You officially started with Faces On TV five years ago. Where do you see the evolution?
Well, our song “Love / Dead” brought us to places I could never have imagined as a young boy. It opened so many doors. We were able to perform at the festival Pukkelpop, which gave us a thrill. The next milestone was finishing my first album: I remember sitting in a recording studio in the Netherlands and thinking: “Wow, it has happened.”
We then got to do many release shows and ended up touring everywhere in Europe. At a show in Hamburg (Germany), I suddenly realized how crazy it was that people were singing along to songs that I wrote in my basement. It’s an amazing feeling to see that your music lives in places you’ve never been yourself. Now the next milestone is this EP, of course.
You used to play with a band, but developed a solo show to go on tour. Did that have an impact on your writing process?
Definitely! After touring in Europe with the band, I was the support act for Balthazar. To do that show as a solo artist, I took all the instruments that fitted into my car: a synthesizer, drum computers, guitars, and battery percussion. With those limited instruments, I decided to remix the songs I had live on stage and make them more extraverted. Eventually, when I started writing my new EP, I immediately gravitated toward those same instruments. That’s why my new songs sound more electronic.