After spending the last year dropping a multitude of bold and blistering anthems, Albuquerque-based singer and songwriter Micah Thunder returns once again with this soaring new single 'High'.
Channelling a bright and uplifting aesthetic from start to finish, 'High' makes for an incredibly enticing release from the artist. Jam-packed with breezy production, passionate songwriting, and his own charismatic persona layered throughout, his latest effort showcases some of his very best work to date.
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?
I really enjoyed growing up with the piano. I play single notes and creating melodies.
What kind of music did you love when you were younger?
My parents grew up listening to top 40 billboard hits along with some folk. As I grew up I was around a lot of Slipknot, Papa Roach, and Pop Punk. I thought it was cool. Ska was also a healthy scene in Albuquerque (first show that I went to). I personally gravitated towards British Rock, Alternative Rock and Conscious Rap.
What was the first album you remember owning?
Everything Is - Nine Black Alps.
What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?
Somebody to Love - Queen.
Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?
I tend to write in the morning. Oftentimes, I’ll use a syllabic cadence rather than words so I can get the rhythm down. I think the instrument provokes the song. My guitar songs have their own progression compared to songs where inspiration started with the piano.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
I really like LP, MisterWives and Lake Street Dive. Female-led groups with a really authentic approach to lyricism and production.
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
Lord Huron, BTS, or Red Hot Chili Peppers.
What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?
The act of creation, connecting to other people.
And what is the most frustrating part?
Committing to the process of refining my art. Balancing my other responsibilities to my family and my recovery journey.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
Micah Thunder's new single 'High' is available to stream now. Have a listen to it in the player below.