Hey, tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a 25 year-old artist who is also a part of a music collective called GXX. Second to being an artist, I’m student of the culture. The music scene in Norway is heavily influenced by what is going on overseas. That being said, what we bring to the table domesticly, hasn’t necessarily hit the masses in Norway yet. Which is exciting because our metrics indicates international potential. GXX sound is making its mark and we belive that it will be part of pushing the culture.
If I am to name a few artists that have a big influence on me I would mention Andre 3000, Aquemini and Speakerboxxx/The Love Below – these are the albums I tend to come back to. It’s like that one movie that you don’t mind watching over and over again because of how taken away you are by it every time you watch it. The storyline, production, everything is solid from back to back.
Where did the new single come from?
The song stems from a feeling, questioning your own morals and values. You might not always be proud of a materialistic lifestyle, but these exact same things get you up in the morning. Even though you understand that a car or a watch is just a material, it still motivates you. That is what “Talladega Drive” is about.
Is there more content in the pipeline?
There’s more music material to come leading up to a project. Being away from the scene and developing our own sound signature, puts a lot of things into perspective. These things take patience, faith, and strategic thinking. You realize that you crave to be aware of your surroundings as they have a major impact on your goals and ambitions. All these different stories and thoughts that are living their own life behind the scenes will come to life through the project in a compound of words and sound.
What’s on the horizon for you?
A cohesive project by the end of the year. I’m looking forward to getting out on the road and connecting with people, as well as having an impact on the culture.