Interview with Electronic Producer munro
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Electronic producer munro recently released his latest single “About You.” Native to Auckland, New Zealand, munro has also spent the past half-decade refining his sound. With this in mind, I had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his career. Continue reading to hear about how munro got involved in producing music and while also discovering his sound.
When and how did you get involved in producing music?
“It was really just a way to ‘practice composition. I was flunking theory and comp in high school music, so I tried my best to just practice in my spare time. It kinda just grew out of that – which feels fitting haha.”
Similarly, What drew you to producing music?
“I think what really set it in stone for me, was how liberating it felt. You know, you sit down with a guitar, or you sit down at a piano, you’re limited to the confines of that instrument. A computer gives you a blank slate with no boundaries.”
What other producers, songwriters, and/or artists inspire you?
“I’m a bit of an inspo-hoarder haha. There are some insanely talented people coming in the garage/electronic space making some incredible music also – Pocket, ATRIP, Duskus, Glimji, camoufly – it’s such an inspiring space to work in right now.”
How did you figure out what you wanted your sound to be?
“’d definitely argue that it’s always evolving, but I’ve always been drawn to juxtaposition – hard/soft, textural/smooth, pretty/sad. I think that’ll always be a pretty central tenet to how I write”
Would you say electronic music is your favorite genre of music to produce?
“Maaaate I just love creating stuff. I love producing hip-hop and pop-tinged stuff. It’s fun to not focus on impressing the dance music nerds and just write catchy music haha. I even wrote a folk EP a couple of years ago that’ll never leave my hard drive.“
Can you tell me about your newest single “About You”
“Absolutely – ‘About You’ was a fun track to work on. It definitely leans a little poppy and I really wanted to pair that with some level of obscurity. The drop sections are just unquantized gibberish, and I love it – putting the pretty and the unhinged together.”
Do you have a favorite piece of music you’ve worked on?
“I hate to be this guy it’s one of my unreleased singles ‘Butterflies’ – it was honestly just so fun to work on, and it just feels so warm.“
Is there an artist you want to work with that you haven’t had the chance to yet?
“I would do unspeakable things to work with Bon Iver on some electronic x folk crossover.“
Where do you see yourself taking your artistry next?
“Everywhere! I’d also love to work on a longer form project. I’d love to work with more visual artists too. I just want to enjoy myself and make cool shit. That’s what art’s about right?”
Additionally, what is something you would like to leave our readers with?
“Be open minded. Enjoy yourself. Don’t be a dickhead. Listen to my music. Drink some water.”