Home Independent Music Harry Kappen Talks “One Life” and Extra (Interview) – IndiePulse Music Journal

Harry Kappen Talks “One Life” and Extra (Interview) – IndiePulse Music Journal

Harry Kappen Talks “One Life” and Extra (Interview) – IndiePulse Music Journal


Dutch musician, Harry Kappen, launched his newest single, ‘One Life’, on December 1, 2023. This extremely anticipated single is the primary launch from his upcoming full-length album of the identical identify, which is ready to be accessible early this 12 months.

‘One Life’ is a heartfelt ballad that may resonate with listeners throughout this time of reflection and connection. In a world rife with battle and confusion, Harry’s craving for love, mild, and heat is a poignant reminder to embrace the current and cherish each second.

As an skilled multi-instrumentalist and producer, Harry has honed his craft through the years and is understood for his eclectic and numerous music fashion. Influenced by artists like David Bowie, Paul McCartney, and Radiohead, his music is a fusion of rock, funk, and pop.

Apart from his solo profession, Harry can also be a music therapist, utilizing his abilities to assist troubled youth and households deal with quite a lot of issues. His work has been lauded for its potential to make patterns audible and curable by way of the ability of music.

Congratulations in your chart-topping songs and upcoming album launch! Are you able to inform us a bit concerning the inspiration behind your new single ‘One Life’?

‘One life’ was created after 3 different singles, which had been a bit extra socially vital. I wanted a music that may deliver me a bit nearer to myself; my have to put the human relationship again on the heart as an alternative of speaking about struggle (Wargames), A.I. (Not all of us agreed), local weather change and complaining about all types of social points, with out taking a vital take a look at themselves (The liberty inside).

With over 360,000 hits on Spotify to your earlier singles, what do you assume it’s about your music that resonates with listeners?

I can solely guess, however I think that the problems I’m speaking about are shared by different folks as properly, they’re common points and it’ll due to this fact attraction to extra folks. After all, I additionally hope that the way in which I make music is recognizable to others. I’ve a musical baggage that dates again to the 70s, 80s, 90s, and past. Many listeners have the identical baggage and so my music is suitable and accessible to their ears.

As an skilled musician and music therapist, how do these two roles intersect in your work?

I work lots from improvisation. Improvisation is usually the start line of making a music, but in addition a vital software in remedy with my shoppers. There are similarities in that respect. Nevertheless it’s not that my experiences as a therapist have an effect on my musicianship. Reasonably the opposite means round; I’ve been making music for so long as I can bear in mind. So the ‘musician Harry’ has way more affect on the ‘therapist Harry’ than the opposite means round.

Your music has been described as eclectic, drawing from quite a lot of genres. Are you able to discuss your musical influences and the way they form your sound?

A lot music has been made and I don’t divide it into genres, however slightly into good and dangerous music. I can get pleasure from Bach’s St Matthew Ardour in addition to the most recent album by Knower or Motorpsycho. Through the years I choose up a little bit of every little thing apparently, I make it my very own, and I incorporate it into my music.

In relation to pop music, I do have my preferences. I really like how Paul McCartney writes his melody. I really like how Bowie makes use of his atmospheres and sounds and I really like the musicality of Bjork and Radiohead. After all that impacts me, however that occurs unconsciously, I don’t search for it. To be sincere, I don’t give it some thought that means both; it comes because it comes.

You will have labored with many Dutch pop bands as a producer. How does your method to producing differ when working by yourself music?

I make my very own music at house and due to this fact I’ve much more time to assume and attempt to play for that. Working as a producer requires much more focus and time performs a way more necessary function (time is cash, isn’t it?), then good preparation is crucial and so is being on the identical web page with the musicians. This additionally requires preparation, so that everybody is aware of prematurely the place they stand. That goes for the musicians in addition to myself. In each instances, you begin from the probabilities and strengths of the band or artist and attempt to serve them in addition to potential. I’m in favour of an open, clear collaboration, wherein everybody’s dedication is evident prematurely.

Your music usually addresses heavy themes like struggle, local weather change and confusion amongst folks. How do you stability these weighty matters with creating catchy and gratifying music?

I normally make the music first, the music is the start line. As well as, I’ve notebooks stuffed with textual content, concepts and matters and I comply with the information and opinions of on a regular basis life. The mix of the 2, music and lyrics, normally happens naturally. Typically changes are wanted to make textual content and music match collectively higher, however that’s the enjoyable a part of the method you’re in. It’s a puzzle that all the time has a contented ending. Through the years, I’ve had that (self) confidence. I assume it’s my expertise.

As a lecturer on a world grasp’s diploma in music remedy, what do you hope college students take away out of your teachings?

That they will belief their very own instinct and creativity with peace of thoughts. To do that, we improvise lots and let go of beforehand discovered conventions. Making music within the right here and now, reacting and connecting to a different (the consumer) is necessary in having the ability to observe music remedy.

Are you able to give us a sneak peek into what followers can count on out of your upcoming album ‘One Life’?

It’ll once more be an eclectic assortment of songs, starting from ballad to funk, from rock to extra dance-like. Some songs are a response to what I hear within the information, others are extra lighthearted. The present single with the identical identify because the album ‘One Life’ was launched in December and is doing very properly. Hopefully that’s a really promising signal for the album. Extra info may be discovered on www.harrykappen.nl.

In your opinion, how does music assist people deal with issues and join with others?

Music is emotion and with emotion comes music. Music can also be construction in time. That’s the ability of music. It interprets who you’re, what you wish to say, and it regulates your conduct. And on the similar time, you possibly can share it with others. By means of music you possibly can discuss feelings and emotions, with out having to speak about them. This can be a protected means for my shoppers (adolescent younger folks with usually low vanity) to specific themselves.

Private or relational issues turn out to be audible virtually instantly in making music with one another. In remedy we have now the development of these musical issues and on this means we work not directly on the issues of that consumer in a means that’s acceptable to the consumer.

What’s subsequent for Harry Kappen? Any thrilling initiatives or collaborations within the works?

Now let’s end the album. That’s my first precedence. Possibly there shall be one other single first, however I haven’t determined but. After that, I’m open to working with anybody who needs to. Moreover, making and recording music continues, I couldn’t stay with out it.



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