Moving In Slow - 10 Questions Music Interview
Moving in Slow was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He started playing music at a young age, 11 years old. Moving In Slow was always fascinated and inspired by the way a song could bring about so many different emotions in people. Currently, Moving in Slow makes music that reflects his feelings, perceptions, and experiences. His latest release is the EP Easy/Clean Your Room.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
After learning how to play a few songs on guitar I realized how cool it might be to make a song of my own that people could enjoy so I wrote some songs when I was 12 and continued ever since, trying to get better with every new song.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
Nothing too crazy has happened yet. I would say that seeing people mosh during my live shows has always been pretty crazy. I used to be so reluctant to go into a mosh pit, but I see people jump into a pit for music that I made so it's ironic but inspiring I guess? It inspired me to finally jump into a pit haha.
What has been the high point of your music path?
Seeing my lyrics actually resonate with people was very unexpected and has always stuck with me. People have come to me after shows and they tell me that they had a therapeutic cry during my set. It's nice to see people relate to the things that I go through personally because it reminds me that feelings of loneliness are temporary.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
Usually it's just me and my guitar. I'll come up with a progression or a melody and work out lyrics and structure, but lately I've been trying to write songs based around different instruments so I've been getting into synths and other sounds that aren't too "traditional".
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
Making music and releasing it has become so accessible that anyone could do it if they wanted to. That leads to more and more people reaching towards the same goal, and it's not possible for all of them to achieve it at the same level. But something cool about that is, people understand that, so it leads to people trying out new things and being more creative so they could stick out among the rest.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
I either do my shows all by myself, and if I can with a band to back me up, so if it were a solo show, I'd love to play with Rusty Clanton because, while our music doesn't sound to similar, I think we both have sounds that fit in intimate settings. If it were a band show, I think a show with Orion Sun would be dope. She has incredible music that has a lot of cool vibes and I think (well, hope) that our vibes would mesh well together.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
I usually run through my set list and play through it while recording and listen to the recording afterwards. I nitpick the imperfections and keep going until I get it right.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
Clean Your Room! It's honestly a pretty simple song once you dissect it, but most of the sounds in it are sounds I've never used while writing, so I had to learn how they would work in the song and it took months! Eventually I was able to make something that I enjoyed, but I'd lying if I said it happened fast.
What's coming up in the future?
More music! I'm still experimenting with sounds and delving into other genres of music for inspiration so new sounds and better production are coming in the future.
Tell us where fans can access your music?