Swedish singer-songwriter Timothy provides his own musical touch to the world of songwriters, delivering a taste of indie-folk, electronica and a hint of neo-classical elements.
He started his career in 2017 releasing his debut single “Dust”. Gaining attention on YouTube channel Apeiron, he has since been working heavily on perfecting his craft. Now going live with his new single “Alone”, the follow up to the recent release “Home”.
See our exclusive interview with him below:
Looking back, what were some of your earliest entries into music appreciation? And music production?
One of my earliest memories was when I got a hold of my stepfather’s guitar (I think I might have been 5 or 6 years old). We had been listening to this Swedish band called Sideshow Bob. They had a song with a siren type note which really caught my ear. I wanted to recreate the noise with the guitar, but I was as you can imagine – left without any good results.
Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting music together?
I usually start with a rough sketch, an idea behind my work. Sometimes something lyrical or it could be a pattern on the guitar or piano. From that I work my way through the song, my favourite part is getting lost in ambience, creating floaty sounds that you might not even realise is there.
What gets your creative juices flowing?
If I had the answer I would probably be throwing songs out there.
There are so many different things that have influenced my writing. Lately, I have caught myself influenced by my time in nature, my hikes and all the quietness around me. The sound of silence might be a way to put it.
As a musician, it becomes apparent that there is a huge difference between the art and the business. Is there anything about the music scene that you would personally change?
I wish there was a place and time for everyone.
Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, which do you prefer?
There is definitely a completely unique charm within both. I do love getting lost in my own studio bubble. To be sat for hours creating weird noises and letting yourself fail for infinite times is something completely fantastic, it’s like exploring your inner child all over again.
I have huge stage fright, yet I still love performing. Standing on stage with full focus on your craft is something magical, and nothing that can ever match up to. Unfortunately, there is not much of it right now. I can tell you that I am longing for it…
What is the most memorable response you have had to your music?
I played as a support act in my hometown where the audience was narrowed down and shy. There was just one person right in front of the stage, everyone else was stood in the corner. It was a lady who decided to sit down, just right in front of the stage. Her eyes were stuck to the ground, whilst her face was slowly waving along to the music.
Right there time stood still.
What’s on your current playlist?
Agnes Obel’s new album “Myopia” is gorgeous. ❤
Breakdown the news for us: what can we expect from you in the near future?
As for most of us, COVID-19 has put me in a quite tricky position. I have travelled back to Sweden from England to be closer to my family & my friends. Sadly, my musical instruments got stuck behind me… Quarantined in its own space.
I guess for me it’s not all bad news though. You can surely expect some live streams coming up and hopefully, I will get the debut EP out there for all of us to listen to in 2020.
Famous last words?
“Happiness Only Real When Shared”
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