Cork-based artist, vocalist, and freelance producer Blakkheart has teamed up with Dublin producer Aran Sheehy to collaborate on new single, Dreamscape From The 2000s. We asked Blakkheart the BIG questions . . .
As its title suggests, the track is a modern-day musical tribute to Blakkheart and Aran's formative years, with influences from the early millennium’s musical spectrum, from Massive Attack to Sugababes.
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Blakkheart is a music producer, audio engineer, and vocalist and she also works as a writer for MUSICnGEAR.
Aran’s debut single Burn went to number 1 in the iTunes Electronic Charts, he is also one half of Manyana, and he works as a contributor to Hot Press magazine.
Tell us three things about yourself . . .
I love horror - my favourite writers are Stephen King, Grady Hendrix, and R.L Stine (I used to get 3 in 1 Goosebumps volumes from the second-hand section in Vibes and Scribes when I was younger). I think the movie Arrival is the best first contact movie in existence and changed how I view life itself (also the sound design and music in this movie are both incredible). I love plants and have a plant emporium in my home studio.
How would you describe your music?
Dreamy 90s/Early 2000s flavoured Electronic
Who are your musical inspirations?
PinkPantheress, Avril Lavigne, Aphex Twin, Neggy Gemmy, Roisin Murphy, Donna Lewis, Grimes and Taylor Swift.
What was the first gig you ever went to?
Bob Dylan with my parents when I was a child. It was in a huge arena, there were three guys on stage who were all dressed fairly similarly and I couldn't really see; and it turned out that I was looking at the wrong guy for the entire concert. Still glad I got to see Bob Dylan, I have loved his music and song writing for my whole life.
What was the first record you ever bought?
Christina Aguilera - Stripped.
What’s your favourite song right now?
Anti-Hero by Taylor Swift.
Favourite lyric of all time?
"We were glass house girls/In our plastic wigs and pearls" - Roisin Murphy - House of Glass.
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Murder on the Dancefloor by Sophie Ellis Bextor.
Where can people find your music/more information?
You can find me on Spotify and Bandcamp, I mainly use Instagram for social media, you can find me @blxkkheart.