Clint Is Gone
Clint is Gone are Antoine BERTRAND: Guitares/Chant Julie GOMEL: Claviers, Guitares, Violoncelle/Chant Arnaud YOLKS: Basse Emilie RAMBAUD: Batterie
Picture by Sarah Desti
CLINT IS GONE
Clint Is Gone
1. Top three (or more) tips for new and emerging talent to stay afloat and last long term.
1) Learn how social media works:
Don’t give too much information, give just important stuff like a new video, new songs. Be patient.
2) Respect yourself:
Be aware of what happens nowadays but focus on what you are and not who you think you have to be to be successful. People like honesty. Always have an “inner mirror” to know what your talent is about, if you can sing and write but you don’t play like Jimi Hendrix, that’s okay: focus on what you can do.
3) Respect your Music:
Focus on what the song tells, always think of the essence of your work, not to get lost and lose energy with un-useful tracks on a song. The listeners’ ears want to hear a story, not that you can put noisy stuff on an acoustic song, because it’s cool. Be patient with what happens to your project, give it some time to be known, not rush into ideas to make it faster, the internet is fast enough.
2. What has been one of the toughest music related experiences you’ve faced?
Being an unsigned artist, I appreciated some “miracles” like when Billy Corgan Tweeted one of my videos, or when I supported famous French band AaRON during their last tour and played in big venues for me like The Trianon (in Paris) or The Forum in Liège (Belgium) because a lot of people come to us and follow us afterwards.
3. How did you get through or deal with it?
I always enjoy the moment by saying “it won’t last but it’s a good sign to carry on, you’re on a good track”.
4. What did you learn?
Self-esteem and “modesty” at the same time because having great experiences doesn’t make you a genius or some greatness, but it gives you food for thought on what your abilities can bring to you.
5. What music/entertainment related book, Blog, film or documentary would you recommend to inspire someone and why?
A book: Ernest Hemingway’s The Old man and the Sea. This masterpiece is short, brief and the story is simple but it reflects so much about humanity. That old man fights his last fight against death for his honour, with dignity and this is what art is all about.