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Joey Collins 'Music the great communicator' Interview



I have been joined by Joey Collins who has just released his new single 'Music the great communicator' and he has kindly answered some questions so you can find out more about it!


Welcome to Totally Music Joey would you like to introduce yourself?

Joey: Hey hey! I’m Joey Collins, a singer-songwriter and producer from Nottingham, England. I’m a DIY independent artist who makes honest music from the heart.


What got you into music?

Joey: A lot of it was from my Mum and Dad’s music tastes. Which are quite different. My mum was into more soft rock and my Dad liked the Chili Peppers, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin and a right mix. My older brother also played drums and I remember watching him in a school concert thinking to myself, ‘that looks cool’.


You’ve just released your new song ‘Music the great communicator” would you like to tell us about the song?

Joey: It’s a love song to music itself. It’s also a gentle nod of the head to my favourite band the Red Hot Chili Peppers as it’s one of their lyrics in ‘Can’t Stop’.

Would you like to tell us about the process of the song creation?

IJoey: t was a real spontaneous creation, which is an ideal formula for songwriting these days. I just kept chipping away with the instrumentation and the lyrics came pretty naturally. It went through a few versions of vocal ideas but the chorus melody was unchanged from the first take.


What was the idea behind the artwork?

Joey: I just made it on an online program haha! I used some templates and just had a play with some ideas but I do love how it turned out.


Have you learn anything from creating this song that you will take away with you?

Joey: I think the concept of a love song is no stranger to musicians. But, having a love song to music itself gave a nice spin on the idea behind the song. So, I guess finding different angles to look at themes in songwriting is something I’ll try and implement in future songs.


You have played a few gigs recently what has that been like?

Joey: It’s been awesome! Especially after missing out on live music due to the pandemic. These days things are back in full swing in the UK for live music, so I’m just enjoying it as a creator and a fan.


What is your dream venue to play and why?

Rock City as every Nottingham artist dreams of it. Glastonbury would be unreal too.


What is next for you?

Debut album this year. A headline show at Rough Trade Nottingham June 10th. More gigs and more music always.


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