Q: Your song ‘kitchen floor’ is really ear-catching! Can you tell us what the story behind the song is?
CLIDE: Thank you, really appreciate that! I came up with “kitchen floor” after a drunk fight. the song is about saying things you shouldn’t have, and not being able to repair the mess.
Q: What would you say your favorite line from ‘kitchen floor’ is?
CLIDE: “all our sentences and endin’ in collateral damage, cause when we lose our tempers they get harder to manage”
I just really like the flow and rhyme pattern of that line. every time I hear it I feel satisfied hahah.
Q: What first got you into music?
CLIDE: My whole family is coming from classical music. my parents are both playing in an orchestra, which made me learn instruments and gain musicality from a very young age. I never wanted to pursue it as a career though, until I started producing music at the age of 16. I fell in love with crafting music and writing songs and went on from there!
Q: How has growing up in Germany influenced your music?
CLIDE: To be honest, I don’t really know. If it did, it’s probably more of a subconscious thing. But I pretty much grew up with what was on the radio, which was mostly English anyway. I have to say though, being in Berlin was definitely a great place to pursue music. The city has a dope music scene and is super diverse and open minded, giving you the feeling you can pursue or be anything you want!
Q: Who are some of your biggest inspirations?
CLIDE: It’s really genre crossing, but the artists or bands that are touching and impacting me the most, are the ones that just make pure & beautiful music or have something innovative on them.
So let’s say: Coldplay, OneRepublic, Alexander 23, Post Malone, Kanye, Odesza
Q: Which one of your own songs is your favorite? You can only pick one!
CLIDE: hat’s always tough haha. Right now it’s for sure one, that isn’t out yet, but from the ones that are out I’ll say “blank space”! 🙂
Interviewed by Kaitlyn Westerman