“Smart lyrics, catchy melodies, and a sparkling guitar, for a good song you do not need much more. On his new record ‘… ‘ Colman Gota takes it one step further. He does not add any new elements, but his lyrics are just a bit more challenging than just exciting, his melodies are more pleasant than just easy on the ear and his guitar sounds crispier than crackling candy tastes.
What about that?
For every song on the record, how many ended up in the bin? Do you write a lot to make a selection of eleven?
A lot of them ended up in the bin. I wrote around 50-60 songs this time around, and I kept at it till the very last moment. I was lucky to hit a winning streak, with “Catholic school”, “Practice room” and “Do you really want to know”, at the very end of the process. These songs raised the bar!
With every song you write, are you still learning to become an even better songwriter?
Absolutely, I´ve written a lot of songs, and with the best ones, I always have the feeling that I´m getting nearer but I still quite never get there. The more you practice, the better you get at it that´s for sure, I´m still growing as a songwriter, so expect great albums in the future!
As an artist, you chose to show your emotions to the world. Is it always comfortable to do so?
I try to avoid cliches and the well-trodden path. I´m a very private person, and I´m not fond of extremes, but I´m also honest with what I write, and you definitely have to follow your instincts wherever they may you. I´m not very good with breakup songs, I must say, but It would be very cool to write a love-ridden luminous album, but I doubt it will happen.
Any ideas about how to turn this one into a million seller?
Hahaha, that´s what I ask the few industry people that I know. I haven´t got a clue and I´m pretty hopeless at selling myself, that I know. I ´m also pretty naive, in the sense that I think that the word is going to be spread, regardless of any other facts, just because I have some great songs. Well, I´m afraid it doesn´t work that way. ”