Getting To Know... Lie Supine

After delivering his much-loved debut single 'Heavens Hands' earlier last year, British singer and songwriter Zachariah Storm aka Lie Supine recently returned to unveil his soaring sophomore effort 'Be Alright'.

Channelling more of the same sweet and sweeping direction he is carving out for himself, 'Be Alright' makes for a wonderfully enticing listen. With his rich and passionate voice layered over an uplifting indie-rock aesthetic, it already feels like we are going to be hearing a lot more from him in the near future.

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?

Drums! There is a song called House of Love by SKIN and I remember I was about 5 and that drum intro definitely sparked something inside of me. My Nanna used to let me get all the pots and pans out and go mad with a pair of chopsticks.

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

I grew up listening to Queen, Thunder, Zeppelin, AC/DC & Van Halen thanks to my parents... My dad introduced me to Rage Against The Machine, Eminem and Dr Dre a bit later on.

So from that in my Teenage years I just dove into a mixture of everything from metal, hip hop, post hardcore to classic rock.

I preferred more angry or offensive music in my younger days. I think I needed it, cause it helped me channel the way I was feeling. In some ways it probably exasperated it too.

What was the first album you remember owning?

Michael Jackson History double cassette.

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

Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys - Brian Wilson.

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

I tend to write lyrics without any music, I kind of go on binges, then pick parts I like.

With music I try not to force it cause it never works out for me. Usually it will be where I’ve picked the guitar up for 2 minutes before I have to leave the house and I’ll just play something cool so I’ll just record it on my phone, listen back later on and work with it.

I just try to do as much as I can without pressuring myself.

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

It's been Brian Jonestown Massacre, Mystery Jets and The Kooks this last few weeks.

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

Pink Floyd.

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

When someone genuinely loves one of your songs, that’s a great feeling.

And what is the most frustrating part?

The crippling self doubt, the search for validation and trying to convince people in the industry to give you a chance.

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

Don’t take yourself too seriously, it’s supposed to be fun.


Lie Supine's new single 'Be Alright' is available to stream now. Check out the new video for it in the player below.