By interviewing our artists we would like to get to know their stories. Today we interview Melodramat.
OPUS: Could you introduce us to the band members?
Meledramat: Melodramat is a project formed by Julie, Max, and Maciek — all of us being just in our early twenties. Julie sings, plays drums, bass, and guitar, while managing to study Songwriting & Music Business at BIMM. She currently moves back and forth between Warsaw and Brighton. Max was having fun with DAWs since he was just 10 years old, and then naturally he got himself into beat-making and production, he also used to play keys; apart from music, he is studying Law at the University of Warsaw. Maciek is studying jazz piano and guitar and pursuing Philosophy and Sociology degree at the University of Warsaw.
How did you come up with your band name?
We came up with ‘Melodramat’ (eng. Melodrama) as a key word for our experience of a world, as there is always sweet and sour hidden in every single event. We just wanted to capture that and when we found it, we just thought that it is what we sought after.
How did your journey in the music industry start?
Our journey started roughly a year and a half ago, while we were still in high school together. We were spending time together, as Julie and I were playing together in a band and Maksym helped us a couple of times with mixing and production, and we just naturally took off from there. Our paths with band members parted and we started seeking new directions and ended up talking
together for hours.
What would you like to gain by joining Opus?
By joining Opus we would like to share our music with other people,
while acknowledging the idea that’s very important to us, that being a
musician and providing others with something that you created should be
valued accordingly. We, as musicians, want to create and want to share
it, but it must be done in the most direct way.
What are the challenges the music industry is facing right now and how
new technologies, including blockchain, can help them?
As we are concerned, the biggest challenges that the music industry is facing
right now are how to be an artist and live off that in the world, where
people are losing their jobs daily, even though they are often
more than qualified enough in what they do.
What, besides music obviously, do you enjoy doing?
Well, that obviously differs between us, but Julie just loves every
a single episode of “Casa del Papel”, while Maksym would sell his soul to
the devil for unlimited access to Wes Andersons’ mind and his creative
ideas. If left alone, Maciek would probably just make pizza until the
end of time.
What are your music plans for the future?
Currently, we are just about to unveil our newest productions to our
audience and once we can get it done, we will be starting to produce our
very first EP and then, maybe, even an LP, so there’s a big road ahead of
us and we cannot wait to see what happens!
And what are your plans for the future in general?
In general, we would love to make people stop and just listen to the
the world around them — no matter if it is our music, their loved ones,
parents, kids, political opponents, or nature. Music has the power to
unify and resolve tensions and, as humans, we would love to see even a little bit more of love around us.