Interview: A Conversation with Regulus Red

Today we are talking to musician Regulus Red an international musician who is half Welsh and half Italian. Regulus previously trained as a dancer and an actor at Drama Studio London before heading to the music industry. Regulus has recently released his new single All For Himself which has a music video that was created with fans in lockdown via the hashtag #ArtinLockdown. I spoke to Regulus to find out all about it.

Hello Regulus tell us three unknown facts about yourself?

I used to be a professional pole dancer back in Italy, won a few amateur championships!

I speak four languages fluently which makes me quite proud!

Pop music will always be my number one love in this life

How did you get into music?

Music was always there with me, from a very young age. Some heartbreaks and lonely times around Europe had me realize music was more than a mere hobby and I got the courage to pursue it professionally after some spiritual research..

Who do you find your inspirations? 

Lady Gaga and Lorde are my number one inspirations. Without them, I wouldn’t know how to make pop music. The list is endless but I want to give you a few more: Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Mika, P!nk and Stromae.

Tell us all about your latest single All For Himself?

It’s a very personal song about anger, confrontation and ultimately release…

I researched and grabbed the synths from the 80’s and smashed them against modern pop-electronics sounds: it’s my favourite song from the EP!

I hope that anyone who listens to this track feels closer to me, to what I have inside: a loud, blazing fire.’

How long did it take to write the song? 

It took me a couple of hours, the production was done in 2 days!

What is your favourite song you have ever written and why?

I think my favourite song is Metallic Dreams, upcoming in my debut EP. It’s my darkest so far, it’s raw and explosive, I’m so excited to share it with you guys!

How do you go about writing lyrics? What inspires you?

As cliche` as it may sound, my life inspire me. Every experience, every conversation, every cry have taught me something, I then have fun creating a puzzle of lyrics and melodies..

What is the most challenging thing when it comes to producing a record?

I think it’s keeping the energy throughout the recording days, just like when you’re on set in front of a camera. Take after take might tire your voice or your body and you need to keep pushing really hard to create the best product you can.

Without them, I wouldn’t know how to make pop music...

Regulus Red

How do you warm up for a show?

 I have a few personal warm up tracks I found along the way, Jeff Rolka is one of my favourite Youtube channels in this matter. Go check him out!

Also let’s talk tour – will there be live shows coming next year?

There definetely will be. If the situation drastically change. For now, I am loving the live streaming sessions in my garden, I’ve just done my first and it was an intense experience (you know me, change of outfits, interlude, dancing..)

What is one of your favourite songs  to sing live? 

I think Ghoster: the track is dirty and angry and is perfectly arranged for my vocal range, it’s also “fun” to remember why I wrote it in the first place, being ghosted and all!

What is the toughest song to sing live and why?

Funnily enough it’s All For Himself. We have worked the song to fit my lowest and highest notes, both in the drop and in the bridge and I’m rehearsing every day to feel safe and steady when singing it, especially since during a live performance anything could go wrong. The singing technique HAS to be there!

I hope that anyone who listens to this track feels closer to me, to what I have inside: a loud, blazing fire…’

Regulus Red

Out site also is about improv – in a music sense, what have been some of your favorite improvised melodies that you have created and been able to use in songs and why?

I had a dream a few months ago, a UFO kidnapped me and whilst I was spiralling upwards, I heard this alien melody. I woke up and recorded it on my phone, I will tell you one day which bit of which of my songs it’s from! I loved the absurdity of this experience but instead of feeling fear, I allowed it and I’m grateful cause it’s a great bit

What are your plans for 2020 / 2021?

Keep working hard like never before

And finally why should people check out your music?

I want my listeners to dance, to feel, to cry, to react, to feel surprise and amusement, I want to cheer them up and take them to places they’ve never been before.. if this isn’t enough.. 😉

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