Songwriter And Libertarian Tim Few
How long have you been writing music?
Tim Few: I have been writing music for as long as I can remember. Writing was a big part of why I wanted to learn how to play guitar.
What are your influences? Who or what inspires you?
Tim: Coming from a musical family, I was exposed to a lot of different types of music. So, my inspiration comes from many different places. However, some of my biggest personal influences would have to be The Goo Goo Dolls, Jack's Mannequin, Ruston Kelly, and many others. Inspiration comes to me through life. As I live more, I feel the need to express myself more through music. There are times when I'm writing and can't seem to finish something, that's when I know I need to go and live a little more. My relationship with my wife is a big area of my writing as well. We have, what I think is, a unique story, and has a lot of layers to it. So I love being able to give her a song that encapsulates that part of our lives.
What can you tell me about your recent EP "Little Brother"?
Tim: Little Brother is a compilation of songs that I wrote about my wife and our relationship, and some about my journey to find who I am as a person and artist. Each song has a very personal meaning, and was written out of a desire to write music that I would be proud of in twenty years. I stand behind each line of every song. Even the cheesy ones...
Do you create art with a specific message? Or do you prefer art for arts sake?
Tim: I create my art and write songs not because I want to, rather because I have to. It's who I am. So, if I'm inspired to write something with a meaning or just because the riff makes me feel something, I have to write it.
What is your creative process like? What tools and methods do you use to make your music?
Tim: My process is different for every song. Sometimes I open up a session on my laptop and build the song from the ground up, and other times I feel the need to only use pen and paper. Sometimes a song just flows out of me, and all I have is my phone to record it. My latest release, "Second First Date" is a song that came together in about a day and a half.
How long have you considered yourself a libertarian?
Tim: I think since 2017. After the 2016 election I realized the two party system is not effective, and there had to be more options out there that aligned with my beliefs.
What do you think the role of art should be in the libertarian movement?
Tim: Make art that you're proud of. Don't make something just because culture tells you. If you don't love it, then don't make it. Freedom of speech means freedom of art.
I heard you were working on new music. What can you tell me about that?
Tim: I have several songs in the works that I feel will connect with a lot of people, and I am very proud of. These are the first songs I've written since my move to Atlanta in 2020. So, I'm excited to see what doors these new tunes will open up.
Where can people go to listen to your music?
Tim: You can find my music on all major music streaming platforms, and follow me on instagram as well! @timfewmusic
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