The 24 year old Georgia native, Stephen Day, released his first EP Undergrad Romance and the Moses in Me back in 2016 with a viral start. His track If You Were the Rain gained mass appeal among his first fans pushing him to chart on Spotify’s Global viral playlist peaking at number two. Now with the release of Supernatural (Every Other Way) and When It Was Always Like You, both from a new EP, Stephen spoke with The Fountain about his music and the venues he enjoys playing back home.
TF: The debut single from your new album is out. What has the reception been like to Supernatural (Every Other Way) and When It Was Always You?
I’ve felt very loved by the responses I’ve gotten so far. This single and the entire project feel like one big experiment to me. The genre “bedroom pop” had been floating around for the past year or so and it felt like the perfect moment in time to try my hand at the way a lot of music is being created these days… In the artist’s room. I’m so proud of the song-writing and production that went into these songs and it feels like most of my fans are on board for the journey, which makes me feel super lucky.
TF: How would you sum up the new record in one sentence?
A journey through some of my favourite sounds and feelings songs can take you to.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
As of right now, the plan is to stay as creative as possible. Whether that means writing or producing, I think the goal is to keep moving. It’s really easy to feel stuck during a moment like this, but I think I’ll look back and be glad that I did my best to keep my creativity flowing.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live?
Exit/in here in Nashville holds a lot of history for me and feels like home. I love when I get the chance to play there. Thankfully, I think they are going to make it through the pandemic economically which gives me some hope that I’ll get to play there again and see some other great acts in the future.
TF: Where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
I look forward to heading back to the west coast. Before the pandemic, I had just opened for a band called Brook and the Bluff out there and it felt like I had more fans out there than I realized. I’d love to headline some shows out there when the world starts spinning again.
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