INDIE-FOLK AMERICANA SINGER SONGWRITER ‘ROB MOIR’ FROM TORONTO HAS DROPPED HIS NEW SINGLE, TALKS THE MUSIC VIDEO AND TEASES ABOUT HIS UPCOMING RECORD! GIVE IT A READ NOW!

 

What is your names?
Rob Moir

 

 

 

What is your genre of music?
Indie-Folk, Americana

 

 

 

Give us a little bio about you.
I played in punk rock bands through high school and and my early 20’s, however moved on to quieter music and have been doing my solo project since 2011.

 

 

 

What made you go in to music?
Learning to play guitar and writing my first songs immediately after, constantly challenging myself to write better and more interesting songs.

 

 

 

Are you a signed?
Yes and no. For Europe I work with Make My Day Records and their distribution partners. For Canada and the rest of the world I release my own music.

 

 

 

You released your new single ‘ Sometimes You Gotta Go’,tell us more about it.
It comes from the last 6 years of touring and meeting people who were constantly impressed about what I was doing with self-directed touring and streams of their stories about wanting to drop everything and hit the road for any number of reasons.

 

 

 

What was the writing process like?
I wrote this song on some rare downtime in Melbourne, Australia between tours. It came super easy, the lyrics as well. The only thing the original didn’t have was the bridge, so that was re-worked and added in later.

 

 

 

What was the recording process like?
Recording was done in two studios in Toronto, one for drums and the other for everything else. Process was smooth and easy.

 

 

 

What is the message you want listeners to take from the single?
To not feel stuck in their decisions that it’s okay to start over and to listen to their own desires more than what their friends might think of them.

 

 

 

Describe the track in two words.
‘drop everything’

 

 

 

Who did you work on with the Single?
I recorded the song in Toronto with producers Dajaun Martineau and Dan Hand, plus my Toronto band ‘The Great Lates;’ helped with some backing.

 

 

 

You also released a music video for the single,what was the filming like?
Filming took place on a super hot day in August on a property in rural Ontario. During takes I had to fan myself down and probably sweat my body weight during the whole day

 

 

 

You also have a record in the works, what can we expect from it?
This upcoming record was focused more on what I do live which is mainly voice and guitar. It took a few years to get confident in my songwriting and singing to stand mostly on it’s own

 

 

 

Do you have gigs coming up or a tour in planning?
I have a massive 6 week tour of Germany, Switzerland and Austria coming in November/December

 

 

What else can we expect from you this year?
Next tour in December will be in Quebec and in Feb I’ll be back in Belgium, France, Netherlands and French Switzerland.

 

 

 

Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
Nothing planned.

 

 

 

Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Frank Turner, call me

 

 

 

Do you play any instruments?
Guitar

 

 

 

Who are your influences?
Frightened Rabbit, Neko Case

 

 

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Unexplainable

 

 

 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Being 5 years older 😉

 

 

 

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Create a Augmented Reality company

 

 

 

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Basket Case – Green Day

 

 

 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
“Play the music you want to play and get paid for it” – Billy Bragg

 

 

 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
“Play the music you want to play and get paid for it” – Billy Bragg

 

 

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“Play the music you want to play and get paid for it” – Billy Bragg

 

 

 

Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Toronto Islands

 

 

 

Your coming off tour;

1/ Where do you go first?
hotel and sleep

2/ Who do you see first?
whomever is working at the mobile phone shop to get a SIM card

3/What do you eat first?
The healthiest thing I can find

 

 

 

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
guitar, guitar tuner, capo, extra guitar strings, merch

 

 

 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Website

 

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