After spending the last year unveiling a wealth of warm and soaring releases, London-based French singer and songwriter Billy Boguard recently returned to deliver his stunning new EP 'Eros'.
Featuring the previously shared offerings 'Evergreen Scars' and 'California', 'Eros' makes for an incredibly bold and captivating listen. With his sweet and sensational voice layered over a mix of breezy and atmospheric compositions, this new collection showcases his vibrant talents from start to finish.
So with the new EP available now, we sat down with him to find out more about his origins and what has inspired him most over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
What kind of music did you love when you were younger?
I had a big pop-punk/Emo/Metal-core phase.
What was the first album you remember owning?
“Infinity on high” by Fall out boy, very Emo, and still one of my favourite records.
What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?
Probably “Corps” by French artist YSEULT.
Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?
Actually no haha it comes when it comes ! I usually start on the guitar or the piano, and when I think I got something, I persevere and record a rough demo and work on it until it’s finished.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
At the moment it’s James Blake, Lorde and French artist Pomme. I am also in love with HEREN WOLF (check him out).
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
I would love to open for Dermot Kennedy, Lana Del Rey, Bon Iver or Ed Sheeran.
What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?
The fact that people can connect to you and your songs on a deep level, just with the music. It is also rewarding to see people loving songs you wrote in your bedroom, it seems almost surreal.
And what is the most frustrating part?
Being broke, the feeling of navigating into a huge mass of artists similar to you, having to break through so many odds, the constant discouragement, realising it’s not all talent and work.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
To finish on a more positive note : To never give up, if it really means the world to you. I know that I will try this path until I’m finally recognised or until I lose interest (I doubt I will). If you think it is for you and if you are true to yourself, I believe there is a place for you in this music world!
Billy Boguard's new EP 'Eros' is available to stream and download now. Check it out in full via the player below.