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Musicvein meets Romar – The Interview

Recently I came across a fantastic song and video by German Singer, Songwriter Robert Hegenbarth aka Romar – the track entitled ‘Tiny Implosions‘.

There’s something dark and compelling about this song of love lost and moving on – that I just had to contact Rob to find out more about the up and coming artist.

MV: Tell me a little about ‘Romar’?

RH: Romar initially started as a 2 man project, but due to divergent opinions – in terms of music – I am now leading this myself.

MV: I see, so who are your musical influences?

RH: There are a lot! I love the music of John Mayer, Coldplay, Two Door Cinema Club, The 1975, Frank Ocean, Alt-J and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers…It’s a wild mix!

MV: Woah, I’d say so. So how do you think they’ve influenced your style?

RH: I just love music, it creates a beautiful feeling inside me and I think that with my music I try to recreate that feeling. I’m not following certain rules when I create a piece, it just comes naturally – whatever feels good, is good for me.

MV: At what point in your life did you realize that you wanted to be a musician?

RH: That has to be in 2002 at the age of 9. A friend of my sister showed me my first chords on guitar and from that moment I was completely obsessed with playing this instrument. 

MV: Ah I was coming onto that question of instruments – do you play anything else?

RH: Yeah I play the piano and Bass as well but my main instrument is the guitar, which I’ve been playing for over 12 years now.

MV: How does the creative process begin for you?

RH: It often starts with playing the guitar and figuring out cool ideas. The harmonies and the melody always come first.

MV: Tell me about the song ‘Tiny Implosions’?

RH: It’s a song about a past relationship and the process of realizing and admitting that it’s over. It describes how endlessly hard that process can be and how it attacks you both mentally and physically. And after you are through all these emotions, the song leaves you with a little bit of hope and a new perspective. It begins dark and brightens up at the end. 

MV: I love the video for that song, how did the concept for it come about?

RH: We just sat and talked a lot about our idea of a good visual match to the song. The main idea was to show an exhausted, haunted girl all by herself. There was also always the idea of a enormous fire and a boy interacting with it. As we went down to actually record it, we changed the concept a bit and added a lot of details. The final result turned out very cool and opens up so much room for various interpretations. I love that.

MV: Will you be releasing any more songs any time soon? if so when?

RH: Yes, of course! I am working hard at Romar’s Debut EP! If everything works out well, I will be ready to release it by the end of next December.

MV: Where can people find more of your music?

RH: I produce a lot of covers and other cool stuff that you can find on my YouTube channel. I’ve just recently released a Tiny Implosions remix.

MV: What are your plans for 2015?

RH: A lot! I am currently building a live band for Romar. You will see Romar live for the first time in 2015. I am of course also planning to write and release as much new content as I can. I just hope everything keeps growing strong. And who knows, maybe there will be a record company that supports me in doing that and maybe there will be the debut album of Romar!

MV: And finally, Where can people catch you playing live?

RH: My next gig will be in January at the Kammgarn, Kaiserslautern Germany. I’ll be with fellow musician Chris Brenner – come along and say hello!

To keep up to date with the goings on of Romar, find him on

Facebook

Youtube

Twitter

The single ‘Tiny Implosions’ can be downloaded now from iTunes

 

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