17 October 2018 (released)
17 October 2018
At the youthful age of 19, Paul Wetz from the Black Forest in Germany started his musical journey touring Europe with Texan born Berlin based singer Sean Bradford in the summers of 2016 and 2017. In addition to being his support DJ and live act, he produced a number of his tracks including 44th and 8th which has had over 2 million streams on Spotify.
Following his 2017 summer tour with Sean Bradford, Paul settled down in Sweden and spent the next months in the studio during the long dark Swedish winter where he re-discovered and developed his love for singing and song-writing. It was this setting coupled with some changes to his personal life that inspired him to begin creating his debut E.P. ‘Surrender'.
What song reminds you most of your childhood?
Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way
Which song inspired you to become a musician/singer?
Probably all albums of the Red Hot Chili Peppers that were out when I was 7 years old.
Which song/tune do you wish you had written?
I don’t really wish for that but I am crazy about 'Cola' written by Elderbrook.
What was the first song/tune you wrote?
It was when I was about 7 years old and I wrote a German rap song about 'being Cool'.
What unreleased song/tune are you most excited for people to hear?
It is probably the collaboration I am working on together with a UK DJ Duo (not allowed to reveal it yet).
Which artist/band has been the most inspirational to you?
Anthony Kiedis, the frontman of the Red Hot Chili Peppers inspired me a lot with his honest songwriting.
Which song/album currently dominates your attention?
The album 'Little By Little‘ by Lane 8 is an incredibly well produced dance album that I dance to while I am cooking dinner.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
I would love to get into the studio with the Dj Duo Camelphat and make a groovy Dance track.
If you could jam with one artist alive or dead, who would it be?
Kurt Cobain or Anthony Kiedis, I just can’t decide.
Someone is making a film of your life, who will play you?
Some kid that nobody has ever heard of, from some sub-urban acting group that is extremely excited about acting.
Lastly, tell us one thing you have never revealed in an interview…
Before I make music I always need to have a clean the kitchen.