Interview With Son Of Stone
What inspired you to get into music?
I’ve been writing and playing music for many years, but only for myself. I’ve been working at big tech companies for many years and when I left Microsoft for a new company I wrote and released a song called “Seattle” as a thank you to Microsoft and the Seattle area. This was the first official track I released. The song was also released on my first album “Live a life worth dying for” last year.
Tell us a little more about your recent project?
I released my third album “From Dark to Light” this summer and it was lighter than my previous two albums “Live a live worth dying for” and “Back from the dead”. That dealt with issues of break-ups, working too much, depression etc. I had some songs laying
around that were more positive so I thought about putting them all on an album that was lighter lyric wise than previous albums. That’s how the album “From dark to light” came about and the title reflects going from darkness into a lighter day. The music style is the same but lyrics are lighter, example; I write about how I write songs (“how I write songs” & “One hit wonder song”), getting people energized (“When I bring things on”, “Here we go”, “Jackpot”), working out (Give me all you got”), how it feels to be dumb and young (“Always 25” & “Blond to the bone”), and my love for tech companies (“Silicon Valley''). My next album “Darker than black” is being released as we speak and will be much darker.
What would you like to achieve as an artist?
I want to write and release great guitar based songs that affect, move, energize and make the listeners sing along. I’m also releasing one new song every week, I’ve been doing that for about a year now, so I want to stay productive and not only release a new album every 3-5 years as some bigger artists have done in the past. This release cycle is inspired by working in software development where work often is done in 2 weeks development cycles (“sprints”)
Where is the best place to connect with you online and discover more music?
My webpage is www.son-of-stone.com it has urls to all the different music services (Spotify, Apple music etc.) and social media (Instagram, FB, Twitter, You Tube etc.)