Landing in Music w/ Lars Fiero
Singer Songwriter Lars Fiero has been busy this past year putting his music career on the fast track and just released a new music video to the world. Let’s find out more about his journey to this point, and his plans for this year.
SB (StarBeat): Yearbook: So what have you been up to in 2018?
LF (Lars Fiero): 2018 was an important year for me because it was practically the starting point for my future as a musician. The previous year I happened to meet a producer during a small gig at a party. We talked for a while about what I wanted to do with my music career. Luckily, he liked some of the original songs I preformed that night and offered to produce and release some of them. So, at the beginning of 2018 we came up with a long-term plan for my music career and started to record my music.
In April we chose ‘The One’ to be my first single, shot a music video and released the song in early August. Creating a single for the first time was an incredible experience and has always been a dream of mine. Well, actually, I hope it’s only the beginning of my dream. At the same time, I was also finishing my master studies, making it sometimes hard to concentrate on music. Since submitting my master thesis in August life is easier. I have been playing a lot of shows in Cologne and working on a new single that was just released called ‘Nothing Stays The Same.’
SB: New Release: Your new single ‘Nothing Stays The Same’ was just released this month. Can you tell us about it?
LF: ‘Nothing Stays The Same’ is about life being full of surprises, making it hard to stick to some kind of plan. That’s why finding a way to take matters into your own hands is essential when trying to navigate a life full of twists, turns, and occasional roadblocks. This song reflects some of my own life experiences in a lot of ways. I have always loved listening to and playing music, but never saw a chance of me becoming a professional musician. That’s why I decided to study engineering and keep my songwriting between me and my guitar.
I was extremely fortunate that my producer attended one of my early gigs, and now I get to spend every day doing what I love. I reorganized my master’s degree and made new plans with different priorities, more or less from one day to the next. That’s where the chorus line ‘Nothing Stays The Same’ really comes from. How life presents you with certain opportunities when you least expect them, and they have the power to completely change your world. To me, this aspect of living is really interesting and exciting. Now I have this fantastic path ahead of me and I’ve only grown to love it more by working with professionals and playing for larger audiences. In this situation, I am so happy to say that absolutely nothing stayed the same. You just have to stay true to yourself and your dreams.
SB: Independence: Do you work as an independent artist, or are you better with collaborations?
LF: So far, I haven’t had many opportunities to collaborate with other artists. However, this is just the beginning and I am extremely open to the opportunity. I would really like to work with other musicians, write some songs, and show them to the world. So far I have really enjoyed working with my team. Working with other people who are as crazy about music as you, creates a lot of interesting ideas and sounds that you wouldn’t be able to come up with on your own. I’m looking forward to the opportunities that will hopefully open up for a collaboration, but until then I will continue working with my team on my music.
SB: Continent: What’s the music scene like in Europe?
LF: Europe offers many opportunities for musicians, as it is an incredibly dense continent in terms of diversity, culture and history. The whole continent, and specifically Germany, is a melting pot of different people from different countries. I love how when I’m walking down the streets of Cologne, I hear Irish music blasting out of a pub door, and Spanish music shaking the bar windows around the corner. Getting to experience different music from different countries in my own neighborhood is very inspiring for musicians and creates an openness within its listeners.
People are already more receptive to new music and new artists, so I am really fortunate to be in the place that I am. However, I am eager to present my music in other countries and am really looking forward to that opportunity when it arises. Luckily people here love live music, so there is a great demand for musical performers in bars, pubs, clubs and city festivals. Of course, this means there is also a lot of competition, but I think everyone has an opportunity to be heard here –
you just have to sing loud enough!
SB: Resolutions: Anything in the works for the new year?
LF: I’ve got a lot on my plate for 2019 since it’s packed with shoots, gigs, and recording sessions. My single, ‘Nothing Stays The Same’ will be followed by more releases and music videos that I am very excited to record and share with the public. I will play more gigs and some of them maybe even abroad, perhaps as part of a small tour. There will be live footage and maybe an album towards the end of the year. Everything that is happening in 2019 I will be facing with excitement, and I am taking my lyrics as a positive reminder of what’s to come;
‘Life offers many surprises, because Nothing Stays The Same.’
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