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JOANNA ADAMIAK

RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW JOANNA ADAMIAK WHAT HAPPENED?

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

Music has been the only constant in my life. I have done various things, finished some university courses, but this has truly been the single thing that has always made me feel alive. I had periods when I would step back for a while but I always went back to it, it is basically a part of me.

Introduce us to you all and your musical history.

The earliest memories with music I have are singing in the forest to a pinecone, which was obviously my microphone, when I was maybe 4 or 5 😉 I wrote my first song in my twenties and have released one album so far – the second one is coming real soon! I actually wrote my first song by chance – I only wanted to learn how to accompany myself on the piano, and after learning a few basic chords the teacher told me to now write a song with them. So I did, and that’s how it all began. 

What was life like for you before music?

Before I started making music, I would still be singing on every occasion, writing poems and so on. I have a big passion for arts, especially film, so there was a period when I was writing a lot of film reviews, going to film festivals and spending loads of time watching new productions. I have also worked in art galleries, and still today seeing new exhibitions is something that makes me feel at peace whenever I need a break from music.

What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?

My very first music memory is with ‘Enjoy the Silence’ by Depeche Mode and believe it or not, it still is my favourite song of all times. I wouldn’t say there was any particular song that made me want to make music though, I think it’s more about what I felt I had to say with my songs, or rather – what I couldn’t communicate the other way.

Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?

I am definitely trying to figure out my place there! As an independent artist, my biggest goal though is to have some people enjoying what I make and rooting for me 🙂 

What’s the biggest thing you have learned from someone else in the industry? 

I think the most important thing I have ever been told is to be true to myself no matter what, do my own thing, and be completely honest. It can be so much easier to just make things which are commonly accepted or liked by bigger audiences, but it can be really suffocating if this is not who you truly are.

JOANNA ADAMIAK

Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.

My favourite food of all time is french fries. I really like apples. I am not the biggest fan of pizza.

If you could wish for one thing to aid your career what would it be?

I could definitely use some help with social media – it is probably the only area where I feel like an elderly lady trying to keep up with modern trends 😉 Also, I would like to perform as much as possible and get to know even more inspiring people in the future!

What was the worst experience on stage?

I love being on stage so there is not much that could happen to actually make me feel bad about a performance. I have had some gigs where I played something wrong on the keyboard or sang a false note, but in the end it all came out just fine and I still had a blast, and for me that’s all that matters!

I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it.

My newest single is called ‘Scenario’ and it is a song which – in my opinion – doesn’t really have a music single vibe at all 😉 I wrote it a few years ago, when I was still trying to get over my ex, and obviously I was missing him but at the same time I saw all the red flags and realised I should avoid similar people in the future. So in this sense, the song is kind of a reminder for myself about it, and makes me remember all the things that made me want to get out of this relationship in the first place.

What was the recording process like?

Most of my songs first appear as ideas in voice recorder app – whenever I have the emotions I can’t process otherwise, I will just improvise to voice recorder and some of these ideas turn out to be actual songs. I then recorded the main chords with my keyboard and made all the magic happen with Logic Pro.

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

The thing I am still learning and probably this will take some time, is music production. There are just so many things to uncover and so many hacks to learn in the process, and I feel like proper production of a song can change the whole listening experience. 

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

I don’t like going back to old songs once they are finished – I treat the whole artistry as work in progress and I know that with time and experience everyone gets better, so I am good with my old songs being different to how I would actually finish them now. Having said that, I wouldn’t mind recording the vocals again to some of my very first songs.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

Music is my passion and at the end of the day that’s all that matters. I wish everyone was able to find their thing and was not afraid to pursue it, even if it was hard at the beginning. I honestly believe being true to yourself is the most important thing in life.

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