I’ve been listening to a lot of music since I can remember. As a child, I used to copy my favorite songs from bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gorillaz, Radiohead, and Coldplay onto my mp3 player. Over the years, my love for music grew – at the age of 15, I picked up the guitar and, imitating my idol, John Frusciante, began to create my own amateur mini-compositions. Strangely, it never occurred to me to go to music school, after high school I went to study engineering. I felt that this was not “it” – so I dropped out of college and devoted myself to music. After several intense years spent producing music, I collected a lot of tracks that I decided to release in some way.
In 2019, I started cooperation with the Gdańsk-based independent music label Seagull Ross. The spark that had been smoldering for a long time now lit the fire and motivated me to work – I started writing even more lyrics and music. From the sketches and ideas, I have selected the best ones that found their place on my debut mini-album. The songs on “Boil” were created one at a time and only after some time, I noticed that they have something in common. The EP starts quite nostalgic, but rather happily. It’s an attempt to accept and love yourself. I think that if you have a lot of love for yourself, you can also give it to another person, which is what the second part of the album is about.
The title struggle has accompanied me since 2018 when I felt a strong need to create my own music. Despite the lack of musical background and simultaneous work in a corporation, my passion for what I do is still growing.
“Struggles” is a collection of feelings and memories for me. It’s about facing my weaknesses, discovering my sensitivity, and having an honest conversation with the child I still have in me. The emotions that accompanied me in my youth have only now found an outlet in the form of this album.
The lyrics and music for the album were written for two years, and there were several versions of all the songs. The self-ironic “Clown“; the grotesque “Let’s Play” that touches my computer game addiction; contrast with the nostalgic “Memories“, “Stick Around“, “Growing Up” and the emotional “Don’t Turn Around“. My mentor, Maciej Milewski, who believed in this material as much as I did, helped me in the production.