The inspired sounds of KYLE PEARCE have been in focus for a couple of years now, and he is set to keep rising. With JUNGE JUNGE recently remixing his "Tick Tock," we had a chat with Pearce to hear more about his work.
First things first, please tell us a little about yourself… who are you and where are you currently based?
I'm a singer/songwriter from Sydney, Australia. I'm currently living in Düsseldorf, Germany and have been living here for roughly four years now.
How long have you been making music properly for? Do you remember what made you first want to write it?
I've been making music in different shapes and forms for about ten years - when I moved to Germany I started to take my music a lot more seriously. Curiosity is what made me want to start writing music. I was a half-decent guitarist at the time, and I could put a few words together with a melody. I always got such a good feeling listening to my favourite tracks and wanted to test myself and see if I was capable of doing what my idols did so well.
What do you enjoy most about being an artist?
Having the ability to make someone super happy.
Where do you mostly draw your inspiration? How would you describe your individual sounds to those who haven’t heard it yet?
Family and friends inspire me most, I'm constantly surrounded by amazing people. For a long time It was just me and my acoustic guitar. That's definitely my roots and still how I love to perform most. Guys like Ian Moss and Irwin Thomas inspire me the most when it comes to an acoustic unplugged performance. Over the last few years I've become heavily influenced by good electronic music. So my sound now sits somewhere between the pop acoustic and electronic world.
A remix of your “Tick Tock” from Junge Junge has just landed. What do you feel the guys have brought to it?
I've spent a lot of time with Junge Junge over the last few years, and I've been there first-hand as they developed their own sound. The remix is at nice tempo, and gives the song that extra little kick that is needed. They did a great job bringing their unique sound to the track.
What originally inspired the track?
I'd just gone through a break up, and i was pretty sad about the whole situation. The only thing that made sense to me at the time was to write a song. I wrote the track in about 15 minutes. I remember calling my mate and telling him to come over. I played the track to him and he also loved it, saying we had to record it straight away. We didn't really reference any tracks for the production. We just attacked it, and the song was finished in two days.
Where do you see your sound progressing over the coming months/years?
I feel really comfortable where I am at right now with my sound direction. I'll always aim to have my acoustic guitar in there, and then it's just a question of whether I add more instruments to it, or leave it with just guitar and vocals. It will always depend on my mood, and also what the song is asking for.
If you could work with any artist (alive or dead) on a track, who would you choose and why?
I would love to work with Nuno Bettencourt. Not only is he an incredible musician. He writes and produces such amazing music and has already taught me so much, and we have yet to even meet each other.