Interview with Radioactive Pineapple

Today, we sat down with Ozzie and Jake from Radioactive Pineapple to talk about their inspiration to write music, advice for musicians and much more! Be sure to check out the music of Radioactive Pineapple on Spotify below after the interview!

Interview:

What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your

surroundings?

 

– Yeah, that’s quite right, and life in general as we face it. Ozzie likes to write about actual existing things, mostly his own mental issues, whereas Jake often mixes his experiences with fiction and stories.

 

 

What type of music did you listen to growing up?

 

– My dad listened to all kinds of rock music from different eras, mostly from the late 60s to the 90s, and he had a special bond with Finnish punk classics from the late 70s to the early 80s. So that’s basically what I mostly heard when I was a kid. I saw Green Day live in 2010 which had a huge impact on my taste in music, after that I began searching Youtube to find similar bands and discovered Sum 41, Blink-182 and many others. – Jake

 

 

Is there someone you looked up as a hero?

 

– When I was younger I idolized Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Ness, Fat Mike and plenty of others, but nowadays I’ve lost that “hero” aspect. I still respect them though, I’m just not as hyped about them anymore. I guess it’s because when you grow up you kinda start to understand how they are as human as you, and not some holy creatures sent from the heavens. – Ozzie

 

If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing today?

 

– Probably something with an aspect of creativity, I’ve always found myself creating things. When I was a child I was interested in cartoons and animations, so that could’ve been an option.  There’s also a possibility that I’d spend my time doing something completely different, like some humanitarian work or stuff like that. Something with meaning, life is dull and pathetic without it. – Ozzie

 

What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create

music?

 

– Please don’t…okay, if you do, be patient and take your time. Practice makes perfect and it will probably take 100-something songs until something really good comes up. Listen to different kinds of music and create your own personal sound. Nothing sounds more pointless than somebody who’s trying to copy someone else’s style. Unless you want to be an actual tribute or cover band but that’s a whole different thing than creating music. – Jake

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