#JOINTHEMARCH STACEY DELOOZE Q&A: “I WOULD LOVE TO HOOK UP WITH BOWIE”
Intriguing musical and visual artist Stacey DeLooze opens up about her progressive musical project Delooze. Her alluring vocals and impressive song writing has seen her band pick up fans as diverse as Is Tropical and CREEP, leading to the collaboration on Delooze’s new single ‘Deathstar’…“Like a modern approach to a unique live experience”.
With the anticipated release of their debut album ‘Glass Army’, DeLooze are issuing a call-to-arms via #JOINTHEMARCH Pledge campaign.
First up. You are set to play your album launch on 16th April at Electrowerkz, tell us a bit about what we can expect on the night?
We are really looking forward to this one. Such a cool venue and with such a great reason to celebrate! As well as playing out the album we may also have a couple of surprises in store too. We’re so happy to finally release this album after so much anticipation. Your album ‘Glass Army’ is out soon – what is the album about and what’s the story behind the title?
Glass Army is a concept album which in a nut shell calls upon people to pledge their allegiance and #JOINTHEMARCH
pledgemusic.com/projects/delooze in supporting the music and the idea. By recruiting fans as soldiers of the Glass Army we are able to reach out to fans directly.
The album is about the unravelling of basic human emotions, and how some challenges we face, most of us relate to at one time or another. How we undergo the typical trials and tribulations of love and war and also how we cope/deal with the outcome. It showcases a little insight of the light and dark of one’s personality too in my opinion.You have set up a Pledge campaign for ‘Glass Army’, tell us more…
Yes! We are already over half way towards reaching our target. As it’s the debut album, we wanted it to be super special so have designed some one off Limited Edition vinyl’s, Glass Army Ration packs, T-Shirts etc etc. By going direct to the fan with these products and experiences, it’s a far more personal approach and ties in well with the Glass Army concept. #JOINTHEMARCH
How did you start your musical project?
Honestly, I don’t know how it began. I think I must have dreamt up this crazy idea of collaborating with an orchestra, rock stars, film composers and nerdy wizards… because I can’t actually recall where it all began for real. All I know was that I had a story to tell and the only way to put that across was by delving head over feet into one of the most challenging, epic and emotionally charged experiments of my life.
So much emphasis has gone into the ‘telling’ of this story and the building of ‘The Glass Army, that i’m sure there’s enough content there to turn it into a musical someday! Even the live shows are very theatrical and just as much a visual experience than musical. Now I just need to find that theatre producer and I’ll be all set. Ha joking… sort of!You picked up fans as diverse as Is Tropical and CREEP…how do you feel about it?
It’s nice. Just because the music we make isn’t the same, it doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate what’s going on in each others musical worlds. It’s refreshing and inspiring to know that when it comes to taking on new musical projects, us musicians are still open minded and excited about discovering and welcoming new + evolutionary styles.
If you had the chance to collaborate with anyone dead or alive, who would it be and why?
As different as his music currently is to mine, I would love to hook up with David Bowie. I imagine he would just be super down to earth, easy going and open to experimenting some. Working with such a beauty of a man can only add to the experience too. Bonus!
What kind of music do you listen to?
Arrrgh all kinds. Such a difficult question to answer when you have such diverse tastes, hence why I always struggle to answer the question on the kind of music I make… and what it is exactly. I’m constantly influenced by different genres (old and new) making it real tricky for me to stick to one particular style. My album has elements of classical, rock, dance, pop and electronica… so I guess I could tell you the music I don’t listen to to make it easier. Anything that lacks heart, soul or imagination i don’t have much time for.
Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
The next London show is actually the album launch on April 16th AND my birthday doo, so you should totally come to that. There will undoubtedly be cake too!
What are your fondest musical memories in your house?
Playing dress up with my cousin and putting on mini shows in our front room in front of the family. Our Abba medley was particularly memorable…
What’s coming next for you?
Well, with the album out April 14th between now and then we’ll be working on the live show and ready to tour in the spring. As well as this, I’m now back in the studio working on album #2.
By Fabrizio Belluschi ©FAMEMAGAZINE.co.uk