PASSPORT: Jett Pace (Old Man Canyon)

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Songs from the 2013 Phantom and Friends EP appeared on all kind of tv series and films. Now Old Man Canyon is ready to release their debut and they just unveiled the first taste of it, Back to the Start.

Jett Pace is already sharing some details about Delirium with us.

What was the biggest fun during the making of the new album?

The whole process of making the new album was surprisingly smooth and relaxed, we really didn’t hold back at all in experimenting with sounds and ideas which made the experience very freeing in the sense that we weren’t confined to creating something specific but rather let ourselves get back to the playfulness of making music which is often lost along the way.

If we want to know you, which song do we have to listen to? And why?

I’m not sure there’s any one song that will make you suddenly know the intricacies that make up ‘Me’ but there’s a lot of great songs out there that have been inspirational to who I am and how I see music. Pretty much every person that has really pushed what it means to be an artist and that created something in their art that allowed people to see things in a new way.

The music industry has changed a lot (or so they say). What did it bring you? And what not?

I think the changes in the music industry reflect a larger shift that’s going in all industries across the board. There’s a desire for change and people are realizing that the ways things are currently, aren’t working. Artists now have tools that allow them to be in control of their own artistic expression. We no longer need to go through these massive soul-less record labels to get our art into the world because we have these social media platforms that have given us the resources that once only record labels possessed. I think it’s a really exciting time to be in this industry because there is a clear shift happening and I think it’s our job as artists to continue exploring new ways for the business side to function in a way that is cohesive and complimentary to the artists vision.

Who is the best musician in the world has heard of yet? And why will this change very soon?

I’m not sure I would ever consider any artist as the best musician in the world, just because the nature of the word ‘best’ and the way it quantizes the value of something. But I’ve been really digging this producer Nombe from Los Angeles. He’s still quite unknown by most people but I think it’s just a matter of time till everyone gets on board with it. Its rad stuff.

What’s up for the next couple of months?

Were getting everything in place for the release of our full length LP ‘Delirium’. We’ll heading out on tour in November across the U.S. and Canada with The Paper Kites and will be playing the new album for the first time in a live setting. We are super excited to finally get some new tunes out into the world and to get to play them for people.  After the tour I’m sure more touring will follow, I also hope to put time aside to collaborate with friends on other projects.

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