Photo by Shab Ferdowsi
Think of the dream your most passionate about. What sparked your interest? Why did you decide to follow through?
Part II of our Remember Why You Started series features Moses Farrow, singer and guitarist for the sibling duo Seablood. When I first met Moses at the Hours Lost Summer '15 shoot, it didn't feel like meeting a stranger. He was an instant pal with a friendly presence, great taste in music, and eagerness to support not only his dreams, but also the dreams of those around him. Read his words below to learn how his passion for music was rooted.
Photo by Shab Ferdowsi
I fell in love with music as a youngster for sure. I started taking piano lessons when I was about 5. Actually, when I was still sleeping in a crib, my parents used to put Mozart on the stereo to get me to fall asleep at night and I would stand up in my crib and start conducting with my hands to the music. In my early teens was when I really started getting passionate about all things music. I was pretty shy and quiet as a kid, and didn't always know how to express myself in words, but playing the piano was always a great alternative.
In my attempt so far at being a musician professionally, I would say the hardest thing about wanting to be a musician full-time has been the constant things that pop up in life and slow me down at achieving that goal. Things like BILLS mainly and having to make enough money to pay them. And other things like one of your bandmates moving to a different state, and also moving from place to place myself about six times this past year, and being forced to pack away my instruments and gear because of it. But as slow and frustrating as life can get sometimes, one of the great things about being a musician/artist is that it's the everyday life events and struggles we go through that is really the fuel and depth to our creativity and inspiration. At the end of the day, I'm so thankful to have something to be passionate about in pursuing.
When I first started writing music, one of my biggest inspirations was and still is today Yann Tiersen (who composed the film Amelié). I was obsessed with film scores and soundtracks growing up, and his style of writing is one I could most relate to. After watching Amelié for the first time, I went out and bought an accordion and learned how to play the entire soundtrack. A couple other artists more on the lyrical side that have really inspired me are Cat Stevens, and Simon and Garfunkel. Today, I love and am inspired by so many artists but a few that have really made an impact on me are The Head and the Heart, Grimes, and Bon Iver.
For Remember Why You Started Part 1, read here.