MANILA -- British singer-songwriter Bruno Major is all set for his first concert in the Philippines on October 23 at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent, which will also feature local artist Jess Connelly.
With the event fast approaching, we asked Bruno Major, who recently finished his first US stadium tour with Sam Smith, about his album "'Song for Every Moon," his current inspirations, and what to expect during his debut performance here in the Philippines as the headliner of Karpos Mix 3.2.
Q: How has been the response to 'Song for Every Moon,' especially in Asia?
A: It has been beyond my wildest expectations. I can sell as many tickets in places like Manila and Jakarta as I can in the UK, which is a really special thing.
Q: Your lyrics are always very poignant. I’m curious: do you have a favorite lyric in your album? How about your favorite lyrics of all time?
A: Thank you! I think my favorite lyric of my own is 'On Our Own.' It was an important song for me as it helped me to understand how I felt about God and existence at the time. My favorite all time lyrics have to be a Randy Newman song, maybe “the world isn’t fair.”
Q: What are your music inspirations? Anything that has inspired you lately?
A: I’m inspired by a lot of the great jazz songwriters like Jerome Kern and Cole Porter. I love hip hop and a lot of my production inspiration comes from listen to artists like J Cole, Kendrick Lamar. I love classical music... it’s everything really. I got into the sir Was album over the last few weeks 'Digging A Tunnel.'
Q: You had a very different writing process for your album. Do you see yourself repeating that process? One song per month again?
A: No way. It nearly killed me
Q: What’s next for Bruno Major?
A: I’m doing this tour of Asia, then I’m gonna go back to UK and finish my second album!
Q: It’s your first time in the Philippines, how would you describe a Bruno Major concert to a fan seeing you live for the first time?
A: Like a warm cup of British tea, whilst wearing a warm jumper, getting a hug from your mum but for some reason you’re still sad.