Interview with Roxie Bardo
Describe your sound as if we were deaf
I only know the way that my music makes me feel, and I want to share that experience with others. If I had to describe my music without you actually hearing it, I would say that it’s the feeling you get after you’ve just accomplished something that seemed impossible. That feeling of pride and happiness but also of ‘I knew I could do this all along.”
What producers, songwriters and/or artists do you see as your primary inspirations?
I’m really into Lorde right now. I just feel like she has opened a gaping doorway that is letting so much more artistry through rather than pop fluff. I’m also very inspired by Macklemore – who is similar to Lorde in the way that they both talk about day to day issues – drug abuse, poverty, stereotypes, etc. It’s refreshing to hear about something substantial rather than dancing and partying.
Do you have a favorite musical project that you’ve worked on?
I love writing music. However, producing and writing my new single ‘PANTHEON’ has been an experience like no other. I feel like the song is limitless. Like it can relate to everything and I’m really proud of how it’s opened me up as a person and artist. I could put out any type of song after ‘PANTHEON’ and I don’t think people would be surprised.
What was the main factor for launching your career when you did?
Well, timing is everything. I think that at the beginning of a new year there is a lot of hope. People everywhere are ready to open there minds to something new. Seemed like the right time to release my first music video and I’m happy to have a jump start into the new year.
Who are some people you would like to work with?
I don’t really have a specific artist that I’m dying to work with because I’ve realized that appearances are always deceiving. I’d be happy to work with someone new and fresh as long as they are hardworking and want to achieve the same level of success that I do. I also think it would be great to work with someone whose style is different from mine. I’m starting to want to work with someone whose focus is hip hop to add a little contrast to my alternative feel.
The internet is changing the entertainment industry all together. You can be anywhere and put out great music that’s available to everyone. It’s good and it’s bad for those exact reasons. However, I do like that I can be in control of my career in that way. I can be exactly what I want, which is nice.
Do you feel like what you are doing is important?
Absolutely, I feel like we all have a duty to share our passions and our talents. It allows us all grow as a species. We change and evolve because we discover new ideas new messages and a lot of times they are delivered to us through art. I want to contribute as much as I can in my life. I feel obligated too.
Lastly, could you talk about any long-term goals or talents you have in mind?
I definitely want to be very successful in my craft. I want to be internationally known for my creations as well as help others bring their dreams into fruition. I also am very passionate about philanthropy and plan on starting and supporting numerous charities. I feel like it’s amazing to make it to the top of your field of choice, but if you don’t share the rewards with others or give back in someway it’s almost wasted. I hope to help and inspire as many people as possible.