music scene was pretty minor. There were a lot of cool bands going on but there wasn’t a feeling that you can succeed in music there, right. So, the first thing on my mind, the first big city I can remember of that can give oppurtunity in music is New York. All film directors as Woody Allen or Scorcese, all music giants, they were all in New York. So yeah, it had to be that.

Did your style change when you got to New York or you stayed with what you’ve already started in El Paso?

I think I’ve found identity already in El Paso, when we did Cigarettes in 2012 and I just wanted to go in that direction. I didn’t want to be a person who changes all the time. I mean, of course it changed a bit, well, it was snowing a lot in New York and I was pretty much inspired by that, but otherwise all that was, it was location that changed. Everything else is pretty much the same.

You’ve finally released your LP for which we were waiting for. How do you feel right now?

Well, I feel great. You know, we had so little songs for so long, so we basically played six songs every gig. And even if we played new songs, you know when you go to some shows sometimes and they play new songs and you feel a little weird? It’s cool anyways, right, but it’s way more exciting for people to know the songs. So now, people got to know all the songs finally and they can enjoy the whole concert.

But you’ve recorded new songs three years ago, didn’t you?

Yeah, we’ve recorded them just right after we did Affection. I was in that mood and I wanted to do the LP in that same style. So that’s why we’ve recorded everything then. I think it was december 2015, and Each time you fall in love, that we recorded May 2016.

You’re touring now. How’s it going?

I love it, I really love it. It’s tiring though but you know even when you’re working 9am-5pm it’s tiring, everything is. So yeah, it’s one of the best times in my life, it’s really great.

Is there a big difference between touring over US or Europe?

Well, it’s quite a difference, I mean US’s cool but in Europe we play much bigger venues, bigger festivals, and it’s much bigger appreciation of music here. Otherwise it feels the same, anywhere we go, Canada, US, Europe, Asia, the music is deeply felt by fans but just the number is different.

What do you prefer? Big or small venues, festivals maybe?

Big venues are really cool like there’s really a lot of people listening to you, it’s a different feeling, since the small venues are really nice and cosy.

Standard question, if you could play with anyone in the world, live or dead, who would you play with?

It would be Francoise Hardy, french singer, I love her, it would be amazing to play with her.

Do you have any message for Radio Terminal?

Thank you for listening to our music and I hope you enjoy it further.

 

 

Zaslišala: Ana Medved – Annarch