Blog Interviews

Okin Osan

What do you dislike about making music and what do you love about it?
When I write music, I usually come up with little parts like one riff, one melody, or a few lines of words. It’s really satisfying when several of these parts piece together very cohesively. I don’t dislike too much about making music… I guess it’s challenging when I don’t have the resources or enough people to create something that I want to. But I usually find a DIY way around these obstacles.

What goes on in your head when you’re on stage?
I always think about the same things when I’m playing: goddamn my bandmates are great, this is really fun, what’s next in this song, I hope the people in the room are having fun.

What do you get most obsessive about when you’re making music?
I don’t really get obsessive about my own music (my band even stopped rehearsing months ago once we became a tight unit). I’ll probably get a bit more obsessive about rehearsals and writing extra parts for us all once I’ve got more new songs in the works. But in general, I love chord progressions and riffs that are catchy and nostalgic.

Who’s a local talent more people should know about?

What’s a quote that made you do something?
When I was doing the HSC, I made a sign above my desk that said “Now or Never” haha. I don’t know how effective it was in motivating me to study but it’s advice I wish I would heed more in life.

What record do you think you’ve listened to the most times in your life?
My favourite song of all time which I’ve definitely listened to the most times in my life is “All I Have to do is Dream” by the Everly Brothers. But the album I’ve listened to the most would probably be one from the 2000s
like “Is This It?” by The Strokes, “Hot Fuss” by The Killers or “American Idiot” by Green Day.


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