SONGBROKER ARTIST PROFILE: Q & A with Sal Valentine
When did you realise you wanted to make music?
I can't precisely zero-in on the exact moment that it all started making sense to me, but I've known from a very young age that if music could produce all these fucked up wonderful feelings inside me, then surely I could give that back to someone else eventually, right? Right?
Name two major musical influences and why?
Blink 182 and Tool. Thanks for teaching me about the relative benefits of composition length.
What do you find most challenging about the creative process?
Commencement, Development, Troubleshooting, constant need for coffee, the onset of loathing self doubt, acknowledging your creation once complete, upholding respect for it thereafter - all of it really.
What do you want people to take away from your music?
Emotion. People talk about emotion like they're always referring to sadness, but I'm talking about the full spectrum. The fact that someone's music elicits an emotional response in you is a fantastic thing. Wallow/revel in it m8.
What’s in the pipeline for 2016?
I have a lot of songs, I'd like to record an album. Give me $$$ pls.