We have another great artist from Denver, Colorado. George Lattimore as known as Graffiti Welfare, started from recording in home studio and self-produced before being mastered by Wheelhouse Studios. From ambient to electronic, from minimalistic pop to experimental psychedelic, consciousness is spinning through the wheels, one track at a time.
Recently, we had a submission on Groovers by Graffiti Welfare. We as a label enjoyed the track, the track had hyperbolic psychedelic, ambient to electronic transition. So the track name is “DejaBlue” from the album “Revolving Shores” which will be available on all streaming platforms on May, 20 | 2022.
A touching and heartwarming story behind the album which George told us, and we love to put a light on!
“Featuring my late grandmother and oldest brother on the cover, this record materialized as a kind of creative therapy while I was staring down my 30s and became an unexpected outlet for gratefulness in the face of anxiety, loss, and fear of the unknown”
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We had a chance to have an interview with him, so here it all goes!
Our first question was,
— How did came up with this album, and what was the thought process for it?
He replied- “Eventually I had been recording long enough that a bundle of demos emerged, so I just started editing and adding and layers on repeat. Switching between tracks late at night in long post-production sessions became weirdly familiar, provided a sense of relief to pick a new direction to go each night. I think that helped keep it fun for me, and I tried to really cut the mixes down with intention, trying to keep only stuff that stand out. Anyways, I grew up surfing in the summer with my dad and brothers, and I remember a few people telling me the demos sounded 'wavy,' so I guess the concept gained momentum from there The goal was to create an album experience that really flowed well and propelled the listener through various vibes and states of consciousness, like Dark Side of the Moon”
We loved your album and it just a piece of art and real talent!
So, the next question was,
— What first got you into music?
He replied- “ When I was growing the freedom to be able to listen to whatever I wanted to, when I wanted to, seemed almost too good to be true. Recording onto tape straight from the radio was fun, but when I started re-recroding my brothers' and sister's CDs onto cassettes' in a boombox, that changed things for me. I could listen to them on repeat with my Walkman and headphones, on the bus, mowing the lawn, walking the dog. Growing up when “anti-skip” CD players were important, the freedom to choose and enjoy whatever I pleased from my surrounding led me to the Beach Boys, Ben Folds Five, The Offspring, etc”
And yes, it certainly reflects the prodigious work of yours!
Moving to next,
— Which artist inspires you the most and why?
He replied- “Animal Collective is my all-time favorite band and I consistently find inspiration by digging through their catalogue. Each album is so uniquely inventive with its own vibe and feel. Panda Bear, especially his vocal style, was a big inspiration”
Animal Collective are just experimental pop legends! Inspirational for many of us.
So our last question was,
— Any final words for our reader and people listening to your music?
He replied- “If you do put on headphones and take the 'Revolving Shores' ride in a front row seat, I hope it brings you as much peace and contentment as this process brought me on the other side”
We loved and enjoyed your song so much and so our audience will too!
From here, we end our interview with Graffiti Welfare, “DejaBlue” from the album “Revolving Shores”. If you guys like Ambient with electronic pop influence and psychedelic pop, then we promise you won't be disappointed.
Lastly, We would like George for giving his time to us with this beautiful song.
You can pre-save the album “Revolving Shores” by clicking here. ⬅
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