MISSIO Q&A: ‘A CONSTANT REMINDER TO BE LOOKING TOWARDS SOMETHING IN LIFE’

Matthew Brue AKA Austin-based Cinematic/Alt-Electro act Missio shares is convincingly far-reaching, pensive and dreamy self-titled EP ‘Missio’ (out 15.05.15).

This the wonderful & uncomplicated video by Rob Martinez, to accompany ‘I’ve Lost My Way’…

Why did you call your project Missio?

Missio derived from the latin word ‘Mission.’ I had it tattoo’d on my wrist as a constant reminder to be looking towards something in life and is one of those words I’l never part with.

Can you tell us something about your track (and video) ‘I Run To You’?

‘I Run to You’ is the most meaningful song I’ve ever written. It had to be the first release of Missio for that reason.

Tell us 5 things we should know about your self titled EP?

*The E.P. was written in a 1974 airstream trailer normally between the hours of 7pm and 5am.

*The water that the photo’s were taken in was freezing cold for majority of the shoot.

*I get asked all the time about a specific vocal part at the end of “Who Do I Think I Am” and what girl I had singing the part. I always have to awkwardly them that those are my vocal parts and there was not a girl that sang on the EP. Haha. They normally feel weird after that and it makes me laugh!

*There was a tone on my original demo of ‘I’ve Lost My Way’ that was lost in the process of moving studios. We spent 4.5 hours looking for this specific tone and to this day have never found it. To be honest though, I think we beat it with real guitar bowing.

*The chorus in ‘Monsters’ is my favorite part on the entire E.P. MISSIOYou played this year’s SXSW , how was it for you?

This was my first year as an official SXSW artist and it was really fun to experience the benefits of being an artist and getting a bunch of free gear from awesome companies. I was more so honored to be there as it was Missio’s first shows ever and it happened to be as official artists of the biggest music week in the United States.

Are you planning any live shows and what will they be like?

Right now, I’m working on a second EP and not focused too, too much on playing live…however, the goal is to do our first tour before the end of the year whether it’s in the states or the U.K.

Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

Biggest musical influences – Sigur Ros, Death Cab for Cutie, Sufjan Stevens, and Son Lux. Biggest non-musical influences – Jesus, Charles Spurgeon, C.S. Lewis, and Chef Gordon Ramsey. (I’ve watched every one of his t.v. shows. Haha)

If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?

If I had any pick of people to collaborate with it would be Lana Del Rey. Her music is dark, haunting, and cinematic which are three of my favourite elements in songwriting. I think as a team we could write some real music that speaks to people.

What do you have planned next?

As of now, the goal is to start recording this second E.P. and put my efforts towards that in the months to come.

@MissioMusic

By Fabrizio Belluschi ©FAMEMAGAZINE.co.uk