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JOHN CARCER

RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW JOHN CARCER WHAT HAPPENED?

Hiya John thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.

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

I have a head full of ideas non stop spewing out and after multiple trial and errors in different avenues, music ended up being the one for me as I get to make my own audio and visual style to everything I can possibly think of.

Introduce us to you all and your musical history.

I started making music in 2020 when the lockdown first happened. Started off with instrumentals then into vocal music which my first project Xtc came from. Which is not good at all but nice to look back how far I’ve come in terms of what I’ve done.

I don’t have any music theory or knowledge about specifics, even now I’m still learning basic features on FL studio to mix my vocals better. I prefer finding my own way in making music, watching tutorials makes it too formalised and not unique that’s why I want my music to sound like me. Not saying I’m good but I try my best to be the only one that can sound like me even if it’s bad to the majority.

What was life like for you before music?

I was doing games design in college for a few years but I was working way ahead of everyone else giving me too much free time so I used that on audio design which overtime ended up leading me into music.

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

Don’t particularly have a specific song but hearing music from the likes of “Death Grips” and “Nascar Aloe” made me realise there is a huge audience for the weirdo loud music I used to make. But heading towards my next album I’m steering the sound to more a shoegaze weird slow vibe if you can call it that. Just another way to showcase my weird thoughts onto something.

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

I feel like I belong in that gore/horrorcore sort of artists as I still make that loud screamo music with the violent visuals but I’m not sure where I’m gonna be heading after I release this song, as the rest of the songs I’m releasing in the future are like this.

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

Say no. Had to learn that the hard way after agreeing to some things I never wanted to do or make. But that just takes confidence in yourself to do which anyone can accomplish within time it’s not an instant procedure.

Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.

I’m a Pepsi addict, my partner used to be one of the first “famous TikTokers” and I have spent £2000 on Fortnite. I think the lie is probably the easiest to find out of them haha.

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

Hoping one day someone uses my music for a TikTok and for it to blow up everything as that seems to be the current trend of nobody’s being a household name. Not something I truly want but would be nice to pay rent with my music!

Do you ever worry about people taking things the wrong way or cancel culture? Discuss….

I’m never worried about that as most of my time is off social media. If you don’t care about the culture it’s never gonna effect you in anyway. Giving attention to that group fuels it more digging yourself a bigger grave. Just accept your wrong doing if there was any and move on.

Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories? If not why not?

I do enjoy the Epstein didn’t kill himself theory just a lot of things adding up that led to his death that didn’t make sense and the autopsy pictures not matching his face. For all I know it could be information taken out of context to a massive amount like most theories but it’s one I like to watch some hours long YouTube essays on keeps me at bay from all the boredom.

Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about.

I might look like some crazy killer but I only put on this act for like a few days a year in reality. I just watch YouTube for hours on end like Jerma985, whilst writing or producing some new music. If not then I’ll be playing Fortnite with some of my buddies in the same horror/gore music scene as me.

What are the next steps you plan to take yourself to the next level?

Hoping to take a 180 with my music hoping it goes all well gets me a new audience I can add towards the one I have making the scene I’m in a lot bigger and the people around me too and I want my videos to be a level up being more real life feeling like you found this from some used VHS tape found in a charity shop with something it shouldn’t have on it.

Whats your thoughts on Elon Musks contribution to the world?

Don’t know much about the guy but I love the cybertruck and alcohol he has released. Seems like a chill guy might have to call him and get dinner with him some day talk about some rocket ships.

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

This is my first single or track 2 from my upcoming album “my European dream” which releases September 13th. The song is dedicated to a friend who passed away a while back. Took his own life for some quick internet fame.

A lot of people are like this nowadays. It’s what keeps me off social media to be honest. But there’s always a second chance for everyone that’s why in the song I keep saying “I’d rather die above the water” instead of sinking in your evil lonely thoughts of suicide you can die an old man rocking back in his chair after enjoying his life with stories to tell his grandkids. We all die someday but it’s better to spend as many years as you can living it instead of contemplating it.

What was the recording process like?

Quite easy to be fair. My producer sent the instrumental like two years ago and I already had the song written and it fits perfectly on it. I do my vocals all in one take even when the voice changes dramatically. I want it to be like that so when I perform live it’s seemless transition from what I do at home. But after like 50 versions of the song I found this to be the one.

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

My writing process comes from lucid dreams. I have a recurring dream that plays out like a story which lasts for months and I wake up and write everything down as fast as possible and transform them into songs

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

Probably would’ve recorded a few more takes for the video as the water is completely white for some reason but I guess that sort of fits for the song title haha but I don’t think I would do it as that contraption nearly crushed my shoulders it was a very DIY set for how it was all done with poor safety measures but I’m here to tell the story about it so it wasn’t that bad.

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

Got another single on the way next one is called “brutalfantasy” releasing in May with a video too so stay tuned for that!

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