SCHULTZ AND FOREVER just played Denmark’s SPOT Festival and presented his new face there. The young singer songwriter changed his style as well as his live setting. NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION talked to Jonathan Schultz, the young man behind SCHULTZ AND FOREVER, who might be one of the most talented Danish singer songwriters of our time. Time to introduce you to this nice guy:
SPOT Festival is a starting point for what comes next: what are your plans? What comes next?
I am releasing my debut full-length album later this year and we will be touring after the release. I am planning to start recording another record soon because I really want to release another album soon. I do need a record label first though.
How would you describe your music to a deaf person?
I would probably invest in some sort of hearing aid for this poor person because the description would be really negligible and boring. Most of the songs on the record are just plain pop songs. I would tell this deaf person that none of the songs I have made in the past are like the songs I am writing now.
What is your main motivation when you write new songs?
If I’m sad I just want to watch movies or eat burgers. If I’m happy I want to be around people. I only pick up a pen, some paper and a guitar if I’m bored. I´d say boredom motivates me the most. I don’t feel much like an artist haha.
Would you rather whisper or shout for the rest of your life?
Whisper, certainly. I would love everyone to whisper actually. Life would be so blissfully silent and calm at all times and my voice wouldn’t sound so nervous in the microphone when I’m on stage talking about how happy I am to play the show or whatever.
Would you rather be a dragon or have a dragon?
Having a dragon would be really useful in case there was someone I wanted to impress. Being a dragon is pretty impressive as well though. I don’t know actually. And dragons can fly right? I would love to be a dragon and love to have a dragon. Both are equally amazing.
If you’d have to choose: which of your senses would you rather lose?
If I had to lose my smelling it would certainly affect my tasting so that’s out of the question. Losing my ability to see and hear would be terrible as well. I think I would rather lose my ability to feel.
The music & culture industry is currently about to redefine itself. Do you feel like being completely and utterly at the its mercy, or should things be seen as a chance for artists?
I don’t know how it’s redefining itself to be honest simply because I know nothing about the industry-side of music. I know that it is constantly evolving though, because of the internet, but it’s been like this for years now. It’s definitely a chance for artists who are putting huge effort in promoting themselves while also making good music. A year back I was really focused on promoting myself on the Internet and trying to act cool and stuff. Now I really want to distant myself from everything that isn’t about music. I think the music and culture industry is more about how you look, act and perceive yourself rather than the quality of your music. This is really ineffective for me because the older I get the more I learn that I just want to be myself at all times so that I can fully relax in what I do. I don’t want people to think I am hard-to-reach or arrogant. Of course I am also aware that I still want to look cool on pictures and stuff.