DIMIDIAE CHATS “BY MY SIDE”, SOCIAL MEDIA & PLANS FOR 2018 230

They say that re-invention can be beneficial for both body and mind. If that’s the case, then it’s probably safe to say that Dimidiae is feeling pretty good about himself right now. Having first established himself as an artist under the name Gabs Marco, the past few months have seen the 21-year-old re-emerge under a new name, and with a new song that packs quite an emotional punch. ThisIsTheLatest caught up with Dimidiae to find out all about his new name, his musical tribute to a dear friend called  “By My Side” and what the coming year has in store.

TITL: Please introduce yourself.

Dimidiae: I’m a 21-year-old solo rock artist lost in time without an affirmed origin or knowledge of my creator. I produce phonographic interpretations of human emotions to help listeners feel some of their most underlying feelings.

TITL: Have you always wanted to be a musician or did you have other ambitions growing up?

D: When I was exactly 4 years old, I told my 3-year-old cousin that one day I would become a famous rock singer, have tattoos all over and own a helicopter. So it’s definitely been my only career focus ever since I became a conscious being.

TITL: Which bands and artists have most influenced you over the years? Is there one in particular you might say you sound most similar to?

D: The first record ever given to me was one of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Ever since, I’ve been an immense fan of their works. They are one band who, in my opinion, only craft masterpieces. I have also dabbled in other bands along the scenes of grunge like Pearl Jam, Creed, Alice in Chains – but I’d like to think my sound is still unfamiliar.

TITL: What would you say is your unique selling point as an artist?

D: I identify myself as an emotional machine. I function like one. Like a machine, I am able to constantly reproduce work of a high standard and simultaneously improve. And with the emotional side, I am able to play with words to gently sweep my listeners into an array of goose-bumps and take them deep into the forbidden grounds of their inner-most emotions. So if consistency in quality and attention grabbing material is what the industry is after, they’ve got nothing to lose.

I tend to write songs that come to me in full, in my sleep. I am more open to energies in musical form as I also am one of the few musicians out there that faces a disorder known as Depersonalization Disorder which makes me feel like I’m always floating in a dream, with no grasp to my life’s timeline. I also am self-sufficient in the sense that I have picked up the skills of 2D animation for music videos and social media, and graphic designing for album covers/logos and so on.

TITL: You’ve recently reinvented yourself as Dimidiae, but prior to that you had a 7 year career under the name Gabs Marco. What did those years teach you about yourself and the industry, were there any standout moments, and why did you feel that now was the right time to start again, so to speak?

D: Yes, that’s correct – Dimidiæ meaning ‘Half’ in Latin, which to me represents my feeling of only being half human – referring to my depersonalization disorder – and is also represented by my left eye being whited-out for a clear view of inner nothingness, inexistent. Gabs Marco, on the other hand, was completely different. In those 7 years, it was all about preparing myself for this higher level of myself: Dimidiæ.

I participated in initial line-ups of some bands that are signed and touring today, like Savage Messiah (Metal) and Vambo (Classic Rock). I had the pleasure of getting offered recordings at the same studio Adele recorded her album 21. Overall having an insight of everything it takes, all the stresses, depression, euphoria, strain and happiness that came with this career that was assigned to me at birth.

I don’t see Dimidiæ as a new start, as much as I view it as a continuation to my musical energy, like a mother doesn’t get a new start by giving birth to her son. She gets to continue her bloodline, let that continue to live and spread around the world.

TITL: You lost a close friend in October and your upcoming single is your dedication to him. What can you tell me about the track and just how hard was it for you to write?

D: The order of the song being written was very odd to me. I randomly entered a very steep moment of sadness at night and got the urge to write a song. Within 5 minutes I had the full song written on guitar. Following 5 minutes the lyrics flew into my head, and I instantly got worried that something was wrong as the lyrics sounded like they were speaking to me from someone who had passed. As if they were requesting I write those things. I wasn’t in control whatsoever. Within hours I found out about the death of my great friend Alexander. I initially didn’t think it would be appropriate to release the song. However, after showing it to his widow – she told me that this song has to be spread and heard; it’s what’s left of him along with his son.

TITL: Would you agree that making music has helped ease the pain of losing your friend? Has it been and is it a form of therapy for you, as it is for many others?

D: This track, especially in the outro, I feel has been able to adequately represent a rite of passage. It softly embraces his soul into the peace he deserves. Once I shared to a few people what this song means to me, a lot of people said this song actually helped them deal with thoughts towards their lost loved ones. Alex’s widow actually thanked me, crying on the phone – telling me how this track was a key to letting her feel what she tried not to feel. Getting it out and dealt with so she can continue to take care of their child. This is what music means to me, not a quick buck – it’s to get people to fill their voids. Feel more than ever. I owe it to the planet I share with all of you.

