Interview: "Gold" by WINDEL
Q: ‘Gold’ is such a catchy song! Can you share what inspired it?
WINDEL: I wanted to create something I hadn’t done before. So I started exploring new sounds and came up with this church-like sound that got me really inspired. It felt emotional and melancholy and I wanted to continue in that direction and build a powerful “drop” . As I’m coming from the edm/progressive house style of music, I took the song in that direction, which you can hear in the last drop when the progressive electric guitar kicks in.
Q: When did you know you wanted to be an artist?
WINDEL: My dad has had a really big impact on me ever since I was born. His love of music and talent of playing multiple instruments opened my eyes to music.
We have always been playing music as loud as possible in the car and been analyzing every song in detail, comparing song by song what makes every track special.
Also, ever since I was at my first festival and stood in the crowd in front of Axwell / Ingrosso playing, I knew that I wanted do something slightly the same, but in my own style. To create heavy baselines, kickdrums and euphoric melodies.
Q: How would you describe your unique sound?
WINDEL: It’s a mix of many different genres, from rock to house but with electronic dance music as the foundation of everything. Every song I make I want to deliver music that everyone should feel like they wanna stand up and dance to. I’m always trying to do something different and mix new genres together to build something new and unique.
Q: Who would you love to collaborate on a song with?
WINDEL: It would be a dream come true to collaborate with such amazing songwriters like Salem Al Fakir & Vincent Pontare (Vargas & Lagola) who built their careers on making other artists famous. Their perfect matching voices together with their awesome songwriting would be such an experience to see how they work in the studio.
Q: What do you like to do when you’re not doing music?
WINDEL: Outside of music, I am a very active person who loves sports. If i’m not in the studio, you probably should go to the nearest cross-country ski track if you’d like to find me.
Q: Do you have any exciting projects coming up you can share?
WINDEL: Of course, I’ve got some new exciting projects on the way. I can’t tell you everything, but one thing I can tell you is that I’ve just finished a song with my dad, who plays guitar and is the singer of the song. It’s a sequel to my previous release ‘My Part Is Done’ that I’m really excited about.
Written By Sarah Curry