Tell us everything will need to know about you.
Bearoid is the electronic pop project by Dani Belenguer, singer and producer born in Valencia but based in Barcelona.
A project originated with the vision of approaching the club music to home speakers, as well as filling with color and energy all dance floors, festivals, and music venues. It’s about an intimate journey, where the personal life of the writer is printed with honesty in each of the songs, fears, dreams, states of mind, real stories, or fictional ones based in reality.
The songs cover different styles, incoherence to the mood of the moment of creation, but always with a strong influence from soul, disco, R&B as well as indie dance and house. Bright and very present melodies, with a hint of melancholy, but conceptualized to dance and make the heart go faster.
State your favorite genre of music and your reason.
Electronic R&B, because it’s soulful and colorful, could sound at the early hours of a club; it makes me want to close my eyes and dance.
Tell us your experience as a musician.
I’ve been playing music since I was 12 years old, but I’ve evolved a lot since. I used to listen to Arctic Monkeys and Blink 182 an awful lot, but now I like way more black music, house, hip hop, etc. I started playing guitar, then I went into singing, and a few years ago I started making beats. I’ve been preparing myself to go solo and not depend on anyone.
Tell us the theme of your song.
All my relationships have involved distance at some point. I started living with my girlfriend but she had to go back to where she’s from, although we still wanted to work it out. People are somewhat afraid of distance, but I’m a regular, and although I can’t say I enjoy distance I’m optimistic and looking forward to pushing it through. This is not forever, this happens for a temporary reason, and love withstands distance with hope, tenderness, and a little help from both parts.
Name the people behind your success and thank them on this platform.
Joan S. Luna, the first person in the music industry to trust in me.
Pau Paredes, as my music guru and producer.
Innercut, as my producer.
Tell us about your future goals.
Make an LP.
Play in another continent.
Try to live out of music for a whole year.
Go into detail about your opinion on religion and politics.
I’m not religious but I believe in love and interconnection between everything. Regarding politics, you could say I’m more left-wing.
Elaborate on how you think your music is inspiring your fans.
I’m trying to send love and a little bit of thinking in everything I do. I think love is the solution to almost anything that is troubling us every day.
Explain the changes you have observed so far in the music industry.
Everything is going towards Spotify, it is going to be the big player of the year.
State the artists you cherish most and your reason.
The Beatles, because their songwriting was perfect in every way. Radiohead, because of the way it complements my sadness and dark moments. Kaytranada because of how it got its unique sound and everyone around is trying to copy him.
Give us the links to your social network and stores.
Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics.
I usually have an idea in mind of what it will be about. Then I try some melodies that fit in the bit singing gibberish. Then I try to make the words fit and make sense.
Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists or just singing as a solo artist.
I work alone usually because this way I work fast and towards where I want to but I love collaborations.
Brief us your opinion on making music that makes people dance or making the kind of music with a genuine message that inspires them.
I don’t have an opinion; every kind of music is needed. I think, however, that when you carry a message it is a big responsibility and sometimes there are risks.
Discuss the impact of a Performing Rights Organization.
As an institution, at least in Spain, it is often ruled by the interests of the richer few. It is something you can’t run away from if you want to get royalties from radios, TVs, concerts, etc.
Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation.
Sometimes I start with a drum beat and sometimes with a couple of chords from the keyboard. Then I try to get more into detail, some bass lines here, percussion… When the foundation is ready I try some melodies with my voice or a synth or something.
Go into detail on the recording process of this song.
I started with the intro, the vocal chops from Destiny’s Child – “Independent Women”, and then the keyboard chords.
Afterward the chorus which came really easily to me. When I started with the verse, I knew I wanted something kind of singing rap, I never did anything like that before so that’s where I got stuck most.
Discuss your music performance.
When I play live I come with a small band (drummer and guitar/bass player), I play the keys and launch the rest of the tracks that can’t be played. I try to give all my energy to the crowd so I’m always dancing, yelling, and inviting people to dance.
Tell us how you will rate yourself as an artist.
I don’t think I’m a genius, but I find it hard to see any competition in Spain, and that makes it difficult to improve every day. I know I have some flaws, I’m somewhat impatient, but I think I see the improvement song after song.