The overall message behind Future Love is the idea that we all live, love, learn, fuck up and live again. As long as we all strive to be the best version of ourselves as possible, then we’re doing it right. There’s become this culture of viciously attacking people online after they’ve been caught doing something illegal or immoral. As if society has taken it upon themselves to become the moral police or something. It’s like, no shit, we all make mistakes, it’s part of life and the people feeling the need to anonymously slander a stranger on twitter for getting caught doing cocaine at a baseball game or something, need to get over themselves and worry about their own shit. Our mentality is…fuck it, we’ve smoked it, we’ve drank it, we’ve stolen some shit and we’ve hurt some feelings and we’ve learned a lot in the process. Stop judging other people for living their lives and focus on your own.
“This book is my way of going back through my childhood, my music, my romances, my marriage … and trying to make sense of it all,” Simon says in a statement. “I’ve been working on it for so long that it feels like my third child … but now it’s time to send that child out in the world. It’s one of the most frightening – and exciting – things I’ve ever done.”-Carly Simon
The memoir recalls a childhood enriched by music and culture, but also one shrouded in secrets that would eventually tear her family apart. Simon brilliantly captures moments of creative inspiration, the sparks of songs, and the stories behind writing “Anticipation” and “We Have No Secrets” among many others. Romantic entanglements with some of the most famous men of the day fueled her confessional lyrics, as well as the unraveling of her storybook marriage to James Taylor.
Today we go behind the figment of imagination and discover: Rok Predin, a London based animation Director obsessed with visual story telling. His most recent work is The Rolling Stone’s lyric video for the acoustic version of, ‘Wild Horses.’
Home is where your story begins, would you tell us a bit about yours?
If I am honest I don’t know where to geographically locate my home. I guess I am at home where ever the people I love happen to be. I grew up in a country that doesn’t exist anymore [Jugoslavija] and after that I moved around quite a but. Our small family now currently resides in London, but occasionally we do visit our relatives in Slovenia.
How did Animation find you?
I always love animation, but I really got into it when the computers caught up with technology or better yet when I bought my first PC. That was shortly after I finished my Degree in Fine Art. I was earning my living as a musician back then.
The self-titled debut Album is a pivotal composition of being on the flip side of a relationship. One doesn’t always understand until you have been there, but you have to push on and this album works through all emotions: sad and true. We don’t always know where to begin, but through sorrow is born great things and this was meant to happen to promote a heart work, relatable, and groundbreaking entrance.
At the end of the day isn’t this what music is all about: Picking yourself up, getting lost, and resonating with what feels right.
Midnight Pilot’s music just feels right.
Home is where your story begins, tell us a bit about yours?
Midnight Pilot: Grant, Kris and Kyle’s families all have original roots in the Pacific Northwest, specifically Seattle. Although we all moved to Iowa at a VERY young age (in fact some of us weren’t even born yet), we still have a piece of Seattle in our hearts. Grant, Kris and Kyle all grew up in Iowa for the early part of their life and then moved to Michigan in elementary school. Holland, Michigan has really been home for us for quite some time. We love it there. It is a beautiful part of the country filled with a bunch of quality people. We still frequently visit our families and friends there as well as playing some local shows. Meanwhile, Dustin, our keyboard player, spent his life in Grand Junction, CO. Very different from Holland, MI but still incredibly beautiful and also filled with amazing people. In 2013-2014 the entire band moved to Nashville, TN to get Midnight Pilot going on the right foot. It has proven to be a great choice for us, and we love it here.
How did, ‘Midnight Pilot’ and the name come to be?
Midnight Pilot: We actually have been playing music together for a very long time under a different name (Ringer T). When we relocated to Nashville, TN we decided that a name change would be a good way for us to kind of kick start this new beginning. After a crazy amount of time and energy spent going through name after name, Grant finally came across a World War II book called “Flyboys” where these fighter pilots where actually called “Midnight Pilots.” We liked the sound better of dropping the “s” and so we went with Midnight Pilot. Our look kind of has that retro feel to it and the sound reminds us of cruising… So we thought the name fit us well. Grant Geertsma sings, writes the songs, and plays mainly guitar. Kyle Schonewill plays Lead guitar as well as keys, trumpet, and percussion. Kris Schonewill plays Bass guitar. And Dustin Wise plays Organ and other key parts. We are currently in between drummers.
The self-titled debut lay it all on the table: Take us behind the creation of the Album and the heartbreak that cleansed your soul.
Grant: The inspiration behind the album was to really create something we felt fulfilled us musically. We have been making records for very long time and this one is kind of a culmination of the past decade of work we’ve done.