Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Loïc Nottet: I just want to sing as better as I can and share something with the audience

Time for me to post an interview with one of the most interesting entries of 2015!  Here are the answers of LOÏC NOTTET:
Name: Loïc 
Birthday: 10 abril 1996 
Height: I don’t know my height  
Favorite color: black 
Favorite food: pizza
3 things that makes you happy: Sia, music in general and my bed (laugh) 
What’s your strangest talent? I see colors in my head. I associate memories, songs, etc. with colors. For example, for the 5th grade of school I see the color gold and brown.  
Home alone and you're bored. What do you do? I write music and I watch movies or Youtube videos to inspire me.
What is the strangest thing you have in your room?  I have a coat hanger hanged on the ceiling. 
What are you really good at? I don’t really know because I don’t usually like what I do. 
Childhood idol: M Pokora  
Childhood memory: my dog Pongo, a dalmatian.
Tell me something no one knows about you: I love to eat my dinner at breakfast time.  
What would you do if you were invisible? I think I would visit my idols.  
Craziest thing you've ever done: When I was a child (I think I was 8 ) I drove my mum’s car and I couldn’t stop it. She was running behind me and shouted a lot.
Favorite movie: Burton’s Alice in Wonderland 
Favorite TV series: ”American Horror story” and “Shameless”. 
Tell me a super power you wish you had:  Teleportation
What's your favorite part of your body? I don’t know
What is your guilty pleasure? McDonald's
Name a song that never fails to make you happy: Mark Ronson feat Bruno Mars Uptown funk.    
How would you describe yourself as an artist?
I am Loïc Nottet, I am 18 years old. I am a perfectionist. Maybe too much. I am someone that is ambitious and who likes challenges and who doesn’t like to lose challenges and fights. I mean I am not going to be happy if I lose my own project, if I mess my song or my video or my performance. I don’t want to lose challenges against myself. I am not someone that likes competitions, I don’t care about that. I just want to sing as better as I can and do my work like I want and share something with the audience and just have fun.

What did you learn from your experience at "The Voice Belgique"?
I learned a lot about the cameras and the way to move with it. I also learned to sing with real musicians! It was amazing and very interesting!

Now let’s talk about Eurovision, how did it all begin?
I finished second at “The Voice Belgique”. After that I signed my contract with Sony Music. And one day in August I think the RTBF (the national French speaking broadcaster) contacted Sony Music to know if I was interested in participating at the ESC and after that Sony called me. At first I didn’t say yes right away. I said “ok I have to think about it”. I thought a lot about it because I was a completely new artist without songs, style, or pictures, without anything and I wanted to be sure we had time enough to do everything we had to do. That’s why I didn’t said yes directly.
"Rhythm Inside" is the title of your song, what’s the story behind it?
I was alone in my room around midnight something like that and I just begun to play with my piano and suddenly I found cool chords. Then I tried to sing on it and I found the melody of “Rhythm Inside” and the song was born like that.
I knew that I wanted to talk about what hurts me. I really take care about equality so I just wanted to talk about that in my song because I think it is important for an artist to say what he thinks and to make people react on it.
So I contacted BJ Scott that I knew from The Voice to put words on my ideas and I think she did it great.
Describe the song with 4 words?
Powerful, simple, bright and pure (in sounds).

Tell me about the official video of "Rhythm Inside":
I wrote a story about white people, black people and red people. The white means what the society would like us to be, the black means the difference and the red means that finally everyone is the same inside. Of course we are different, we have different personalities and cultures but inside we have the same things: a heart, blood and that’s all that matters.

What can we expect to see on the Eurovision stage for the performance?
Hahahaaaa, I want to keep some mystery. It will be about black and white. …And maybe some red ... Why not? Who knows? (laugh) 
Do you already know what you are going to wear for Eurovision? any hint?
Of course I know what I’ll wear: I drew it :)

Have you heard any of the Eurovision 2015 songs? any favorite?
I didn’t listen to the others. I made that decision because I don’t want to stress and have pressure. I know “Rhythm Inside” is different, it is not a typical Eurovision song. I don’t want to listen to the other songs because I don’t want to compare my work with the other artists and suddenly have a huge stress.
What do you like about Eurovision?
It's an event about sharing. A lot of artists represent their country and their culture, it's very interesting!

What do you dislike about Eurovision?
There are a lot of rehearsals. (laugh)
Tell me the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word:
Sia: amazing
Nightmare: inspiring
Cat: black
Fangirling: louder
Stage: dance
Belgium: chocolate
Dreams: Evasion
What are your plans for 2015?
I don’t already have plans for after Eurovision. I wish to do an album one day but I don’t know when. Maybe next year or in 2 years or…

Is there anything you want to say to close the interview?
Thank you very much for your interest in me :) And see you soon! :)
Thanks to Loic for the interview! Cant wait to see him on the eurovision stage!

Official website: http://www.loicnottet.be/

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