We are proud to announce that our very own Joakim Gourie, Customer Advisor at Northmill, has released his debut single, "Teaser". We asked Joakim a few quick questions to learn more about how it all started, his dreams and what the song is really about.
Congratulations on your new single, Joakim! Can you tell us what the song is about?
Thank you! It's about a small crush that I experienced last year – but to be honest, nothing really happened, so I wrote a song about it.
How would you describe your music?
As an artist and songwriter, I mix between pop, R&B and a small touch of rock elements. But this first single is pure pop with a splash of rock.
For how long have you been writing your own songs?
Not that long actually. I started in October last year when I was contacted by a producer. We met up in the studio and the rest just happened.
How did you get interested in music?
I have had a passion for music since I was a child. Already in my childhood I was singing all the time, but I started taking steps in music when I got my first guitar at the age of 16. Then I started to practice playing every day.
How have you managed to combine your role at Northmill with the production of "Teaser"?
Actually, it has not been that hard. We did the production and recording sessions during weekends and after office hours. It also feels great that I have received so much support from Northmill.
What is your dream?
For now, the music is just a hobby but my goal is to make music that people can relate to and get the same feeling that I do. Of course I also dream big – for example, to have a successful career and get to work with the biggest artists and producers.
So, what's next – any gigs planned for the summer or new releases to expect?
I have a few gigs during the summer as a pre-show for some artists in Sweden and new music is in the making. The release date is not set yet, but soon...
Listen to "Teaser" here.