Fuzzable caught up with ROJOR to see what he is up to since he released his latest track.
ROJOR has just recently released his track “Only Luv can Hurt” and if you’re a fan of many different EDM-type genres and tracks, then you’ll more than likely love this upbeat, fast, track.
Thankfully, we were able to catch up with ROJOR to see what he had to say about the track, dream collaborations and more.
If you’d like to see what ROJOR had to say, keep reading and don’t forget to stream the new song, below.
You just recently released “Only Luv Can Hurt”. What do you think influenced this song the most & how do you feel having finally released it?
“I think it has a melancholy vibe, which helps portray the lyrically story. I tend not to write as a result of a particular event, for me it’s usually an emotion or an ethereal idea which inspires me. I guess ‘Only Luv Can Hurt’ is a bitter sweet love song. ‘I love you and you love me’ can be pretty ordinary, but ‘I love you and you love someone else’ is dynamite as subject matter for any writer. I think looking at love from a darker perspective always makes for a fascinating song…It’s always strange to finally release something into the world after you’ve been working on it for a long time. But someone once said that life is just one long process of letting go – I guess that’s true of songs too.”
This track is very upbeat and has a very unique sound. Different from what I’ve really heard in today’s music. What do you think influenced the sound of the track?
“I’ve always been a keen fan of 80s music – bands like The Teardrop Explodes and New Order. So I guess that electronic sound always appeals to me. I love energetic pop songs. I also like to swim against the musical tide – I just wanted to try and put a fresh sound on the radio airwaves.”
In the past your music has been on BBC Radio 2’s playlist as well as BBC Radio Scotland. How does this feel for you & what was your reaction when you first found out?
“It’s kind of surreal to hear yourself on the radio but I’m just genuinely grateful that people like the material enough to play it on their radio shows. I usually get to find out when Twitter mentions me on one of the #nowplaying bots – I remember the first time BBC Radio 2 gave me national airplay – it was as if it wasn’t really me, like watching someone else’s life from a distance but then seeing your track on a show’s playlist next to huge stars is very humbling – I’m genuinely thrilled that people like the songs …. that’s the main thing…”
Where do you want to be in the next 5 years as far as music goes?
“I’ve always been interested in the craft of songwriting – that’s what inspired me to start this journey. I think a lot of people confuse songwriting with musicianship but the two are really different animals. My aim is always to improve as a writer. I’d love to keep challenging myself as a songwriter and hopefully in 5 years I’ll still be learning and releasing music, which dares to be a little different with stimulating sounds, intelligent lyrics and strong messages.”
Is music the only thing that you do well? Do you have any other talents that fans may not know you have?
“I wouldn’t go so far as to say I’m a talented cook – but as a vegetarian I’m always looking for appealing recipes so I guess I’ve had to teach myself to prepare and produce exciting plates of food. This year I’ve added quite a few vegan dishes to my repertoire, which has been a real eye opener. Obviously all washed down with red wine … Actually that’s my real talent – wine tasting.”
Finally, who would you say is your dream collaboration?
“There are so many fantastic people out there in the music world but if I had to choose one then I’d love to do an album with Brian Eno ….. I just love the way he produces music bringing out the best in artists and creating original and different musical landscapes.”
Thank you so much, ROJOR, for interviewing with Fuzzable at this time. We wish you the very best in all your future endeavors. If you want to follow along ROJOR’s music journey, you can follow him on Twitter @ROJORMUSIC.