To make my music, I use a lot of instruments and sounds that remind people of the 1980s (keyboards, drum machines, synthetic sounds), but I’m not really focused on that specific era when I think about my music. Synthetic instruments allow me to easily create fully arranged songs and atmospheres from my bedroom.
I’m inspired by a whole variety of styles from different times, from classic ‘70s songwriters, soft rock, folk music, movie soundtracks, funny Europop hits, forgotten ‘80s power ballads, all the way to contemporary pop, new age, tonnes of Brazilian music and chamber music. Anything that moves me at the moment. If I ever listen to 1980s music, it’s very rarely the top-charting artists from that time. There’s a lot of unknown, strange and obscure music coming from that era, enough to discover new songs for the next decades!