Discuss your personality.
Dreamer, creative, my moods change a lot from hour to hour. I’m hard working and VERY passionate about stuff I love (especially music).
Brief us about you as a musician.
I’m a multi-instrumentalist. My main instrument is the guitar; I also play percussion, keyboards. I love to use electronic production tools, loopers, drum machines. Mostly I try to be original in everything I do!
Go into details on what has changed in your life for choosing music as a career.
I get to create for a living. I’m grateful for that every single day, even when there’s instability. I am free and I share my passion with people. It’s the greatest gift.
Tell us the benefits and drawbacks of choosing music as a career.
Benefits: Freedom of creation, make people feel good, let myself be inspired, and inspire others. I get to tour and travel; collaborate with wonderful human beings.
Drawbacks: our industry has crashed and it’s harder to make money than it was before. For me, it’s the only drawback!
Tell us how you will manage fame as an established artist.
I’ll see you when I get there. So far, so good.
Elaborate on the storyline of this song.
“Escaliers Dorés” is a song about sensuality, inspired by tantric concepts and the symbolism of the snake.
Tell us the means of connecting you and purchasing your music online.
Let us know the greatest moment of your music career.
Every time I create a new song, it’s one of the greatest moments.
Working on my new album with Joey Waronker in Los Angeles (drummer for Beck, Roger Waters).
Touring Europe with Half Moon Run.
Opening for Toro Y Moi in Toronto.
Tell us the highest amount of money you have ever received from your music career and how it happened.
I wrote a song for the film “Starbuck” which became a #1 at the Box Office in Canada and was distributed to 26 countries. The song “Quelque Part” won a GENIE award for “Best Original Song” and generated lots of revenue.
Discuss your experience pertaining to live performances, gigs, shows, and tours.
I love touring, playing in front of people, discovering new cities and countries. The schedule is sometimes difficult and exhausting, but I enjoy it.
Tell us how you interact with your fans.
I’m very close to my fans. I try to answer EVERY message I receive and I hope I can keep doing so for a long time. I value the people who love my music; thanks to them; I’m able to continue doing this as a career.
Tell us what you will like to change if you have the chance to turn back the hands of time.
I wouldn’t change anything. No regrets.
Tell us the most important people that have boosted your music career and how you met them.
My producer/musical partner Seb Ruban has worked on all my projects.
My label Indica and my manager Franz Schuller, for working with me for so many years.
The team at Indepreneur helped me to develop the online side of my music business.
Brief us on what you have in mind before considering music as a career.
I was a full-time snowboarder on the semi-pro circuit of the half-pipe and big air. Then I had to stop because I injured myself. Then I studied to become a sound engineer and I was working as an assistant in recording studios.
Discuss your good and bad experience in life.
I believe I am responsible for my happiness, so I try to live with good values, be open to the people who surround me, notice the opportunities when they present themselves, and open my heart to live to the fullest.
Name the artists that have influenced the world.
Tell us about your moment of rejection as a musician and how you are able to cope and move on.
I don’t really care as long as I believe in what I do. I focus on my intuition and the positive stuff.
Tell us the most negative comment you have ever received about your music.
Some people think my voice is annoying (I know I have a special voice!).
Elaborate on the recording process of this song.
I worked from my studio in Montreal with producer Seb Ruban. We also recorded a drummer and a keyboard player for additional sounds and vibes. It was fun and effortless (it’s not always the case!).
State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.
Caracol. It means “snail” in Spanish. This nickname was given to me by a Krishna monk who became my friend while on a backpacking trip to Europe. I had all my possessions in my backpack that’s why he gave me that name.
State the title of the song and the meaning.
“Escaliers Dorés” means “The Golden Stairway”.
State the title of the album and the reason for picking the title.
EP Title: “Les Yeux Transparents” (Transparent eyes) –
Because it’s 100% honest and authentic. I’m not afraid of people seeing through me anymore.