Getting To Know... Roi Bars

After originally emerging from the small town of Guadalajara, the now San Diego-based artist Roi Bars has been hard at work developing his distinct sound and now returns with his latest anthem 'Run From The Police'.

Bringing back more of that fresh and energetic direction he is known for, 'Run From The Police' makes for a fun and enjoyable ride. Filled with vibrant pace, killer hooks, and his own upbeat demeanour at the helm, it feels like he is onto something very special with this new one.

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 Drums. My dad had one in his studio so I just woke up in the morning and started to play my favourite songs. I found it really energetic and fun to use.

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

I enjoyed different types of genres but the alternative rock like Radiohead, Muse, 30 seconds to Mars, etc. were my day one. My dad got me into classic rock a lot, which I still listen often.

What was the first album you remember owning?

Toxicity - System of a Down.

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

Sweater Weather - The Neighbourhood.

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

Sometimes I get all over the place when I start making music so I like to prepare a basic list of things I’m going to do in certain order to be more efficient but nothing much. I like to see how things unfold by itself.

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

Hard to choose but if I had to pick a few it would be Frank Ocean, Post Malone, Harry Styles, Mac Miller, Doja Cat.

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

Dead: Nirvana / Alive: Post Malone.

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

The feeling after playing a good show filled with energetic people.

And what is the most frustrating part?

Trying to get people to do things when they don’t have the same ambition on music, and managing my own marketing, PR.

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

Do not pay attention of what others are doing and enjoy the process.


Roi Bars' new single 'Run From The Police' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.