Interview With Seßler & Zeeb
Have you always been interested in music? What is your story and how did you start making music?
For as long as we can remember, we have been fascinated by music. We learned music instruments when we were children and later played in different bands. But only as a hobby.
After I (Kurt Seßler, left on the photo) hadn’t done anything with music for a longer time, in June 2021 I had the idea to make an album with some of my songs.
I’m a songwriter and singer and to do this, I needed someone who could implement song ideas into well-produced music so I was glad to have known Werner Zeeb for a longer time.
Werner Zeeb is a multi-instrumentalist who also mixes and produces music for artists. I asked him if he was interested and he agreed.
We both come from a small town in southern Germany and have known each other since school.
So from July 2021 to February 2022 we worked on our album. 12 songs in just 7 months! Crazy, right? And so far we had good success with our album. We´re happy about that, because the album cannot be clearly assigned to a genre (we would say rock and pop with influences of other musical styles) and it also has German lyrics.
So it shows our musical range – we like many genres.
What are you working on now? Any future releases we can look forward to?
We are working on making our album a little better known. Are on the move in social audio platforms and networks, where there are always interactions with players in the music business.
In addition, we have now made a new single. It’s just finished and will be released in March 2023.
We are planning further releases for the future.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry?
Music is a hobby for us. First and foremost, it’s nice to be able to create songs and turn song ideas into good quality music productions.
We wish to reach even more listeners for our music, because we think we can make catchy, musically appealing songs.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
The biggest challenge was to produce a complete music album on our own. There was so much to do. Only with a small home studio and small equipment. A low-budget production, which – in our opinion – we did well and whose results are worth listening to.
How do you go about writing a song? Do you have a melody in your head and then write the other music for it or what’s Your typical songwriting process?
I sit at the piano and usually play the harmonies first, and then I often come up with a melody. It’s often the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that then gradually come together to form a song. Then it’s time to arrange the song.
Only when I have that, I´m thinking about a lyric that could fit the character of the song.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
As an independent artist, the Internet gives you many opportunities to promote your music yourself. There are many good providers that don’t even cost anything or for which you don’t have to spend a lot of money.
The Internet gives you a better chance of getting your music heard but it is also often very confusing: there are so many platforms, networks and providers that it is often not easy to keep track of things. You have to try out a lot to see what suits you if you are doing your promotion yourself.
List some famous musicians currently on your playlist?
We listen to a lot of genres. Gladly oldies from the Beatles, Pink Floy, Genesis, Dire Straits and many of the other previous great musicians.
But we also like music by current artists such as Steven Wilson, Pearl Jam, Yeasayer, Foo Fighters (to name just a few) in our playlists.
And some Blues and Jazz should not be missing either.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
We never just made music, music was always an ambitious hobby.
We are both self-employed and do some jobs of commercial or creative nature.
Would you have any advice for young people wanting to follow in your footsteps?
We don’t think anyone would have to follow in our footsteps. It’s good to have role models and be influenced by them but in the end you always do your own thing.
If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be?
Artists should be paid more fairly. They get very little of the cake. Music albums used to be more of a focus. There are many albums that are great masterpieces in their entirety – I’m thinking of the Beatles, Pink Floyd or Dire Straits albums, for example.
Today it’s mostly just about individual songs and a lot of things are hyped too much.
How do you feel about originality?
We love the music of the 50’s and 60’s. That was authentic, a sense of life for people. From Blues to Rock ‘n Roll to beat music and then Rock and Pop. This was something completely new and left a deep influence until now.
This we associate with originality, honest „handmade“ music.
Is there anything else we should know about you? or Something that you would like to add?
We just created our own artist homepage. We want to gradually expand this over time but not only for self-promotion, but also to describe some of our experiences there we have made so far in the digital music business.
The home page is as seen
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