Today on our Hot Seat we have music artist EnAge with us. Let’s have a chat with us.
Twist Online : First of all tell us about the start of your music career.
EnAge : Everything started when my mom decided for me to have guitar lessons. I wasn’t into it at all at the beginning, but then I slowly found joy in playing the instrument. I think it kind of always starts like that, at first you are not sure if you like something but by doing it for a while you truly figure out if it’s good for you. After a few years and after moving to a new place I met some like minded people who were also into music. We all wanted to try out electronic music production, so we get a software (Cubase) and tried our best. This was definitely the best thing I could have ever done, cause it led me to where I am today. I started as a producer, and now I’m a songwriter and singer as well. But I still love my roots and I enjoy producing so much. A couple of years later I also started having piano lessons, which I also never would have imagined doing. Now it’s my favorite instrument and it helps me a lot in terms of writing and producing.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music? Particularly learning piano and guitar?
EnAge : At first, there was no big inspiration when I started to learn the guitar. Later, when I began with electronic music, there were some people who really inspired me to do so. My two biggest influences I would say were German artist and producer ‘Zedd’ and Austrian artist ‘Left Boy’ (now “Ferdinand”). Zedd was one of the first German mainstream artists who was successful all over the world. He started small in his basement as well and he just inspired me to making electronic music and learning the piano as well. Left Boy on the other hand inspired me especially in the way he made music by using samples and editing his vocals. I would say his music style influenced my music a lot in the beginning.
Twist Online : How much did your diploma in audio engineering help you gain your music related goals?
EnAge : At first I wasn’t sure if it was the right decision to attend the SAE Institute because I heard different opinions about it. But in the end, I am very happy I did so. I met a lot of fellow artists and I learned so much about recording, producing, mixing and mastering. The school was good but I would say the fact that a lot of artists are together in one place helps you to grow musically even more. I am 100% sure that I wouldn’t be where I am today if I wouldn’t have attended SAE Institute.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent release “Over You”?
EnAge : ‘Over You’ is actually the second single I released with me as the only writer and singer. It’s also the second single I released so far in 2020. It’s still very special and new to me to write and records my own vocals, but I am so happy with how it’s going. My first song this year was ‘infinity’ and it’s my most successful song to date and that being with me singing as well. So that song definitely showed me where I am heading musically and where I can go. It opened new doors for me and most importantly it made me grow as an artist like never before. ‘Over You’ I think is a great follow-up release for ‘Infinity’ cause it’s more of a fresh summer track that just fits the time it was released. It’s a mix of electro-pop & EDM sounds, I would say my typical ‘answer’ sound.
Twist Online : What kind of response have you received from the release so far?
EnAge : The release is going very well so far, it already gained over 30.000 streams on Spotify. The numbers are rising even faster than they did with ‘Infinity’, which doesn’t have to mean anything but it’s definitely showing that this song has potential as well. My fans, my friends and my family love the song and I do too, so I think everything is great right now. I also can’t believe that my Spotify numbers went up so fast within the last few months, but I guess it’s just the result of the work I put in, which makes me very thankful.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, working in studios or performing on stage?
EnAge :So far I haven’t performed at all, unfortunately. But it’s definitely something I want to do in the near future. It’s going to be the next big step in my career and just like with the singing I can’t imagine being on stage right now. But that’s exactly what makes it so interesting. Life is all about challenges and if you don’t challenge the unknown, you will never grow. That’s my way of thinking. But I definitely love working in studios. Studios just have something magical and make it easier to be inspired, at least for me. That doesn’t mean that I don’t like working in small setup like my home studio, but if I could choose I would always go into the studio to make music.
Twist Online : What’s the best part of being a musician?
EnAge : Honestly the community. Musicians treat each other like family and I love that. Whether you are talking to other artists online who you never met before or you meet other artists in public, musicians mostly think and feel the same and never treat each other in a bad way. I think that’s something very special and that just shows the power of music. As a musician you have the chance to put your personal opinion out in the world and it getting heard by a lot of people. Music plays an important role in most of our lives and it has a big influence on a lot of things. We should never underestimate the significance of it. Music is a universal language.
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
EnAge : Yes, I am pretty much always working on new projects. At the moment I am focusing on one track which is probably going to be my next release. It’s a bit different than ‘Over You’ but you can definitely hear the typical answer in it. I am also writing, producing and singing for other artists which I enjoy a lot as well. I am planning to release two more songs this year.