MuzicNotez: First off, it’s an honor to be doing this interview with you, thanks for taking the time to sit down with us.
What motivated you to start creating music? What age did you begin?
- Eli Purks: I was sixteen when I first started making music, I had some friends in high who were making music and they would ask me if I wanted to record because they knew I could sing, I grew up really shy so music for me was an outlet and therapy.
MuzicNotez: Who were your musical influences, idols, or bands growing up that have helped mold you into the musician you are today? Or helped mold the music that you create?
- Eli Purks: My idols and influences were Michael Jackson, Prince, Usher, Tame Impala, Parliament Funkadelic.
MuzicNotez: What’s the ultimate goal you want your music to achieve, or for you to achieve in your career as a musician? Any particular message you wish to send?
- Eli Purks: My ultimate goal is to just really continue making music and to reach people everywhere of all sexes, races, ages, I want it to reach everybody.
MuzicNotez: What’s the greatest concert you’ve ever been to or performed?
- Eli Purks: The greatest concert I’ve ever been to was a Parliament Funkadelic concert in 2015.
MuzicNotez: Your latest release is ‘Wasn’t Nice To Know You (Synthwave Extended Mix)’. What can you tell us about this new single? What inspired it?
- Eli Purks: The song is an up tempo remix to a song I already put out a couple months ago, and the song is about overcoming heartbreak and emotional turmoil and letting go of toxic people.
MuzicNotez: What’s your writing process like when creating a new song?
- Eli Purks: It’s very straight to the point and whatever it is I’m going through I like to write about, I also like having conversations with other songwriters that I’m writing with and sometimes that’s how I come up with lyrics
MuzicNotez: You have a great sound, the production value is real high. What’s your recording and producing process like?
- Eli Purks: Thank you, well I record in the middle of somebodies living room, but we have a great mic that blocks outside noise.
MuzicNotez: What else are you working on? What can we expect to see and hear from you in the future?
- Eli Purks: I am working on my album, you can expect lots and lots of music.