Space Discovery: Bonze
Welcome back to another Space Discovery!
Get ready Space Traveller, today you’ll be introduced to an exciting new artist from the UK called Bonze. He just released a new song called Self, together with a dystopian music video you absolutely need to watch.
Bonze, reminds a lot of the sound design of artists like Nine Inch Nails, and Chemical Brothers. Although the instrumentation has an undeniable dark theme, this is mixed with a more soothing voice and oriental-ish lead in the chorus which makes the track extremely catchy, while keeping its mystery and melancholic vibes.
It is really easy to feel sympathetic with the lyrics and song’s theme. Today’s life makes us all feel disconnected from each other and makes us crave instant gratification.
Self is a song with a pretty deep meaning, describing a person searching for his true self and personal realization. The lyrics may mimic a personal dialogue with your own self, trying to avoid self-victimhood. As Bonze says: “Don’t Blame it on your Mother … You’re your own Salvation”.
Bonze is now touring with the band Dutch Criminal Records, and you can catch him tomorrow in London, as well as other UK cities in the next few days. Check out here for tickets.
We had a very funny chat with Bonze as well, and below you can read the interview we did with him. A perfect introduction to this very talented artist.
Welcome to Space!!
Congratulations on your new release “Self”! Briefly present yourself to our Space Travellers!
Hi I’m a solo vocalist and artist called ‘Bonze’ and I mainly write / produce alt-pop. I’m currently writing my debut album ‘Self’ with a gig in 2 days to support my recent Single, also called ‘Self’.
What’s the story behind your latest release?
‘Self’ is the title-Single from my debut album. The reason for choosing this as the lead Single is because it sets the scene for the album narratively, as well as sonically. The song has a duality, it’s not only an autobiographical monologue/statement to myself about handling my own issues, but it’s also a point to the listener about relying on yourSELF instead of relying on the instant-gratification nature of western society to solve inner psychological pain.
What are your plans for the future?
Write the album, release about 6-9 Singles in prep for the album and hopefully then tour / write the second album. I would like to create my own ‘world’ that has its own vibe that people can connect with. I’d like to get as many listeners as possible but also hold my integrity whilst doing so; I live for the process of writing and performing and simply hope to be able to continue doing that to the best of my ability with a substantial following.
If you had a time machine, in which era would you travel and which kind of music would you bring with you in the past?
I would go back to the Tudor-era and show Henry the 8th what Blue Monday by New Order sounds like. He’d probably think I’m a witch and have me killed but it’d be worth it to see the horror on his face when those synths come in during the intro.