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GET TO KNOW: Werwe
After spending the last few years unveiling a wealth of fresh and uplifting alt-pop delights these last few years, fast-rising artist and prouder Werwe recently returned to deliver his latest glittering effort 'Speed Of Light'.
Lifted from his soon-to-be-released sophomore album, which is out later this year, 'Speed Of Light' continues that broad and psychedelic energy he has brought to all of his material to date. With its shimmering textures and engaging hooks littered throughout, this new delight makes for an incredible fascinating listen from start to finish.
So with the new single out now, we sat down with him to find out more about his origins and influences over the years.
What was the first instrument you learned to play?
The first instrument I learned to play was guitar. My father played bass and his brother played guitar and I just took a liking to it at age 10.
What was the first album you remember owning?
That’s a tough one. I had so many cassettes that my father gave to me. I remember Talking Heads - Sand in the Vaseline was one that sticks out. I loved that record. I still do.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
Oh for sure. I had a few. The first one I started was called Drive By from NJ. It was hardcore / punk.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
Anything by the band Cake. Haha. I just thought they were so timeless. Still do. They don’t need to be pinned down to a genre and that’s something that I still strive for today.
What has been the most thrilling moment about creating your own music?
I think just seeing it develop to what it is. I enjoy growth. I love that moment when it’s done and you see it neatly packaged. -I created that. That’s my baby. It never gets old.
And what about the most frustrating part?
Writing lyrics. I’ve never been a great writer. I’m enjoying the process of getting better but it’s still so frustrating. I think that’s why I enjoyed writing House so much. I didn’t really even think about it.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
You know I really loved what Arcade Fire did. They brought in special guest for some shows. One of them was David Bowie whom I would have loved to share the stage with. I feel like we share the same writing style. Especially on the latest record, Speed of Light.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
In 5 years I see at least another 4 Werwe albums and hopefully playing larger shows. Before covid we started but it got shut down. Don’t know when that will be so it’s difficult to say. -but that’s my goal.
Werwe's new single 'Speed Of Light' is available to stream now. Check it out below.