Prime of the bed room pop bops.
Bangladeshi newcomer Dameer is completely nailing the artwork of completely charming, clean bedroom-pop bops in the intervening time. FFO boy pablo et al, the 19-year-old’s newest drops ‘Solar’ and ‘Imagine’ are early teasers from an EP due very quickly certainly. Test them out under, and get to know the buzzy up-and-comer by way of our helpful Q&A.
Hello Dameer, how’s it going? What are you as much as in the present day?
Hello! I’m knee-deep in midterm exams proper now, so I’ve been higher! Circumstances have began going up once more in Kuala Lumpur, we’re going into lockdown once more, so it’s simply unhealthy vibes proper now. However I do know we’ll get by it. I’ve acquired my laptop computer, my books, and my sometimes purposeful midi keyboard and that’s all I want!
What first drew you to music, did you develop up in a musical family?
I grew up in an excellent musical family. My dad is the drummer of a pioneering rock/pop band known as “Renaissance” (dad plug whaAaaat), so I acquired to be round that my entire life! There was by no means a day music wasn’t on in the home. He would ceaselessly gig, and I’d at all times be there, carrying his drumsticks round, watching on in awe. I picked up the guitar first, I went to a small music faculty for some time, however I largely discovered music independently. That’s after I actually began falling in love with music. I had the liberty to discover it on my own and on a regular basis on the earth. I taught myself piano, too. My dad then opened up a music faculty himself, the place I discovered the drums. Quickly I’d meet THAT cousin that exhibits you a DAW for the primary time, and I turned obsessed. I had the musical background, I completely geeked out over FL, and I used to be making demos very quickly!
Are you able to keep in mind the primary tune you wrote?
The primary actual singer-songwriter tune I wrote and launched was Simpler, which you’ll be able to take a look at the music video for on Youtube, all shot in my hometown! However I wrote tons and tons of from the second I learnt the best way to play the guitar. I simply can’t keep in mind any of them for the lifetime of me. I keep in mind my first produced and recorded tune although, vividly. It’s cringe-inducing. It was really a rap. The lyrics have been tremendous, type of worryingly emo. The combo was actually painful to hearken to. The beat simply used miscellaneous (and really outdated) inventory FL samples. Assume My Chemical Romance meets old-school Ne-Yo however unhealthy.
Does writing songs come naturally to you, or has it been a steep studying curve?
It positively got here naturally to me. Not within the sense that I used to be instantly good at it, however that I used to be instantly in love with it. I used to be writing instrumentals as quickly as I learnt the fundamental chords, I simply felt inclined to. The lyric writing comparatively took some time to get comfy with. I first wrote lyrics within the type of raps, I used to be and nonetheless am a large Kendrick fan. I believe I carry a few of these hip-hop teachings into my singer-songwriter stuff too: like sustaining inner rhyme schemes or having a definite, recognizable cadence, utilizing double entendres and so on. I nonetheless use these strategies. For instance, in my single “Solar” I handled each bar like a hook with distinct rhyme schemes and cadences. “Solar” is a double entendre for “son”. Like most musicians, my writing usually is dependent upon what I’m listening to on the time. I used to be listening to a ton of Motown and a ton of synthpop after I wrote my different single “Imagine”. You’ll hear a number of Stevie Surprise however a number of Carly Rae Jepsen too in there. One other artist I actually acquired into is Natalia Lafourcade, who evokes me to jot down a number of my extra Latin-American model stuff. After all, Bangladeshi music evokes me too. Our conventional music depends closely on melody and lyrics, the Bengali music cannon is full of slow-burners and heart-wrenchers. I write fairly reactively, which can be why it feels pure.
How would you describe your vibe?
Summer time! The sunshine, the grass, the lover, however in case you look nearer into my lyrics, you’ll usually discover darker, extra, maybe tragic themes. I write rather a lot about betrayal, loneliness, about being a bit neurotic, maybe loving somebody fairly a bit neurotic, however I wrap it in a layer of honey so I, we, can course of these tragic bits extra simply.
