Introduce yourself to the members and your musical history.
What made you decide that music is a thing for you?
My name is Roi Zohar a.k.a Brainheart, and I am an independent music producer, songwriter, and DJ.
My mom used to listen to classical and orchestral music. This music touched my soul immediately.
I got addicted to the instruments and melodies.
Over the years, music saved my life so many times.
I struggled a lot in school.
Loneliness and emptiness are heavier than people can ever imagine. People couldn’t understand me or help me and music was there for me in my darkest times.
I grew up and I fell in love with more genres, especially EDM.
There is something special about electronic music.
I taught myself how to play piano at the age of 15 and a year later, I decided to produce music.
Name me your 3 favorite Albums.
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
ILLENIUM – Ascend
The Script – Science & Faith
What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?
Porter Robinson – Language.
The production is flawless and this song has a huge place in my heart.
The music industry is the hardest industry in the world to progress in, How do you feel you are doing?
That’s true and the music industry can affect mental health…
When I say “I need a break” it has never been and never will be from making music, it’s from all the things outside the creative process.
Social media is a huge part of being a successful musician and it can really mess with the mind and soul.
All the numbers, likes, comments, and stuff… it’s not easy. Making art is a lonely path sometime and the music industry is a very dark place. Most people don’t understand how hard is to be an independent musician. A lot of musicians suffer from mental health. Luckily making music isn’t draining me or distracting me from working on my mental health, it’s guiding me. This year I learned I can still find peace, happiness, motivation, and my true self even during the hardest, darkest times.
If I push myself to every limit, it will be hard, but I know I can get through it.
A new version of myself is just right beneath the surface, and I’m excited to share that growth with my listeners.
As you develop as an artist and develop using socials what ways do you get new ears on your music? Any tips?
It’s really tough.
I believe that every artist wants to concentrate on making music.
It takes a lot of time to build a fanbase and I believe that every artist should be very active on social media.
Honestly, I hate being bothered with it, but it’s the best tool to make more fans and spread my music.
It’s all about consistency, diversity, and creativity when it comes to making content.
Did you buy anything you don’t need during the pandemic?
Actually not because I bought only studio gear.
Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about.
During the years I struggled a lot with loneliness, anger, and emptiness. Music was there for me in the darkest times. I believe that music is my savior, the guardian angel who makes me happy and brings me peace of mind every day. We live in a mad world and music is the most honest and pure thing we can find.
What makes you stand out as a band/artist?
The fact that I can’t define my music by genre because I always love to experiment with different sounds and styles of music. I produce mainly EDM, but I love pop, soft-rock, and acoustic songs. What I can tell is that my goal is to create a versatile and interesting catalog. I don’t want to create repetitive music with the same sounds and structure. In the past, I always created EDM, but now I am more open-minded to try different things, techniques, and genres. I want to surprise myself and my listeners by taking them on an interesting musical journey. I do my best to create emotional music and interesting melodies with strong and meaningful lyrics. In my opinion, we all experience pain, depression, anxiety, trauma, and so many different kinds of pain that might not be visible to anyone else. I believe that my songs speak to people, heal them, and can make them feel better and motivated.
I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it.
Hell yeah, I am going to release a new song + acoustic version next month with an amazing singer.
This song is a blend of multiple genres and I can’t wait to share this project with the world.
Talk me through the thought process of the new tune/s.
I have a routine while making music.
99% of the time I start with the melody.
I improvise on the piano until I found a good melody and chord progression.
Then I start producing and adding synths, guitars, violins, cellos, rhythms, and stuff.
I always collaborate with other singers because unfortunately, I can’t sing, my voice is terrible…
So, I find amazing singers on social media or music platforms.
What was the recording process like?
I created it with my best friend Dorel, he is the best singer I know.
First, we decided to create just one song together.
The process was so fun, and we were so happy with the result, so we decided to create a full EP together.
This EP means a lot to us; we created these songs from the depth of our souls.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?
So much love, fear, excitement, frustration, confusion, and happiness shaped my debut EP.
The whole process sort of mentally guided me in a healthier direction when I needed it.
I’ve learned a lot about myself and my growth while making these songs.
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
I am a perfectionist, there are always things to change and improve but you just need to learn how to let go and move on to new projects.
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
You will hear about me…
Give me a few years, I’ve got some big plans.