Behind the Music – DeCarteret

Irish neo soul/pop artist DeCarteret has released his new track, Trip me. We asked him the BIG questions. . .

The song follows his last track Luvseat and is taken from his first EP to be released at the end of May.

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Talk about Trip meDeCarteret says: “For this song, I wanted to experiment with using more instruments, specifically taking influences from traditional Irish music.

“I asked my close friend Tadhg Griffin to write some fiddle lines on the song, and I also asked him to create a bridge for me.

“It really completed the track, it’s a mix of neo-soul, pop, trad and classical music, it’s hard to label but I think it creates such an interesting texture and elevates a very pop chorus and song .

“Staying with that Irish theme – I was staying in Sligo with my family over Christmas, the aul guy who ran our B&B fell in love with our dog Billy, a border collie, and wanted to take him to his sheep to see how he would react.

“We sat there for 30 minutes and talked about his farm and his childhood. I thought his accent was so interesting, so I took out my phone and recorded what he was saying. It’s the voice of the ‘man you can hear in the song.’

Tell us three things about yourself?

Dogs are one of the three most important things in my life.

I have double jointed shoulders.

I can’t eat mushrooms but I force myself to try them because I really want to like them but then I just feel sick and it’s a slimy cycle.

How would you describe your music?

A mix of neo-soul, indie pop and a million other different things swimming around in my brain, it’s all made from a very deep, creative place in me and all the instruments you hear are written and recorded by my close friends.

What are your musical inspirations?

Mac Miller, Nai Palm and Ben Howard.

What was the first gig you went to and the first record you bought/downloaded?

The first real concert I attended was that of Ben Howard at the 3Arena, I cried a lot! And I’ll go with these CDs that my mom used to make for me, she’d burn a bunch of CDs for me with artists like Pink, Leona Lewis, and whatever was pretty common when I was a kid. I played them on my little CD player and on the Walkman I had.

What’s your favorite song right now?

Pool by Rémi Wolf and Still Woozy.

Favorite lyric of all time?

“Home is in Your Body”, by Nai Palm

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Homebodyby Nai Palm.

Where can people find your music/more information?

To verify my spotify for new releases.

And instagram for all my ads.

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