So I guess this is my first interview with The Keplerians, beings from Kepler-425b. They are exploring planet Earth and making music. The Keplerians have an album, “Spaceship Earth,” available on Earth in all of the usual places.
Please welcome The Keplerians to the blog and also to the planet.
Where was your first concert as a fan? As a performer?
We discovered this both beautiful and magical Human creation called “music” only when we stepped foot on Earth for the first time, just a few months ago. We immediately fell in love with it and spent all our available resources to learn how to produce it. Only later did we realize that earthlings seem to have a special love to mix the experience of listening to music with social gatherings in large numbers. That was when we learned the word “concert”. So answering the question, we haven’t gone in person to a live music presentation yet, but we’ve been watching a lot of videos on your earthling internet. We did, however, play our first live music presentation (aka. Concert) directly from our spaceship. We played the 4 tracks from our first EP “Casa” to all earthlings that wanted to listen and we left it available on your online platform named “YouTube”.
Do you have a bucketlist? If so, what’s on it?
Well, as we just arrived on this planet… our bucket list is enormous! So, we’ll just name one of our bucket list items – getting in touch with Human beings from all different geographical locations, and to learn as much as we can about them. We find it fascinating how such a small planet has such an immense variety of cultures, and we believe that understanding more of each one of these cultures would bring us more kindness, tolerance and knowledge. We feel that a lot of grief could be saved if earthlings would do the same and get to deeply know more about each other. We will try to express this through the music we create, just like we did in our latest EP “Spaceship Earth” when we quoted Marshall McLuhan: “There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.”
What was the last thing that you read?
“Our house is on fire” by an Earthling named Greta Thunberg, who knows that one being can make a difference. It actually inspired us during the creation of our track “Final Frontier” from our latest EP “Spaceship Earth”, in which we say “The world is on fire” in several different world languages. This planet really is on fire, and we hope we can help to spread awareness to this problem.
What are you listening to at the moment?
As outsiders to this beautiful planet, we have so much music to discover… we can’t possibly name one example only yet. And also, sometimes we just sit down in silence and appreciate the sound of this amazing planet Earth…
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing?
Well, we don’t know if we are actually “musicians”… we create music and we’re enjoying that process for sure. We want to explore it as much as we can for the time being. But that is just a dimension of what we are and what we do. If the question is related with activities on Earth we’d like to do if we were not exploring music at the moment, then we would probably dedicate ourselves to spread the messages that we already do using our music, such as raising awareness to the Earth’s conservation, spreading positive and hopeful messages, protect and cherish all the fauna and flora, the list goes on and on… but above all, we would be reminding Humans that they should love and take care of the beautiful planet they have. Just like our track “Beautiful Sphere” says!
Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?
For our next music releases, we are planning on trying to incorporate earthling musicians from different places of the globe, and to bring more cultural exchanges into the mix! We need time to search among millions of musicians in the world to give an answer for now.
What do you want people to know about your music?
From our short experience on Earth, so far we can tell that Humans seem to achieve truly extraordinary things, especially when they feel encouraged and energized. That’s why we decided to create music filled with energy and hope. We would love that people would gather together dancing to our music, while incorporating its core messages. To make earthlings dance while they strive for a better world, making a difference one small change at a time – that’s it.