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A Dirty Dozen with TALKLESS – July 2022

According to a recent press release: “Brazilian-American artist Talkless will be releasing his new single “Talking To Myself” on Thursday, June 30th. Infused with grunge and punk elements, the new track showers its listeners with jangly guitar riffs as the choruses echo the solitary struggle of going on a mental spiral.  “Talking To Myself” is the latest release from Talkless following previous offerings “Mind Games” with Marwang, “Why,” and debut single “While I’m In It” which have been quickly adding to his more than 1.1 million global streams as he uses his music as an outlet to dissect personal topics on intimacy, heartache, mental health, and addiction. Garnering media support from the likes of Apple Music’s The Travis Mills Show, Flaunt, Spindle Magazine, and The Luna Collective among others, the rising artist has been quickly making waves for his ability to pull on nostalgic heartstrings by incorporating early aughts rock into his sound.” We get Talkless to discuss new music, influences, and more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets you put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

There isn’t anything hidden – I guess I’d tell my fans that they gotta listen to the single over and over to find out for themselves and grab all the elements!

2. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

I never really knew I wanted to be a musician, it kinda just happened. I just ended up here, I wasn’t thinking about it too much. I’m just lucky to be where I am, and I try to go with the flow of it all every day and enjoy it.

3. Building on that, is there a specific song, album, performer, or live show that guided your musical taste?

“Helicopter” music video by Bloc Party!

4. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be, and why?

I’d love to collaborate with Jesse Rutherford from The Neighborhood; I love his songwriting and he’s got a sick style.

5. What is your favorite activity when out of the studio and/or not on tour?  What do you like to do to unwind?

Mental breakdowns and coffee! In all seriousness, I like writing screenplays and selling clothes and tattooing… normal people shit.

6. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before? What is the one comparison a reviewer or fan has made that made you cringe or you disagreed with?

I don’t really like to describe my own music, I just let it speak for itself… I’ve been compared to Green Day and I just don’t agree.

7. When your band is hanging out together, who cooks, who gets the drinks in, and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

Mad Kelly picks up guitar, Larry starts playing cards, and I just smoke weed lol.

8. When was the last time you were starstruck and who was it?

This is embarrassing haha… I’m thinking it has to be Oliver Sykes. It just brought back memories of me being an emo teenager and when I saw him, I just couldn’t believe it – it was just like a big WTF full circle moment.

9. What is the best part of being a musician? If you could no longer be a musician for whatever reason, what would be your dream job?

Free shit is the best. And I’m fortunate for all the nice people that come with the music and stuff as well. All the kind words and awesome fans. I’d probably just keep doing my thing as a tattoo artist if music were out of the picture.

10. What is one question you have always wanted an interviewer to ask – and what is the answer? Conversely, what question are you tired of answering?

I don’t know… interviews suck already cause it’s hard to find actually good questions that are not dry or vague.

11. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over,” even if it didn’t change your current situation?

I have no idea… I guess there hasn’t really been a moment like that yet; I’m still pretty young with my music career and luckily everything’s been pretty smooth.

12. If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

My song “While I’m In It”… so I can make it sound better. That was the first song ever, so it means so much already; we weren’t expecting it to do anything so it’s crazy what that song ended up being.





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