Q+A with experimental vocalist and producer Jasper Sommer
Jasper Sommer is an English musician, record producer, and singer-songwriter who released his emotionally charged new single, ‘We Could Rule The World’ on the 20 October 2023 via EFG Records Oy. The talented artist has already received mainstream publication support from the likes of COMPLEX UK and Earmilk, drawing comparisons to the likes of Four Tet and James Blake. Produced by Jasper himself, ‘We Could Rule The World ‘, has also already premiered and received support from notable tastemaker NOTION. We asked him some rapid-fire questions on his musical process and day-to-day activities.
Walk us through your creative process?
It mainly involves being free to experiment and play around with ideas, be it with vocal melodies or when producing. The occasionally finding that particular idea that you want to elaborate on and see where it leads.
What has been the most defining moment of your musical career?
I’d say finishing my latest EP. some of the songs were started years ago so it’s a big moment for me finally putting them out there in the world.
What equipment or software are you using the most?
Logic Pro, Maschine, Waves.. this is my go to set up but I want to play around with a lot more on the next projects.
Whats your performance setup looking like?
Honestly just the backing tracks with me enjoying myself singing my lungs out like I’m alone in my bedroom
Who are your biggest inspirations at the moment?
Lykke Li, Flying Lotus & EMMI IIDA
Whats your favourite way to pass the time? Any hobbies?
Painting when I get inspired too. Documentaries on aliens and such. Anything Rudolf Steiner related. I love skateboarding though I spend more time watching it these days due to old injuries. Football is making its way back into my life which is nice.
Whats next for you as an artist?
Collabs with some amazing artist and shows here, there and everywhere!