Talisco, born Jerome Amandi, is a French artist that made his music debut in 2013
Talisco has earned over 20 million streams on Spotify with his album Run featuring the tracks “Your Wish” and “The Keys”
“Your Wish” has been used for campaigns worldwide by such brands as Google, HBO Europe, Vice US, Vodafone Ireland and AT&T
“Stay (before the picture fades)” is taken from his upcoming sophomore album Capitol Vision, due for release January 27, 2017
The album was mixed by Grammy-Award winner Jaycen Joshua (Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Iggy Azalea)
Has performed alongside The Vaccines and Woodkid
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Learn more about Talisco in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! Now that 2016 is almost over, what are some words you would use to describe this year? What have been some of the highlights for you and your music? What are you most excited about for 2017?
2016 was so amazing with a lot of concerts in Europe, Canada and USA. Especially in Austin with the South By Southwest Festival. I also met a lot of incredible people and we played in a lot crazy places. It was one of my best years!
2017 gonna be a big challenge cause my second album “Capitol Vision” will be released the 27th of January.
Growing up, did you always want to be a musician? Can you recall your earliest musical memory?
I was 11 when I dreamed to be a musician for the first time.
One year after that, I wrote my first song, an ironic song. It was about a tangerine in a kitchen without any fruit around her. She was abandoned and sad.
How did you come up with your artist name? Why did you decided to not go by your own name?
I have a lot of projects and I create music for movies or artists. I wanted to have a special name for my personal project. Talisco was perfect, it’s an homage to somebody who was close to me when I was young. It’s like my lucky star.
How do you think you and your music has been growing through the years? What has remained the same?
I think I have the same vision than in the beginning- It’s raw, instinctive and emotional.
Maybe over time, all my experiences have made my music more live and physical.
Early next year, you will release your sophomore album, “Capitol Vision.” Can you talk about the inspiration for this collection? How long did it take to put it together?
It took around one year and a half to create this album, between concerts and travels.
I wanted to have an album with authenticity, emotion and novelty with a personal subject.
Capitol Vision is an image. It’s like the best or the crazy point of view that you can have on your own life.
I tried to have a different sound. I mean the colors of the mix, of the instruments. It’s really important to me. The color of « Capitol Vision » is new. It’s physical, emotional and raw.
What was it like working with the producer Jaycen Joshua (Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Iggy Azalea) on the album? How did you get to work with him?
It was perfect and crazy to met Jaycen Joshua during a trip in LA. This was exactly the person I wanted to work with. He’s someone who understands and knows exactly how to bring your music at the top. I wanted a different and new sound.
Jaycen Joshua has made the album powerful and extremely emotional, while respecting the colors of my music
What if anything has surprised you about the music industry? What do you think has been your biggest challenge? And what do you think has come really naturally to you?
I’m a producer. It’s in my studio with my machines and instruments that I feel good. My biggest challenge was to play my music was live. I was really afraid at the beginning. Now it’s like a game, a breath and I’m always excited to play for an audience.
Who are some of your favorite artists and what bands continue to inspire you and your music? Who would you still love to work with in the future?
Beck is one of the most important artists for me. He’s a multi-instrumentalist, very creative and free.
Danger Mouse, because the color of his sound is very particular for me. His polyvalent and multifaceted.
Damon Albarn would also be someone great to work with.
When you aren’t performing, working in the studio, what do you like to do for fun? How do you unwind from it all?
I love to chill in the city, just walk alone, get a coffee, observe people, feel the life around me. That’s the perfect day for me.
At the end of the day, what do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope listeners take away from your songs?
I wanna dream, I wanna freeze the good times. I wanna give to the listener a beautiful trip which opens nostalgic memories.
Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about yourself or the music you make?
I’m really proud and excited about this new album. It’s a new challenge for me to present my work to the world.