Gary Mictian, The Interview Series.

Words By Joey Rochert.

Hello, Gary, Let’s talk about your new single, ‘I Die Every Night’, what is the meaning? 

I wrote it at a time I was discovering a lot about myself and why I couldn’t seem to sustain a healthy relationship. I realised there was a pattern in which I would compromise a lot of myself just to simply be with someone. That’s what the song talks about, almost a conversation with myself saying I wont settle for anything less that a genuine connection with someone. 

Which artists in the current industry inspire you the most?

Charli XCX is one of my favourite artists right now, I think she’s a brilliant songwriter and a real innovator in the industry. The Weeknd is my next biggest influence his music is so sophisticated something I’m always aiming for in my own music. I also recently discovered shygirl, her music is insane! 

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What is the best thing about being a musician in 2023?

You dont have to spend an insane amount of money to go to a fancy studio to make music, you can literally do it yourself on a laptop in your bedroom and have it on Spotify within days. Making music is easier and more accessible than ever and I think that’s great

Is there a certain place you often go to write? E.g a certain room, or environment?

I always make music in my home studio (which is really just my bedroom), I have everything I need. I find I’m most creative during the day though I don’t like to make music at night. 

What is your first memory of music? 

I remember my brothers friend left a CD of Britney Spears’ Hit Me Baby One More Time at our house and I would listen to it on my CD player non stop. I remember waiting in front of the tv to catch the music video so I could record it on VHS and I watched that all the time. I would of been about 4 or 5, I was obsessed with it.

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