Unsigned Interviews were lucky enough to get in conversation with emerging Egyptian artist, Music Theory, before the release of his latest single ‘Down The Aisle’.
When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
I started writing music when I was about 9 years old. My first song was about 7 lines. It was about a ball rolling down the street 🙂 I was a very shy person growing up. Writing music put me up when I was feeling down. It helped me release my thoughts and dreams, that I usually couldn’t share. I could be whoever I want in this make-believe world that I create whilst writing. As I grew up, I also wrote about my experiences and emotions.
My inspiration was all those singers that I grew up listening to. Their ability to make me cry, feel loved or pumped up through their songs was amazing. I wanted to have that effect on people. My dream is to touch people’s hearts.
Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
I grew up in the eighties and the nineties. I listened to mainstream music. Michael Jackson, REO speedwagon, Sublime, REM, Oasis, NKTOB, Boys 2 Men, Phil Collins, Bon Jovi, Stock Aitken Waterman, Pet Shop Boys, etc.
I could write an endless list. It was always about the song, not the artist. I always listen to mix tapes, never albums.
I believe that everything I hear influences me.
How long have you been playing/writing?
About 30 years. However, my song “Down The Aisle” is my first professional release.
How often do you play live?
I never played professionally, yet. I plan to do that in the near future, at a certain point.
What has been your favourite moment in music?
Band Aid. USA for Africa. It was inspiring and extraordinary. Music can heal and connect the world.
Where is the best place to find you online?