On October 21, alternative-pop singer BUEL released her new song “Dancing with Devils of Mine“, along with a beautiful music video. The LA-based singer has joined us today for an interview. Please welcome Buel to the blog!
Tell us about your latest project
The new song “Dancing with Devils of Mine” is about focusing on individualization to protect the fluidity of our gender and sexual interests instead of trying to make them clear and understandable to the others. I think it’s important to bring more meaning to the journey rather than the identity. Adrian Gurvitz came up with the track and I had done some automatic writing on it at first. But we decided to make the lyrics more intentional than the rest of the songs in the album and rewrote the lyrics with Sarah McTaggart from Transviolet. There were some key words and concepts in my head that I needed to re-phrase and after talking for a couple of hours we found ourselves in the trans mode and wrote the whole thing.
Where was your first concert as a fan? As a performer?
I saw Metallica in Istanbul and it was life changing, I realized music is magic and I’m all for it. My first performance was when I was 12. There were approximately 150 people in the hall. I felt like my only choice was to think I was in a different dimension and cut myself from reality.
What is the secret to writing good music?
The writers that I admire the most have a very distinctive lyrical character, a jargon and quirk. I guess I can only claim to know as much I’ve accomplished but I feel like I caught my own way too.
Do you have a bucketlist? If so, what’s on it?
I’m agnostic and just for in case I continue in a different form of existence after death, I don’t want to leave myself disappointed or incomplete so I’m just playing until the game is over:)
What was the last thing that you read?
I just finished The Book of the Law by Aleister Crowley today. Had a good laugh. I think I liked it.
How do you deal with anxiety while on stage?
I try to remember all the hustle I’ve been through to be there and tell myself to not postpone my moment. I guess it’s an ambitious state of mind.
What are you listening to at the moment?
Back to Morphine. I’m in one of those phases that I know I need some Mark Sandman approach in my life.
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing?
Writing other stuff than songs and maybe painting. I’m working on my first book but very slowly and hoping to have time for painting in the future.
Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?
Dream would be Steven Tyler.
What do you want people to know about your music?
That it is how I keep myself sane and will keep changing constantly.