While many spent the last year putting their lives on hold to simply get through, emerging singer-songwriter Loose Puppet took the opportunity to begin his musical career as he now delivers his debut single 'Living In A World Postponed'.
Inspired heavily by the coronavirus pandemic, 'Living In A World Postponed' is a reflective look at the last twelve months. With its nods to traditional indie-rock tropes and catchy chorus to boot, he is already set to make some big impressions in the year ahead.
So with the new single doing the rounds, 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?
It was a mixed bag, anything from The Libertines to Eminem to Bobby Darin.
What was the first album you remember owning?
The Eminem Show. I shaved my blonde head for the look.
What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?
Looking Glass - The La’s.
Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?
I don’t like to be contrived about it. I tend to wait for inspiration to come to me.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
There’s a lot of great artists in the London scene at the moment - i’ve been listening to Hotel Lux, The Gulps and John Myrtle.
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
If I had a time machine I’d open for The Stone Roses in 1989.
What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?
Writing a song and being chuffed with it.
And what is the most frustrating part?
Writing a song and thinking it’s terrible.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
I like the quote “I’ve never met a musician who regretted becoming one”.
Loose Puppet's debut single 'Living In A World Postponed' is available to stream now. Check out the new video for it in the player below.