TITL: Have you started work on an EP or album yet?

D: I have invested a lot in past recordings as Gabs Marco, and this is my only release as Dimidiæ, so this time – instead of over releasing content without any set marketing strategy, I’m hoping to grab as much attention as possible with this track, before recording an EP. I also believe that for independent, unsigned artists there is no point recording full albums anymore as people are more captivated by singles and EP’s due to their release frequency. I am also contacting a select few relevant labels to see what I could get going for a more impactful future release.

TITL: Are there any bands or artists you’d like to write or collaborate musically with, or are you happier just doing your own thing?

D: I would absolutely love to write a track someday with Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Birdy as I really like her vocal tone and deep lyrics. Before his death, it was my dream to write with David Bowie. I have always wanted things to work out as a full band, but as that hasn’t been the case, I’m quite happy continuing a solo career with some collaborations here and there.

TITL: Given that you’ve already had a seven year career in the industry, which it can be argued is longer than many of your counterparts, do you ever feel any pressure to do as well, if not better, this time around?

D: I entered Dimidiæ at the time he was needed. Dimidiæ has a handful of better music waiting to be blessed and spread by the right hands. The pressure is huge at this stage, but not so much because of the 7 years. To me the 7 years was like being in school, learning so that one day I’d be prepared for the adult life. However, the 7 years have included higher pressure due to the fact that I now have a son.

TITL: How do you feel about social media and how important to you is it that you’re able to connect with music fans and followers on a more personal level rather than just via a song for instance?

D: Social media has helped me immensely in many ways. It’s great to know that some artists don’t even need to be gigging anymore to be discovered. A simple video online can get you up the hard and splintered ladder of success. I love connecting to fans although I also feel social media is definitely the hardest part of the business to keep going for me.

TITL: What advice would you give to anyone looking to launch a music career? Is there any advice you were ever given that you still look back on and think about today?

D: Unfortunately, I’ve never had anyone around me, or a musician in the family to give me advice in this field. Either way, I know for sure that anyone wanting to follow this path, firstly should try to understand if it’s a hobby or if it’s your driving force. David Ackbert once wrote an article that stuck with me for life, he said how musicians face more rejection on a daily basis than most people in a lifetime. Whilst your friends are out there reaching the life milestones of settling down with a family, a stable job, house and a dream car, most of the time you’ll be somewhere in between – stuck and feeling under-achieved.

However, the feeling you get of pouring your soul to your audience, connecting to humans in such a captivating and deep way is worth a thousand lifetimes. So make sure you know if this is the life you want, and that you love this more than your own life – because it will be a hell of a roller-coaster.

TITL: Finally then, what does 2018 have in store for you? Where would you like to see yourself a year from now?

D: 2018 holds plenty of new written material. 2018 will be a year where I will make sure people from Europe and the Americas will start to recognise the name Dimidiæ. I plan to get in as many featured articles as physically possible, release an official music video for the “By My Side” single and start touring. Get myself heard on radios and get the streaming numbers going up. Now, I’d like to thank everyone who’s had the patience to read about the journey of my career and my different ways of viewing life.

You can check out “By My Side” below and to keep up to date with Dimidiae, you can follow him on Twitter.

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TOMO MILICEVIC DEPARTS THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS 49

In an announcement that many fans had suspected was coming for some time, Tomo Milicevic, the guitarist for US rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars since 2003, took to Twitter last night to announce he had left the group. The 38-year-old posted a heartfelt message that began:

“There’s really not an easy way to say it so I thought, just say it. I am no longer with Thirty Seconds To Mars.”

His post went on to single out his now former band-mates and he expressed his gratitude to them, adding:

“…thank you to Jared and Shannon for allowing me the privilege to be a small part of their dream…I’ll cherish the moments we had together.”

The message also addressed the fans, asking that they:

“…please don’t be sad or angry over this…” and calling for them to:

“Remember something very important, this band brought us ALL together…me included.”

You can read Milicevic’s full post below.

Milicevic hadn’t played with the band since leaving their current tour in March, with the official Thirty Seconds To Mars Twitter account posting the following on the 16th of the month:

Moments after Milicevic made his announcement, fans of the band, collectively known as the Echelon, flooded the social media site with messages of support for the guitarist, many of the tweets ending with the hashtag #ThankYouTomo. You can read just a few of them below.

Remaining and founding members of the band Jared and Shannon Leto have yet to comment on Tomo’s departure from the band and are part way through the US leg of their Monolith Tour, in support of latest album America.

