Michael Green Interviews.... Rue Royale
Originally posted on May 25th 2020 here is a Q & A with Rue Royale they talked about their experiences in music.
Picture by Andreas Hornoff Fotografie — with Mathias Cruz.
Where did it all start for you getting into music?
Ruth and I both had religious upbringings and in those communities there was lots of music. My parents were both music ministers and played and sang all the time. Who are your influences? We don’t actively reference bands or artists as direct influences as we move forward creating. Looking back we can see how we’ve been influenced by bands such as Elbow, Sufjan Stevens, Everly Brothers, Fleetwood Mac but, in truth, I think the majority of our sound comes from what we’re able to do. We don’t have mega musical chops. We just stumble through until stuff starts to feel right. With your music where do you tend to get your inspiration from e.g how do you start your songs & what's your process? It’s usually me sitting down with a guitar just mumbling noises as I pick through different shapes. Hard to say exactly where it comes from; it’s like sculpture chipping away at a boulder following the natural patterns of the stone. Not to sound to airy-fairy about it, it’s just that our songs never ever start with a plan or an idea or a feel. It always comes together as it comes together - very natural but we work hard at it.
Rue Royale - Facing Forward - Lyric Video
How important is it do you feel it is to listen to current music as well as music from the past?
I don’t know. Never thought about it that way. We are not very directional or disciplined in our approach to music. We very much follow our feels when listening and creating.
Do you feel it is important to watch other acts perform and to watch other live music?
Yes. Gotta learn somehow and since I’ve never been any good at school or traditional studying - watching, hearing, recreating with one’s own voice is a great and necessary way to learn.
Rue Royale - Pull Me Like A String (live bei TV Noir)
Finally what tips do you have for anyone starting out when it comes to making music & performing live?
Start and don’t stop.
No one will believe in you as much as you.
Don’t bend towards hype, rather hard work and intellectual / creative honesty.
Picture by Andreas Hornoff Fotografie
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