In seiner neuesten Single „Furia Electronica“ vereint WORAKLS klassische Orchesterinstrumente mit modernen elektronischen Klängen. Diese kraftvolle Fusion markiert einen Wendepunkt in seiner musikalischen Reise. In diesem Interview teilt WORAKLS Einblicke in die Inspiration hinter dem Track, den künstlerischen Fortschritt und seine Vision für die Zukunft der musikalischen Fusion.
Frontstage Magazine: What was the inspiration behind your new single „Furia Electronica“ and how does it differ from your previous releases?
WORAKLS: As of today, I’ve been focused on creating and refining the fusion between electronic and orchestral music. For this new album, I want to incorporate a style inspired by classical music. „Furia Electronica“ is a rather intense track because, in the modern challenge of making orchestral music accepted by the general public, it’s crucial to break the “bias” saying that music played by an orchestra would be „boring“.
Frontstage Magazine: In „Furia Electronica,“ you combine classical instruments with modern electronic sounds. Can you tell us more about how this fusion came about and what message you intend to convey with it?
WORAKLS: I have always loved orchestral music, which is why, when I felt comfortable enough with composition, I started adding orchestral elements because that’s what appealed to me. Moreover, I’ve witnessed legendary bands like Metallica that have skilfully used orchestras. That’s when I realized that it doesn’t necessarily distort the original intention but adds a more beautiful, profound, and complete dimension to the music. Obviously, I wanted to try it too!
Frontstage Magazine: You mentioned that „Furia Electronica“ serves as a precursor to your upcoming album. How would you describe the artistic and musical progress we can expect on the album based on what we hear in the single?
WORAKLS: I’ve always felt somewhat limited in my orchestral composition. I was afraid of losing, in a way, the audience I’ve acquired through electronic music. I was afraid of taking a too significant turn by writing music that approached film or classical music too closely. But today, with experience, I believe I can balance between electronic and orchestral music a bit more. I want to allow myself to use these influences that are so important to me.
Frontstage Magazine: With nearly half a billion streams and an impressive number of followers on social media, you’ve made a name for yourself as an artist. How has your past success influenced your approach to music production and the development of your sound?
WORAKLS: I’ve always wanted to stay away from stats because, even though I have nothing to complain about, I don’t make music for stats or numbers. This isn’t the goal. Of course, I feel very fortunate to have a career in music that keeps on and to have so many people listening. However, I think stats and socials are the best way to lose oneself as a musician. I’ve always tried to maintain this “guideline“ of going along with my current tastes, simply being myself. I’ve always thought that creating a “style“ that owns you was the most challenging but also sometimes the simplest thing. Since we are very complex beings, the combination of the millions of facets we have, the millions of things we, as individuals, can appreciate and disklike makes us who we are. By respecting my day-to-day tastes and by enjoying them, I believe I have succeeded in creating my identity.
Frontstage Magazine: Your music is often described as a unique fusion of classical, electronic, and orchestral elements. How do you see the future of this musical fusion, and what role do you play in uniting these different genres?
WORAKLS: I believe I’ve reached a point where, to me, it’s not even a fusion anymore. The music I make is inherently composed of classical instruments, some more modern, and computer-assisted music. Simply put, I no longer see it as a fusion of genres but rather as a fusion of the various inspirations that have led me here today.
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