It's been some time since we last spoke to acclaimed UK singer/songwriter Gary Go. Recently he's worked with artists like Rihanna, Robbie Williams, The Weeknd and HAIM, and he had a platinum-selling single with Benny Benassi and Skrillex entitled "Cinema." His new single "Love Lost Freedom Found" will be released October 18, and his new album of the same name will be out early next year. Get to know our TALENT SCOUT Artist of the Week!
NAME: Gary Go
HOMETOWN: London, UK.
MUSICAL TRAINING: Still in training.
FIRST GIGS: I think one of the first concerts I ever saw was Phil Collins. I was a toddler and my folks couldn’t find a babysitter so they snuck me in. The first big gig of choice was probably Michael Jackson at Wembley Stadium. I grew up a stone’s throw from the stadium, so the shows I didn’t go to, I could still hear in the wind. True story.
WHAT I’M LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW: Max Richter, Nils Frahm, 1975, Charlotte Day Wilson, Still Woozy, Lo Moon. I’m starting to let the algorithm be my DJ more and more and it seems to have my taste pretty pinned down. Listening to podcasts too and await new seasons of "Heavyweight," "Sandra" and "Have You Heard George’s Podcast."
MY BIG BREAK: Not sure I’ve had a big career break. Maybe a series of mini breaks, which to be honest I’d prefer. Maybe if the breaks got gradually bigger? My biggest career highlights so far have been working on my latest solo project with some of my favorite musicians, performing at Wembley Stadium, scoring a horror movie in 5.1, writing for Rihanna, and being at a remote bar on top of a mountain in Koh Phangan and my song coming on the radio.
LATEST PROJECTS: My latest solo project Love Lost Freedom Found has been a big labor of love and am very proud of how it’s shaped up. It started as a one-night only - from sunset to sunrise - art installation of “human relationships” at a gallery in Brooklyn, NY and has blossomed into a full musical journey. I have also had some fantastic artists by the studio lately to collaborate, including: Naaz, Stevie Bill, Lu Kala, Bayuk and Nathan Ball.
FAVORITE KEYBOARDS AND WHY? My Wurly 200A is a long time love. I used to play shows with it, but it was getting pretty beat up. The Roland Juno-106 never ceases to inspire. I’ve also always loved writing on Casio keyboards and periodically forget how magical they can be. Recently used the Jen SX1000 mono synth which did not disappoint.
ADVICE TO THE NEXT GENERATION: Do what speaks to your soul and your heart. Always. Don’t obsess with being “busy." Make stuff you love and want to listen to/experience. Take your time. Let go. It’s a heart game.