RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW LONDON ARTIST SEE HOW
What made you decide that music is a thing for you?
I’ve been making music since I was 4 or 5, so I don’t think I chose it – it chose me!
Introduce us to you and your musical history.
I’m See How, a UK music producer living in the leafy Hertfordshire / Bedfordshire border. I’ve been producing music as part of Paris Opera House for the past 11 years but decided to launch my solo project this year after some soul-searching and a few false starts.
What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?
Plug In Baby by Muse started my unhealthy obsession with the band (which ended shortly after Absolution…) and so I taught myself guitar, and piano and started singing. After playing in loads of bands, it was only in my twenties that I started getting more into electronic music, and it took me a really long time after that to realise that I’m naturally more of a producer than a performer/singer-songwriter. So yeah, Muse are to blame 🙂
Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?
On the lap of Mura Masa, squashed between Overmono and Fred again.
Tell us two truths and a lie about you.
I appeared on Hollyoaks, as myself. I spent 2 hours in a taxi with Banksy, without realising it was him. I performed in a band with Jay from the Inbetweeners.
If you could wish for one thing to aid your career what would it be?
What was the worst experience on stage?
Performing solo with a guitar, unable to hear anything, it started raining on me and the equipment, my hands were frozen and a string snapped halfway through. Car crash.
What makes you stand out as a band/artist?
I’m fairly eclectic in my taste, and that’s reflected in my sound. I’m not sure you could pin me down to one style, because I serve whatever the song needs, whether it’s hip-hop, garage or house.
I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it.
My new single is called Beautiful Dreamer. It’s a big, sweeping, cinematic future house track that reminds me of classics like Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve, or Cassius’ I <3 U SO. It’s the third track I’ve released as See How, and it showcases another aspect of my sound; something bigger and full of drama.
What was the recording process like?
This is an unusual one because the sounds you hear at the start are actually the end of a different, unreleased track. But this track took on a life of its own and became its own thing. Like most of my productions, it’s a patchwork of samples, mixing and matching sounds and twisting them to fit together. Towards the end of the process, I realised the track somehow made me think of an underwater world, so I leaned into that and added effects to make the track bubble and submerge itself – something that’s reflected in the artwork.
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
I’d be interested to do a more stripped-back mix, something in the style of Overmono, ATRIP or Bicep.
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?