Review Fix chats with singer/songwriter Borza, who discusses the creative process behind his new single, “Cocoon” and more.
Review Fix: How did you get involved in music?
Borza: Seeing the Beatles on TV when I was 9, music school throughout my youth, meeting a world famous producer and becoming his apprentice, and discovering that the best way I can contribute to good vibes on this earth will be through music.
Review Fix: What’s your creative process like?
Borza: Thinking lots at first about things that happened in my life recently, wondering how I could change them all for the better the next time, recognizing the good, and then writing about it. Sometimes it’s the lyrics first, and other times by fiddling around with my guitar.
Review Fix: What inspires you?
Borza: Enlightenments, and intense moments of joy and at times sadness.
Review Fix: How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard you?
Borza: I would say Alternative folk, with essences of reggae and world music. Malcolm Burn who was the producer of this record, brought a very raw and real vibe to this whole record.
It’s all tracked live with drums, bass, guitar and vocal, and then some overdubs. Malcolm Burn has worked on records such as Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois to give you an idea on sound approach.
Review Fix: How are your live shows different from your studio work?
Borza: They’re a little more stripped down. As much as I love playing with a whole band, I also really enjoy doing solo acoustic shows, as well as a duo set up.
Review Fix: What inspired your latest single?
Borza: This song would be about letting go. Sometimes we think too much about how we should be with others, wondering if we’re being too nice, not cool enough, or hip enough, basically afraid to live like we want.
Maybe a past experience that hurt can make us reluctant to let go.
But really, the easiest and most natural way for a human being to be, is to let go and be, to simply live & love.
That type of energy can only bring positivity in our world, and to the ones that we love right next to us.
Review Fix: What are your goals for the rest of 2019?
Borza: To do a couple of shows around Montreal, prepare for travels & shows in Europe in January & February, and start writing again !
Review Fix: What’s next?
Borza: To tour! To go out there and live the songs with people directly, no matter how big or small of a venue.
Review Fix: Anything else you’d like to add?
Borza: Many subjects I’d love to talk about, but maybe the next step into getting to know more about the project would be to listen to the tracks.