‘Take Me To The Moon‘ feat. Valeria Stoica is the first song from the forthcoming Ep ‘DRAMA- Act 2‘ to be released later this year. The album is a sequel to the much acclaimed ‘DRAMA – Act 1‘, which was released in 2020.
The new song ‘Take Me To The Moon‘ is stunningly cinematic. It leaves you, the listener, suspended in a dreamy, yet melancholic atmosphere from the first to the very last note.
CVLT: Growing up, was music always a big part of your life? Can you recall your first ever musical experience?
Kadebostany: When I was 14 years old I had two passions, skateboarding, and music.
I was thinking about a career in skateboarding but when I found out that 12-year-old skateboarders were better than me I decided to keep skateboarding as a hobby.
Music has always been a part of my life, my father was a radio technician in what was called in France “Radio Pirates”. Basically a long story short, it was a time when passionate people got together to broadcast music on the airwaves and so I found myself at 7-8 years old in these rather underground places surrounded by MCs, DJs. It was in the early ’90s and people were playing electro and hip-hop.
I knew right away that I wanted to spend my life surrounded by passionate people.
Who came up with the idea for such a collaboration? It was you that discovered Valeria’s stunning voice?
My career is full of diverse and varied collaborations.
I have collaborated with an Afghan singer, a Belarusian chamber orchestra, and many vocalists from all over the world.
The A&R label we work with in Romania asked me if I would like to try something with a singer from the Republic of Moldova. It was Valeria Stoica, I listened and I fell under the spell of her voice and her universe.
Do you have any habits when writing a song?
When I do writing sessions I propose instrumental compositions and sometimes vocal melodies. I play them to the person I collaborate with and when I feel a positive reaction we start working. The most important thing is to have fun and not to overthink. I often come up with a theme for the lyrics as well. My studio is full of sound gadgets that allow me to generate ideas and the unexpected. I’m looking for magic at all costs.
When listeners make their way through this song, what do you want to feel?
‘Take Me To The Moon’ was written 3 days before the first lockdown in Switzerland. It felt like something was going to happen on a global scale. You can feel that in the song but at the same time there is a touch of hope. You prepare for the worst but at the same time, you get hardened. I was also inspired by David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’. The desire to get out of the real world for a better world.
What do you hope to do with your art in the future? I mean, do you have any crazy schemes or goals?
My ultimate goal is to reach as many people as possible while remaining honest and authentic.
Kadebostany and the Kadebostany republic concept was born from a crazy idea to create an imaginary republic with the goal of offering good music. As time goes by there are more and more followers and I am very proud of this and it motivates me to go even further musically and visually.
How strictly do you separate improvising and composing?
I’m always looking for the “happy accidents” so I improvise all the time to provoke them. In the studio, I put myself in an uncomfortable position so as not to fall into easy and expected shots. Then I go through everything I have recorded looking for magic bits. And I turn them into songs.
Music has known a solid change once with the evolution and development of technology. How do you see this change given the fact that there where technology appears, the emotion may lose its course?
Technology has always influenced art and music. The violin was not invented to create symphony. It is the opposite! And this is true for any instrument. We are living in a wonderful period where, as creative people, we have an extremely developed palette of tools. Then we have to make the right choices. Just because a piano has 88 keys doesn’t mean you have to use them all.