I don’t have to spend ages agonising over the selection of every word right? No, instead I can just write about whatever comes into my head. This is my own blog. I’ve got loads of posts almost ready to go; great music to share but I’m holding back on doing so because the writing doesn’t quite feel right. I need to get over myself, right? People just read this to watch the videos… I should learn to be silent more.
Inner Tongue was scarily forced into silence. Can you begin to imagine how terrifying it must have been to be diagnosed with something where you could well lose your voice? Something that requires an operation and then months of silence? You’d get pretty contemplative.
“Until the first follow-up appointment,” Inner Tongue explains, “I hid myself in total silence in my apartment. I was totally depressed, and refused to write any music. But somehow I was drawn from my sofa to my piano, and tried to overcome my fear. So I decided to modify my musical focus temporarily by writing songs which could produce a melodic tension without vocals, but which featured the traits of forward-looking pop music. What emerged came from an entirely new perspective. It was as if someone had pressed a reset button on the musical identity I had of myself.”
Inner Tongue is from Vienna. I’m heading there in a couple of months to fulfil something on my bucket list of to do’s. For many, watching an Eurovision Song Contest will be a sad pursuit. The looks I’ll get from friends and colleagues when I declare my interest will be priceless. But, I really don’t care. Whilst in Vienna, I’ll be sure to explore the local music scene if it’s half as perfect as this electronic pop is.
Domino, domino, domino, domino. Who’s up for a game of tennis?. Easter Sundays don’t get better than this right? Enjoy your eggs.