In which I touched base with the mastermind behind Salvia Palth and Adore, 1996.
1. First off, what genre of music do you make?
I currently dabble in a number of genres like emo and bedroom pop. I find lyrics which are sad are the best lyrics to write, and luckily for me, they’re the ones that I find the easiest to write.
2. If you had to describe your music with a color, what would it be?
Black; yeah, I never left the phase.
3. What’s the biggest struggle you have when it comes to creating?
The biggest struggle I have as far as creating music is the access to recording equipment. Because of where I live, the scene for music isn’t massive. Like, only now I have been given the opportunity to go to a studio. I have so many songs lying around that I can’t make into something more purely because it’s so difficult to do on your own back.
4. If you could play any show in the world, what would it be?
Probably Glastonbury, it’s just the place I think I’d vibe out to the most.
5. What do you consider your biggest musical success?
I have no musical success, on the outside looking in but to me and the people who share my passion this whole project is a success and will definitely be a massive one.
6. What inspired you to start making music?
Just growing up being sad I’d listen to music, it has shaped me into the person I am today and once I realized I had the ability to not only sing but write meaningful words I felt like I had to do it.
7. If you could hear any person living or dead sing to you, who would it be?
That’s a tough question, to be honest. There are so many artists I would love to see live. If I had to choose one artist it would be 5591; his music completely influences me in my everyday life and I think it will continue to do forever.
8. Who, aside from any band or musician, is your biggest influence?
my biggest influences are the people in my life who are following their goals regardless what anyone else thinks about them. These are the people who have shaped me.
9. What’s your favorite book?
Watchmen. Best graphic novel ever written.
10. What do you like to do other than music?
I enjoy skateboarding with my friends, watching films and just generally goofing around.
11. Who is your favorite musical artist?
My favourite musical artist right now is Nick Heck of Dandelion Hands. That project was so beautiful and for the genre it completely made me look at music in a completely different perspective, the way to anyone else the songs sound garbage but to a person with an understanding of melancholy you can understand the beauty. My favourite artist of all time is Justin Furstenfel of Blue October. He and BO have gotten so many people through bad patches in their lives and the lyrics the come up with I can only dream of matching.
12. What’s one piece of advice you have for young musicians?
No one cares if you sound good. It’s all about the lyrics.
13. Lastly, what’s your lucky number?
- The most complete number for body and mind. Rest in peace Capital Steez.
You can follow Dylan on Instagram at @adore1996. Check out Salvia Palth and Adore, 1996 on iTunes and Spotify.