An In-Depth Talk With Takis
We sat down with the talented Takis to talk about his goals as an artist, his hometown and his latest track ‘Wait For Me.’ Get ready for some serious one-on-one with the producer and learn all there is to know.
1. What is your main goal as an artist?
I want to be the artist that is known for putting out high quality, well-thought-out songs, not the artist who is yelling on Instagram 24/7, you know? From my merch to my live show to my project to the cover arts, nothing is “rushed together” quickly and everything has a multi-layered purpose. We literally sit down and debate for hours over the smallest details. Every song tells a personal story lyrically or has a genuine story behind the scenes.
2. How does your usual songwriting ritual take place?
It’s always about having honest conversations first. You hear this a lot because it’s true; working with others is like therapy. We discuss where we’re at mentally and everybody kind of vents before we talk music. Only when a relatable “feeling” or story strikes, we can start working on a song.
3. How do you know Goody Grace?
I’ve known Goody for over a decade. We’re both from a place called Manitoba, which is pretty much in the middle of Canada. We’ve been making music since high school and we’ve been friends ever since. I'm so glad we were able to work on ‘Wait For Me’ together. He’s truly my brother for life... it’s way bigger than just music for us.
4. What about for your hometown? How do you want to give back to it?
Well, I have this 3-year goal of launching “Welcome Home Records” to give a platform for artists like me from the city. Also down the line, I’d love to launch an annual “Welcome Home Fest” in Winnipeg, Manitoba to bring home major acts that usually skip the city on their tours.
5. What was the most impulsive thing you did in the past month?
When I was just finishing my debut project and putting the final touches on 'Wait For Me', I felt it was time for new scenery, some new vibes. So I moved to British Columbia, Canada. It felt impulsive, but it was the best creative decision I could make. That move inspired me to put the final details into the track.
6. What do you do on a day off?
I go for hikes all the time. Coming from Canada, I really appreciate summers, because winters can be so so cold. When I’m not in the studio, I’m almost always outside.
7. What’s the craziest thing you’ve done lately?
I wouldn’t call this a crazy decision, but my managers would. I shot the music video for ‘Wait For Me’ without telling the team in advance. I was just overexcited, so we shot it that weekend without any sort of planning. Thankfully, the final video turned out great and everyone was happy.
If you haven't listened to 'Wait For Me' by Takis feat. Goody Grace just yet, make sure to give it a listen on your favorite platform.