- Can you tell us about your background?
I am a solo artist hailing from the East Midlands in the UK. My musical journey began at the age of 17, and for the past three years, I have been relentlessly creating sounds. While my childhood memories remain hazy, one thing I always remember is my deep desire to create. Over time, I gained the confidence to unleash my creative ideas through music, and that’s what my projects reflect.
- What motivated you to enter the music world?
The thought of pursuing anything other than music disgusted me. There’s nothing else I can imagine doing. I find immense inspiration in creating something that resonates with others, something that can move people and make them question things. Introducing people to something they didn’t know they liked, all originating from my mind, that’s what compelled me to start making music.
- What are some goals you hope to achieve in the next 1-2 years?
In the next couple of years, my main goals are to reach the widest possible audience and continually experiment to expand my sound, catering to different tastes. I want someone to find at least one song in my discography that speaks to their preferences. Additionally, I aspire to perform more frequently and build a strong following. Witnessing people go out of their way to attend my shows is an incredibly rewarding experience, so the more, the merrier.
- What do you consider the best part of being a music artist?
The best part of being a music artist is the freedom it offers. I refuse to place any boundaries or limitations on myself, constantly challenging and testing new ideas. The ability to experiment and create something completely unique is beautiful. To surprise and captivate listeners with something they’ve never heard before brings me alive. Moreover, seeing people genuinely enjoy and connect with the music I produce, witnessing them dance, mosh, or simply move to something I crafted in my bedroom, brings me immense joy. Putting smiles on people’s faces and introducing them to new sounds is incredibly fulfilling.
- How did you come up with your artist name, and what is the message behind it?
The name “hangingskeletons” represents the act of shedding what resides within us all. Society often confines us to predefined roles and expectations, like skeletal clones. However, I believe that no individual can be defined by a single aspect. We are multifaceted beings capable of exploring various aspects of life and embracing our true selves.
- Could you share your latest project for us to listen to?
My latest project is an EP titled “Basic Bitch,” consisting of four tracks. It includes a bonus live version of my cover of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).” One notable track on this EP is “Lalala!” featuring Alienvert and Cadaverous Fear. There’s plenty of exciting music to come throughout 2023, so keep your eyes peeled for more.