What’s been the spotlight of your time as a musician up to now?
Palms down, greatest time of my life is after I travelled to Berlin to satisfy my label and document some songs at Crimson Bull Music Studios. Finest week ever. Actually, a dream come true. I took my entire household with me too as a result of my mother and father informed me I wasn’t allowed to go alone. Strolling into RBMS was like strolling into Hogwarts. I used to be listening to a ton of Tom Misch too, I stored listening to “Dropping My Manner” on the airplane. God is aware of what number of occasions I watched that video. The truth that I used to be in a position to document there nonetheless journeys me out. I met Noah Slee there too, he was recording subsequent door! I didn’t even actually have some other musician pals at residence, so it was so fulfilling to be surrounded by skilled creatives. I met folks from components of the music business I didn’t even know existed. We additionally went to Hamburg and London. It was so rattling multicultural. Right here was German label (with staff of varied nationalities), flying an 18 yr outdated Bangladeshi all the way in which to Berlin to make some music. Later we’d be working with among the greatest music video administrators in Malaysia (as I moved to Kuala Lumpur three years in the past).
Is being a musician dwelling as much as the hype?
It’s all I’ve ever wished to take action for me it’s. I used to be a very scared, nihilistic child. I noticed each my mother and father work lengthy, time-melting hours at varied workplace jobs. They labored onerous to provide my sister and I an important life, however I used to be very younger after I felt prefer it was on the expense of their very own lives. I used to be additionally a fairly horrible pupil, so I concluded that I used to be both not able to succeeding, or even when I did, I’d be an overworked company. Music was my a method out of all of it. I fell in love with it not simply because I totally loved it and had a knack for it, however as a result of I felt prefer it was the one method I may reach life by myself phrases. It makes each expertise I’ve within the business that rather more significant. I attempt to savour each second. Not simply the clearly enjoyable bits, however each report, each assembly, each e-mail, each schedule, each spherical of suggestions. It’s all hype to me.
Who do you suppose is probably the most thrilling band or musician round proper now?
I believe Child Keem may turn out to be a generational icon, but additionally you by no means know what King Gizz would possibly do subsequent.
What do you do for enjoyable?
I take pleasure in a number of artwork outdoors of music, significantly visible arts. I painted rather a lot in highschool. I haven’t executed so not too long ago, however I take pleasure in it immensely, and I’m positive I’ll get into it quickly. You’ll be able to see a few of my work on my Instagram. I additionally do photoshoots once in a while with pals, a bunch of my greatest mates in Bangladesh are photographers. I like movies too, and would like to make my very own in the future. Outdoors of artwork on the whole, I’m painfully extroverted, so I simply love speaking to and debating with pals. I’m vastly into sports activities too so I play a number of soccer (GGMU), watch a number of F1, MMA and so on. It’s been much more watching than taking part in currently.
What evokes you, each in music and in life?
I’ve at all times had loads of inspiration to remove from my instant environment. All my songs are biographical. They’re all impressed by actual moments of tragedy, hope, absurdity and pleasure. I not often write from pure creativeness or ideology. Truth is method stranger than fiction.
You’ve a brand new EP on the way in which, proper? How’s it coming alongside?
I’ve rather a lot in retailer, sure! It’s been a wild journey man. This upcoming challenge has travelled all all over the world. With French producers, German engineers, Malaysian video administrators and Bangladeshi typographers, I’m actually pleased with what we’re cooking up. I can’t wait to indicate it the world. Keep tuned for extra particulars, issues are getting busy now!
Inform us a secret about your self?
My ex requested me if I nonetheless had that ebook I borrowed and I stated no however I really nonetheless have it (yo in case you’re studying this who you’re I acquired your American Psycho, please take it again I really feel unhealthy sorry).
Dameer’s single ‘Imagine’ is out now.