Today, at Planet Singer, we have the great pleasure of discovering more about Adam Days and God Analog with an exclusive interview!
Hi Adam, and thanks for being here with us today! “Flatline” is out, and let me tell you how impressive the work you did is. Top-level songwriting, brilliant production, and outstanding delivery confirm God Analog’s artistic maturity and versatility. We are thrilled to know more about you and your artistic journey, so let’s start from the beginning. When did you discover your passion for music?
Oh, wow, thank you. I started making music when I was about 14: I found a looping program, and I made the world’s worst song about getting stung by bees. It made my family laugh, though, so I guess it could be considered a hit.
When did God Analog come to life?
God Analog started in 2018, actually. I wrote some songs that, well, let’s just say, didn’t fit the band I was in at the time. The suicide of a friend, followed shortly by COVID, put me into both an emotional and physical hiatus for a while, and now here we are.
Your excellent latest single, “Flatline,” follows the inspired “Annihilation” yet shows new colors and vibes. Can you tell us more about this song?
I wrote Flatline at a pretty low point. I guess I tend to write best when I’m in low points. The song is about someone who fears having no future, that they’ll never leave their mark because there’s nothing left. It’s about a crushing hopelessness in a world that only seems to usually only get worse.
From your bedroom to the hearts of thousands of listeners worldwide. How important is it for you to be true to yourself and connect with your fans by creating music that doesn’t follow the mainstream rules and makes no compromises with volatile market trends?
I think it’s very important. I feel like if you’re not being true to yourself, there’s no point in making music. There’s plenty of musicians out there making their music. You need to be the one making yours.
Your music is very powerful, emotional, genuine, and visceral; so are your lyrics. Do you spend more time working on the music or on the lyrics?
Definitely the lyrics. I almost always write the music to fit the lyrics and rarely the other way around.
Not only sound but also visual arts are very important to you. How do you translate your vision into music and other art forms? Is writing music different from painting, or the main inspirational engine works the same for you?
Whether it’s music, cooking, or painting badly, it’s all putting pieces together for me and making them fit in a way that works.
Talking about music, can you reveal what the creative process is? How does your music come to life?
Slowly, usually with a lot of hours spent thinking about how much I suck, followed by a few moments of listening back and going, “hey, that sounds alright!”
Where do you find your inspiration?
I usually take inspiration in the negative; things that frustrate or sometimes downright infuriate me, I try and apply them to something useful.
The music panorama is constantly changing, together with technology. NFTs, metaverse, and other new features will be every day more present in our lives every day, and many labels and artists are advancing toward it. What do you think about this race towards technology in music and art in general? Do you think it is desensitizing and deconstructing the real essence of it, or will it be something God Analog will partake in as well?
I’m no Luddite, and I love technology. I love scientific development, but… these digital -isms like you mention serve as little more than a distraction from serious, crippling real-world issues. It’s all just attempts to create new spaces for advertising, and honestly, I’m sick to death of the world being based entirely on a buy/sell cycle.
Are you planning any live gigs anytime soon?
Yes! We’re going to start gigging in December. It should be a good show as long as I don’t blow my voice or fall offstage.
If you would collaborate with one of the artists who influenced you the most, who would you like to share a song or the stage with?
Marilyn Manson, if he’d ever return my calls.
What are your plans for the future? A full-length, maybe?
Currently, there’s a full-length album in the works. Mostly originals with two covers. Nik Hughes from Bush is finishing up some drum tracks, and then we will start mixing.
That is great news! Adam, it was such a pleasure having you with us today! Is there anything you would like to say to our readers and your fans?
Feel free to say hello! I don’t use Facebook or Twitter but if you want to reach out, find us on Instagram @godanalog!
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