We chatted with blisterboi, a German experimental artist to discuss how they’ve been doing through the COVID-19 pandemic, inspirations, upcoming releases, and more. Check out this exclusive interview with the Sick of This artist.
Hey blisterboi! Introduce yourself. Where are you from?
Hey, my name is blisterboi and I’m from Germany. Thank you for having me!
What’s been your biggest challenge as a musician?
I think the biggest challenge for me was actually getting started. I’ve been wanting to do music for probably about 2 years now but it’s always been so difficult and frustrating for me, once I actually got started and committed to it I realized how easy making music can actually be.
When did you start making music?
I started making music probably around the end of 2020, anything I did before that doesn’t really count.
How would you categorize or describe your music?
I think my music is a mix of everything I’ve ever listened to, it’s hard for me to describe. If I had to choose a category it would probably be something like emo-rap mixed with indie and hip-hop, with influences from cloud rap, R&B, and punk and rock music.
Who inspired you to start making music?
I mean I was always interested in music, but I think just seeing random rappers blow up with barely any effort made me think “hey, I can do that too”, but oh boy was I wrong. There’s a lot more going on behind the scenes than what you can see or what you might think.
Who are you listening to now?
I usually go through different phases of binge-listening to different artists or genres, it changes like every month or so. At the moment I’m listening to a lot of surrenderdorothy/BONES, Cavetown, Yung Lean, The Weeknd, and a bunch of different indie and underground music and from various artists.
What makes you different from other artists?
I think just combining different genres, I’ve made music from every genre so far. It’s hard for me to stick to anything in particular but I’m trying to make music from different genres and combining things while still keeping my own sound. I’m still playing around with my musical style a lot and I think it’s gonna take a long time until I find something that I’ll be able to stick with but making music has been great so far.
How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your creativity and output?
I don’t think it has affected me as much as it affected other people. If anything I think it improved my musical productivity. It made my depression a lot worse though, it’s really hard to meet people at the moment, and getting to know someone during the pandemic is virtually impossible. On the other hand, since I don’t have to go to school at the moment, I can focus on music a lot more than before, and it’s not as overwhelming as it usually was for me.
What was the recording process like for “Sick of This”?
It was flawless. A pattern that I’ve noticed with my favorite songs of mine is that they are usually the ones that take the least amount of time and the least effort. When I heard the piano for the first time, it instantly put me into a vibe and from there it just clicked. Writing the text was like reading a book, I didn’t even have to think about what to write next, the words and rhymes and patterns just came to my head instantly, because that’s how I feel.
Any upcoming releases from you to look out for?
I have another EP coming at the end of May, it features 4 amazing songs that sound completely different from anything I’ve released before, I’m very excited to show you once it’s released and I hope you like it as much as I do.
What are your plans for 2021?
Since it’s hard to meet people in the real world at the moment, I want to make a lot of songs with other artists. I’ve met great people so far, and making music has been an awesome journey for me.
Any messages for the world or shout-outs?
No, not really. Shout-out to my mom though, she’s supportive of what I do, She’s going to see this. She’s great.