Exclusive Interview with SEE TAI
How would you classify your music?
I’d say my current releases would be in vein of indie/bedroom/dream pop.
Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?
feel like the list is continuously evolving, but here are several of my
consistent influences that come to mind.
New Order, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Johnny Jewel, Beach House, Brian Eno
What do you want fans to take from your music?
in each song that I release, people can relate to at least some part of it, and
if not, hopefully they at least get the melody stuck in their head.
How’s the music scene in your locale?
I’d say the music scene is pretty cool here in Louisville. A lot of great artists have come out of here in the past such as Slint, Rodan, Will Oldham, VHS or Beta, and My Morning Jacket. These days, there have been a lot of newer local acts that I’m really into such as White Reaper, Tomberlin, Buddy Crime, Andrew Rinehart, and Bobby Pastel to name a few.
What is the best concert you have been to? What do you like most about playing live?
That’s a tough one. Sigur Ros have always blown my mind live. The second time I saw them play here at The Louisville Palace might’ve been the best for me though. Also, seeing Daft Punk during their Alive tour was also pretty huge for me.
My favorite part about playing live has got to be the energy the crowd brings to the show and the instant gratification you feel and hear after playing a song well. It is honestly one the best feelings ever. I also think it’s sometimes fun to do things a little differently live than the way they’ve been recorded.
Is there a song on your latest release here that stands out as your personal favorite, and why?
Well seeing that this is a single, I’d have to say this one.
How have you evolved as an artist over the last year?
I am constantly on the hunt for things I haven’t heard before, whether it be old or new, so I think that in itself is always changing the way I hear things and inspires me to try new things I wouldn’t have necessarily thought to try before. I am also continuously working on becoming a better producer as I have been recording everything myself for my past few releases.
If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, have a drink with any band or artist (dead or alive) who would it be?
Off the top of my head, I’d have to say Brian Eno. I’ve watched and listened to many of his interviews and he has never failed to inspire me in one way or another. He’s helped me get out of creative ruts on numerous occasions, and I could honestly probably even listen to him talk about different kinds of fruit for an hour without getting bored.
What’s next for you?
I have quite a few new songs I have been messing with, so there will definitely be more music on the way whether in the form of another single, EP, or LP.
End of Interview