After spending the last few months building and developing his sound, LA-based artist Michael Court has now introduced himself to the world with his glittering debut single 'Keedy's'.
With its rich and breezy bedroom-pop aesthetic layered throughout, 'Keedy's' makes for a wonderfully woozy introduction to his sound. Filled with shimmering textures, soaring hooks, and his own atmospheric vocals from start to finish, we certainly have very high hopes for this emerging upstart.
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?
First was definitely guitar literally because of Guitar Hero. Spent a violent amount of hours on that game and it actually made me a better guitarist.
What kind of music did you love when you were younger?
I was first and foremost a huge punk guy. Like 80’s hardcore punk. Bad Brains is still one of my favourite bands. I also went through a big pop punk phase.
What was the first album you remember owning?
I think the first album I ever owned was Dookie by Green Day. I remember “borrowing” it from a friend in like 6th grade. I still have it.
What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?
Kiss Me More by Doja and SZA.
Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?
I’ll usually have some vibey lighting going on as well as some frequent breaks for going outside in nature.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
I absolutely love Dijon right now. He’s incredible and his songwriting is inspiring. I’ve also been listening to a lot of Banda (Spanish music) recently.
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
Realistically: Still Woozy. Longshot: Billie Eilish.
What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?
Listening back to your final mix and showing it around to friends and family. Also seeing people respond to the hard work you put in.
And what is the most frustrating part?
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
Just keep going and don’t be afraid to put yourself out there.
Michael Court's debut single 'Keedy's' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.