Black Atlass was born in Montreal, grew up in Snowden and the Cote-Des-Neiges area and then moved to London, Ontario for his school years. When he discovered artists like Prince and The Rolling Stones, they helped him realize his love for music. Jeremy talked to Black Atlass about a lot of different things in their 30 minute chat, including what influenced his music, how he got signed to The Weeknd’s record label “XO” and the journey that led him there plus how film is a huge inspiration to his art. Enjoy their conversation in full!
1:14 - Where’s he from and where he grew up
3:00 - What he was into growing up that influenced his music
3:57 - Studio guy or Live guy and his love for Prince
5:12 - The sonic landscape of Dream Awake
6:32 - Did the writing come from a personal space?
7:33 - Will DREAM AWAKE be pressed on vinyl and have CD’s?
8:24 - How important was it to have guitar on the album?
11:08 - It sounds so great listening to at night
11:24 - What did you have planned for the tour with The Weeknd? Is there a band?
13:17 - How can fans support the artist during this pandemic?
14:00 - Process of being a bedroom producer to being signed to The Weeknd’s label
17:18 - Film is a big inspiration to the packaging and artwork and overall look
18:10 - For me it comes from look at Prince…
19:00 - What happened to the merch that was made for the tour?
20:09 - How did you come up with the title for the album?
21:24 - Keeping busy during quarantine and wanting Orange Julep
22:19 - Wrapping up
23:11 - Writing songs on guitar
23:58 - “I Think it’s important to being open to collaborating”
24:19 - Are you writing for other artists?
25:22 - Was there pressure from the record label to write a hit?
25:48 - Wrapping up AGAIN
26:53 - Montreal representing on the big stage