In an interview with An Ordinary Day, we discovered many interesting things. The music producer provides more clarity about his music project and he talks about his latest EDM hot single, entitled “Rather Lovely”. You can find out more about his future as well. Read all below!
1 – How’d you come up with your artistic name ‘An Ordinary Day’?
By definition “ordinary” is that which is standard, or typical. In practice, though, we create and define our own ordinary, which is one aspect that makes us all unique as individuals. What’s standard for me and another artist could be completely different. An Ordinary Day is something that just stuck with me, as I try to approach my music and creativity based on the continually evolving standards that I set out for myself, day in and day out. I think it’s obvious in the records I’ve released as no one track sounds exactly like the other.
2 – What percentage of your life is spent on your music career?
Career wise, If I had to quantify it, I would say somewhere around 30-40%. I hope to increase that number, but at the moment it is a side business that I am still building and growing. I work a full-time job during the day to support the habit, and I have a few other endeavors that require some of my time.
3 – If you were to encounter a person who had never heard your music before, how would you describe it?
At a high level, I would classify my music as electronic, with a touch of soul. Some of the cliches are there, but finding and communicating my own sound is very important to me.
4 – Why did you decide to work with Ned Singh on your latest track “Rather Lovely”?
Actually, Ned and I have collaborated in the past on three other records, one yet to be released. I feel that Ned is able to easily pick up on my vision of the music production and portray that through his lyrics and vocals. I feel we are both in a similar phase in the process of finding and developing our individual styles.
5 – Did you write the lyrics too? What is this song about?
I did not write the lyrics, they were written by Ned. My interpretation of the track is essentially the trials, tribulations, and progression of a relationship.
6 – What is the best show you’ve performed or attended in the last years?
I do not currently perform. My goal is to get more material finished and produced to be able to make a live set out of it. I’ve always enjoyed the back end work of being in the studio and hashing it out there, but I do have some interest in performing live eventually. The best show I’ve attended in the past few years I would say are Zhu and Don Diablo.
7 – Can you mention what DJs have influenced you as an artist?
There are a lot of artists who have influenced me in different ways, not just DJs or electronic musicians. I am influenced by a lot of 90’s R&B, and even grunge rock to film composers. DJs/musicians you could find me frequently listening to are the likes of Deadmau5, Zhu, Porter Robinson, Disclosure, Don Diablo, Borgeous, The Weeknd, Empire Of The Sun, and more. I think it’s critical to keep an open mind in music, and I pick up on subtleties in a multitude of genres, from independent to major acts. There are so many great artists out there, it’s getting hard to keep up.
8 – Is there anything you would like to improve or update in your music studio?
My computer and a production desk. I am looking to build out a custom PC to be able to take on larger project files. Other than that I am in a decent place with analog hardware. I am always on the prowl for new plugins and soft synths.
9 – What are your favorite social media networks where fans can connect with you?
10 – Are you planning to release an album or a music video for this year?
I’ve pondered both, but I have no plans to release either this year. I have thought about taking the singles I’ve released thus far and packaged them into an EP. As for both an album and music video, I do hope to one day. I would want both to be conceptual and unique, which would require a little more time and planning. For now, I plan on mostly releasing singles.