Bad Singer, who is reportedly making new music nowadays, answered some of the questions that every follower needs to know (maybe). He is honest and bold in giving us the answers to some hard-hitting questions. Here’s Bad Singer in the spotlight.
Q: What are you up to these days?
I am taking an unofficial break from music after doing demos. So far, I have done very few, but the concept behind a possible new project has been decided with finality. I am not sharing other details as I do not want to preempt anything. There is no good material yet as we speak, nor is there a tentative date or month of release. My handlers have been very eager in pushing me to do more and eventually finish a complete record, but right now I take it slowly, but surely.
Besides that, I am living an average life. I do regular chores, go out with friends, and see the latest movies, but of course, with the hope that these things continue to inspire creativity.
Q: Do you consider your career a success?
In terms of being able to demonstrate artistty and creativity, maybe yes. There is a degree of freedom that I enjoy with regard those two things and it’s something I now fully appreciate and cherish.
In terms of commercial success, let the numbers be the judge. I wouldn’t say that commercial success did not in any way motivate me before, but it’s the audience impact. Sometimes, it doesn’t follow whenever you release an output of yours in which you poured your best. It’s the rule of the game, it’s the judgment of the listeners. For me, for as long as you enjoy creating and singing, don’t stop.
Q: What are your learnings from the events that happened after you released “Sad Love” last year?
I am answering your question on the assumption, or the popular assumption, that it flopped commercially. Being that as it may, Sad Love taught me that it’s very difficult to survive in the industry because the expectations of your audience are very hard to decode. And with this in mind, your liberty in expressing youself should indeed take precedence than anything else.
My experiment with pop is a good experience for me because it let me try things that I wouldn’t have done otherwise. It pushed me to my limits, vocally, and challenged my own comfort zone. I recorded the EP for two months and the result was good, by pop’s stansards. Many people loved it because they saw it based on the merits of the genre it is in, and not by any other else. I cannot claim that is an excellent pop compilation, but it’s not bad.
Q: How do you define your own brand of music?
I don’t want to be confined within the limits of one genre, or something. My music can be jazz, traditional pop, acoustic, whatever. Maybe that’s the brand itself.