WELSHY has shared his brand new single All For You.
This comes after the young Irishman’s debut single Haiti achieved more than 8 million streams.
We caught up with Welshy to talk about his new single.
AC: Let’s talk about your new single All For You. What does this track mean to you?
WELSHY – All For You means the world to me. Over the past year I’ve been captivated by “world music” and All For You is my first hybrid creation mixing English lyrics with Malian Bambara. It means the world to me that I’ve been allowed to create this piece of music I’m so proud of and share it with the world.
AC: In the studio, do you have a fear you’d like to conquer?
WELSHY – Being honest I’ve never been afraid of trying anything in the studio, some of my best works have come from experimentation and pure luck. When I have a bad day in the studio, have writer’s block, or even create songs that aren’t it, I always reference a metaphor I heard Ed Sheeran say. In the metaphor Ed says to view your songwriting as a dirty tap, when you switch the dirty tap on lots of dirty water will come out until the clean water comes, now and then you’ll get some dirty water but as long as it gets out of you it’s fine!
AC: Where does the creation of a song begin for you?
WELSHY – That’s a tricky one because it kind of depends on my mood or how inspired I am. Sometimes it can start with writing a simple chord progression and everything stems out from that, somethings it can be a bassline that starts, or sometimes a drum groove can start my process. It honesty really depends on the day, if it’s a day in the studio and I’m feeling completely uninspired I like to listen to some music that I really like, get out into some fresh air, and not worry about writing music.
AC: Who do you feel inspired by in the music industry?
WELSHY – I’ve always said my biggest inspiration in music has been the late great Avicii. Ever since I was young I’ve been captivated by his music and his incredible melodies. One of my fondest memories as a young aspiring musician was Googling “how to make music like Avicii” from that I learned that Avicii used Fruity Loops to produce his music which is the DAW I still use to this very day.
AC: As a music artist, what are you still trying to learn?
WELSHY – That’s a great question, there is a lot of things I’d love to learn and I don’t think you can ever stop learning but for me, the biggest thing I want to learn is how to create music that means something to people. Success to me is creating music that has an impact on someone, I take great pleasure in knowing that there is people out there that might turn on one of my songs to put them in a good mood and there is honestly nothing more gratifying than that. Id like to learn how to do more of that!
AC: How important is social media to you right now?
WELSHY – There is a lot of pros and cons to social media in my experience. The great thing I find about social media is that it is a great way to engage with a fanbase and get your music out there and make connections. The biggest thing I hate about social media is there is a lot of negativity there (not much directed at me thankfully). I hate seeing people being negative which is why I try my best to stay off it as much as possible and only use it when I need to.
AC: Ahead of a gig, do you have any pre-show rituals?
WELSHY – It’s been so long since I’ve had a gig or even talked about gigging, I honestly don’t think I have any I just try my best not to get nervous and hope I put on the best show I possibly can.
AC: What’s the biggest realisation you’ve had this past year?
WELSHY – The biggest realisation I’ve had was how quickly everything can change. I’ve had 2 experiences with this in the past year. The first being how quickly covid literally flipped the world on its head and the second being how one song can create so many amazing opportunities. If there’s anything I’ve learned from the past year is I’m now going to appreciate things a lot more and never take anything for granted and to never to give up on something!
AC: What makes you feel nostalgic?
WELSHY – Listening to Avicii’s Seek Bromance always takes me back to the moment I realised I wanted to make dance music.
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