Getting To Know... Greg Bounce

Following on from a string of exciting singles throughout last year, Lisbon-based singer and songwriter Greg Bounce has now returned with his new dreamy effort 'People In Their Houses'.

Channelling a wonderfully smooth and breezy aesthetic from start to finish, 'People In Their Houses' makes for a stellar return to form for the artist. Filled with sweet and soaring textures, uplifting atmosphere, and his own warming vocals at the helm, we can't wait to see where this new year takes him.

So with the new single available now, we sat down with him to find out more about his background and what has inspired him most over the years.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

The trumpet. Now it’s in the loft. That’s sad isn’t it.

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

Loved NKOTB in primary school. Oasis in secondary school. Got a little lost during university with the ol’ Zero 7.

What was the first album you remember owning?

Either Razorblade Suitcase by Bush or Definitely Maybe by Oasis. Love them both.

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

I try not to get into that.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

Try to stretch my legs a little bit. Two coffees. Wiggle the fingers. That sort of thing.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

I’m discovering lots of tasty Brazilian music, having just moved to Lisbon. I really like this guy called Tim Maia. He’s a legend. My fave Tim Maia song features this hilarious sounding instrument. I originally thought it was some kind of well-behaved, performing parrot (sorry Brazil). It’s actually called a cuica. You play it by dampening a small cloth and rubbing a small stick in a small drum. My girlfriend recently bought me one. It’s SO fun.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

God, just playing a show would be nice. I’ve forgotten how to do that.

What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

I like that I can play and sing a song that I made. Maybe that’s egotistical. But there’s something lovely in having made something. Even if it’s horse shit.

And what is the most frustrating part?

How bumpy the ride is.

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

Have fun.


Greg Bounce's new single 'People In Their Houses' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.