“If you love something, set it free,” they say, but it never makes the experience of loving any easier. Canadian artist/producer nasmore’s ever-evolving, shape-shifting style and collaborative efforts have yielded an extraordinary set of new singles released over the last two years – and before you know it, he’ll be dropping one new exquisite cut that delves into delicate sensory sound for a dramatic step to his success. “Safe In My Dreams” is a subtly expressive and bold venture into the heart of what makes love real, and the astounding lengths we’ll go to try to keep it intact. It explores the intensity of isolation, absorbs the devastation of loss, and finds more comfort in life when his eyes are closed than when he’s awake.
“Safe In My Dreams” is as hauntingly beautiful as it is weird to listen to. It wonderfully conveys the vivid sentiments of losing someone we hold dear and the freezing cold contrast of what life is like alone in the aftermath. Nasmore’s gripping lyricism reveals stunningly poetic set words that echo emotions, thoughts, and feelings that are powerfully moving & relatable to anyone who has ever had the privilege of spending time building a life with someone special, only to witness everything crumble & disappear into thin air. The new track “Safe In My Dreams,” which travels like a ghost seeing his life from a distance, takes listeners on a trip through what may have been but now will never be.
They pour life into the wisps of memories from Nasmore’s past and brings every phrase to life with the incredible depth of her tone, range, and skill, headed by the sensationally soulful sound of featured EasternEuropean guest-star/singer Miuccia’s voice. Miuccia, Nasmore, and Neil Taylor create a safe haven for the heart and mind through the mysteriously inspired melody that adorns the atmosphere, mood, and theme running deep within their new single, which is as stylistically slick and sleek as it is filled with the twists and turns of the thoughts we share. Undeniably contemporary and beautifully real – “Safe In My Dreams” is a seriously memorable moment totally certain to make a tremendous impact on everyone listening; releasing this May on all major music platforms – join Miuccia, Nasmore, and Neil Taylor as they provide true catharsis & comfort to the masses, by bravely facing the perilous loss of love like it’s still very much alive.
Today we had a chance to interview Nasmore about his journey into the music industry and his freshly released single, “Safe In My Dreams.”
- How did you first get into music?
Long story short, I think I grew up too fast. I was a 5-year-old kid when our family friend, a conservatory for performing arts professor, discovered a perfect pitch in me and the tendency to feel and understand the music. Based on her recommendations, I was sent to a special music school where I received formal and comprehensive musical education from the age of 5 until I turned 17.
After school, my career had a 90-degree turn, away from music and into the IT world, and it’s been so until late 2020 when I felt that I had lots to “say” in musical terms. I attribute it to the pandemic, lockdowns, and the need to keep active.
- What instruments can you play?
I play piano and a few weird native instruments.
- Where do you see your musical career in 10 years?
I would love to work with talented musicians, get more into music videos, produce music for film and TV and maybe run my own record label.
- Which instrument is your favourite to play?
I’m playing piano fairly well, so it’s not challenging anymore. I’m learning to play guitar, so this is my favourite for now.
- Which instrument is your least favourite to play?
All the instruments I can’t play – especially brass. I’m afraid it may cause some psychological trauma to those who may accidentally listen to me play.
- What would you say is your greatest strength as an artist?
I recently learned that people identify my music without knowing my name. It tells me that I was successful in developing this unique identity that is very important. And on top of that, I think my experiments with genre fusion were more successful than not.
- What would you say is your greatest weakness as an artist?
I wish I could sing.
- Who is your favourite musician?
Tough question. There are many talented musicians that I love, and this list is constantly changing. At the moment, it’s Dan Reynolds.
- What is your proudest accomplishment as a musician?
Being recognized and accepted by a few very talented and famous musicians.
- What interests or hobbies do you have outside of music?
I love travelling the world, learning about different cultures and experiencing different lifestyles. This is my favourite. My second favourite is psychology. And I play some sports.
- What is your creative process when making music?
Before I start writing, I get a visual of a future song: a movie-like scene, a conversation, a place, or an environment. Usually, I try to memorize these ideas to come back to work on them later. Then there is always some psychological analysis to add on top. The rest is probably not any different than other producers.
- Take me through how the song idea came about, the writing and production process.
It was inspired by “No time to die” movie. I was stunned when I heard what Billie Eilish did in this song. Absolutely incredible performance! So I felt I wanted to write my own music that would immerse the listener in a very emotional atmosphere.
- Who would you most like to collaborate with artistically?
I would love to collaborate with Dan Reynolds. His music and the message he delivers are very close to me.
- Who has been your most influential teacher or mentor?
I only had one teacher. It was a long time ago when I was little. Otherwise, I’m self-taught.
- Have you ever taught or mentored another musician?
Yes. I’m mentoring one up-and-coming young singer/songwriter. She is very talented and needs just a bit of guidance.
- How do you deal with disinterested or unruly audiences?
There are 7.75 billion people on this planet. Few of them find my music attractive, and I appeal to them.
- Do you prefer to work alone or collaboratively?
I love collaborating, and this is how the best music is born!
- What inspires you as an artist?
People and what drives them – “why do you do what you do” and “what do you do to be happy”? I have a passion for psychology, and that’s what inspires me. At the end of the day, music is a psychological tool or even a weapon sometimes. It can make you laugh; it can make you cry; it can make you angry, and it can motivate you.
- How do you nurture your own creativity?
I’m not burned out yet, so I don’t need to nurture it. In fact, I have way too many ideas and a very limited amount of time to implement them. By the way, this is where collaborations help as I can delegate some ideas.
- Do you have trouble with performance anxiety?
Not really. I have been performing since I was a little kid, and I was trained to deal with it.
- What are your favourite musical genres, and are there any you dislike?
I am leaning towards contemporary rock and pop-rock.
- How do you differ from most other artists?
It would be just a guess, haha. But it looks like I am on the right track to developing my signature style. I am trying to seamlessly blend all the best elements of pop, hip-hop, rock, and R&B, taking my sound to be eccentric and moody, romantic and lovely, or dark, intense, eerie, and poignant. One more thing that is always present in my songs – is meaningful lyrics. The message is constantly triggering some points in mind and creates that specific atmosphere that resonates with listeners.
I have quite a few examples of its impact. For instance, somebody told me that “Safe in my Dreams” is the “worst song ever” because it made them cry.
- How do you think of your previous song compared to this newly released one?
They are very different and very similar at the same time. Different genres, different instrumentation, different approaches, but they both trigger the same receptors in the brain.
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