An Interview With Oktaf Kanis

I love the new album! Do you have a favourite or a soft spot for a particular song on ‘Another Vision’?

Oktaf: Sure! My favourite songs have many elements of guitar riffs, and melody sounds in a chorus, these are like “Another Vision”, “Come On”, “Starlight”, “Wheel”, “Coming From The Darkside” and “Angela”. Maybe there’s no soft spot for me.

What aspect of making music do you enjoy most?

Oktaf: I enjoy creating a tone in all of my songs, when during the recording session I really enjoy it because everything I create by myself, from the arrangement to the lyrics, except for the take drum, that’s my friend who takes it.

If you could collaborate with any artist – from any decade – who would you be singing with?

Oktaf: Of course David Bowie, Phil Collins, Mick Jagger, Liam Gallagher and Miles Kane, they are my role models in music.

What do you do when you’re not playing music?

Oktaf: Maybe I can focus more on my business, this year I have a lot of business.

So you started releasing your music on Spotify in 2021, and have released two albums since. What advice would you give to artists who are just beginning a career in music?

Oktaf: My advice is “keep movin’ forward and don’t follow other people’s creation to create a masterpiece, create your own character.”

Do you have any music recommendations right now? Anything you are listening to on repeat?

Oktaf: Sure! Right now I’m listening to “Strangers When We Meet” and “Changes” by David Bowie.

What can we expect from you next? DO you have any plans for the next year?

Oktaf: Of course! I do have a plan for my 3rd project, maybe I’ll release it in 2024, hopefully it will be achieved.

You can listen to Oktaf kanis’ latest album here:

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