We had the pleasure of interviewing John Hugo, and here’s what he had to say:
Q: What does “Sober” mean to you?
HUGO: “Sober” is a song I actually wrote like three years ago during a very difficult period in my life when the relationship I was in was falling apart. Since I wrote it so long ago, the song has now become like a time capsule for what I was going through then. So now it feels like I can listen to it with a whole new perspective on things.
Q: How long have you been making music?
HUGO: I’ve been writing music for about 8 years give or take. But I just recently released my debut single “ Old School” this year.
Q: What do you enjoy the most about making music?
HUGO: I just love writing songs. It’s been a great way for me to process and deal with things over the years. Although its not always easy to make music, I love it when a song just falls from the sky and perfectly describe what I’m feeling. I think that’s what happened when I wrote “Sober”.
Q: What did you enjoy the most about creating “sober”?
HUGO: Its been a lot of fun seeing “Sober” take different shapes through the years. When I first wrote it, the song was a lot slower and actually more of a ballad. But then it kind of morphed into this synthwave inspired pop song.
Q: I love the honest and vulnerable songwriting! And the passionate delivery was awesome! Was it difficult allowing yourself to be this vulnerable with your lyrics?
HUGO: “Sober” is definitely some of the most honest song writing I’ve done so far. So yes I suppose it was difficult but also very therapeutic.
Q: Who is one artist you think has had a significant influence on your sound?
HUGO: I have so many inspirations so its hard to pick only one. But The 1975 and Harry Styles are two contemporary artists that has significantly impacted me and my music.
Interviewed by Zoey King
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