 

COLE BRADLEY CHATS NEW TUNE “HAPPY HOUR” AND TOUR PLANS 49

Inspired by artists such as Kenny Chesney and having opened for Thomas Rhett, Cole Bradley has always had a passion and affinity for country music, and now, thanks to releases such as his new single “Happy Hour”, he’s well on his way to being a real star of the genre in his own right. ThisIsTheLatest caught up with Cole to talk song-writing, dream shows, and his ambitions for the next six months and beyond.

click TITL: First of all, who exactly is Cole Bradley?

Cole Bradley: Great place to start! I am a country singer-songwriter from Calgary, Canada, who currently lives in Nashville, TN. I love to have a good time, live everyday like it’s my last and put out music that hopefully people can connect with.

http://www.jogadores.pt/?efioped=mujer-de-60-busca-hombre&4e4=56 TITL: When did you first realise you wanted to make music a career?

CB: I’ve always loved performing and songwriting but the moment I realized that I wanted to pursue a career in country music was when I was twelve years old. It was when I heard my first Kenny Chesney record and I was mesmerized by the way Kenny was able to make people feel through his songs. From that moment on, I wanted to be like Kenny and create music that everyday people could relate to.

recherche un bon site de rencontre gratuit TITL: Which three artists or bands would you say you’ve been and are most influenced/inspired by?

CB: Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks, and Darius Rucker would have to be the top three country artists that inspire me. The reason being is that their songs tell the best stories. Their music makes people feel something!

download dating ariane android TITL: What impact do they have on the music you make?

CB: Obviously, Kenny’s beach influence has impacted me in my song writing but ultimately, these three artists make me want to write better songs and push myself to new heights. In my opinion, Brooks, Chesney, and Rucker set the bar when it comes to releasing new and interesting songs, so my hope is that one day I can be on their level.

http://metodosalargarpene.es/ebioer/561 TITL: Where or how do you most often find inspiration for your songs?

CB: My best inspiration comes from real life experiences. I need to live my songs! If I can “live” and experience different things every day, that’s where I’ll find inspiration and that creates the best songs.

go TITL: Tell me a little about your new single “Happy Hour.” Where did the idea for the track come from?

CB: The idea came from my first year of university in Canada. Every Thursday night my friends and I would huddle into my dorm room and we would play a game called “Power Hour” where each of us would do a shot of beer each minute for 60 minutes straight. We had a ton of fun to say the least! In the end, the song is all about just enjoy a few drinks with your best pals and getting into some fun afterwards!

http://penizeamy.cz/friopre/4287 TITL: Are there any tour dates/performances coming up?

CB: You bet! We have some shows planned for CMA Fest in Nashville this weekend. After that we have some real fun shows planned in Western Canada over the course of the summer as well as a few US dates that haven’t been announced just yet.

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CB: Obviously, Kenny Chesney and Garth Brooks would have to be at the top of that list as they are my heroes! From the past, if I was a sixties kid I would want to hang with The Beatles – “Penny Lane” was one of the first songs I ever listened to and probably inspired my love for singing. Is there any band more legendary than them?

site rencontre personnes mariГ©s gratuit TITL: What has been the nicest thing someone has so far written or said about you, and what would be the ultimate compliment someone could give you?

CB: Wow, great question! I think some of the best compliments I have received are from people who have been following my career from the very start. Just to hear those people say that “you get better every time I hear you” or  “you’ve grown as an artist” is such an affirmation that I’m on track. The ultimate compliment someone could give me is that my songs helped them in a tough time or that one of my songs made them think of a special memory. For me, if someone tells me that they relate to my music and connect with it – that’s the ultimate compliment in my books.

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CB: Social media is a great platform for artists. It has never been easier to build a brand, release new music and build an audience. Social media engagement is huge in helping an artist grow their fan-base. If you can master the art of having great communication with your fans – I believe you will find success. It’s hard to say if there is such thing as “too much of a presence” but I believe if you have quality content and your personality shines through then I think you are doing the right thing.

TITL: Finally then, what does the rest of the year in store for you and where would you like to see yourself five years from now? What do you want to tick off your bucket list?

CB: For the rest of the year, my plan is to keep building my audience, touring in new markets and improving my craft. I think if I can keep improving on my live show, songwriting and in the studio as well as making new fans then I’ll be very happy. My main goal is to able to share my music with as many people as possible and if I can have a career in the next five years where I am still making a living playing music – then that’s a huge win in my books!

Check out Cole Bradley’s latest track “Happy Hour” below and for more information on him and his music, visit his website, give his page a like on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.