April 11, 2014 | Daniella & Letisha Jones-EllisFresh from headlining his UK tour which also saw him stop off in Oxford’s Art Bar for a night, Bipolar Sunshine talks to L’ART, giving us a chance to learn more about the upcoming artist, who after several EP releases is being dubbed the one to look out for in 2014.
With an aim to offer his tour audience members a chance to experience escapism and surreal moments, Bipolar Sunshine wanted to lift the spirits of all, allowing everyone to forget about everything at that moment in time. “We are all in the same space at the same time, so I wanna make them feel good,” he said.
Here’s your quick four with Bipolar Sunshine…
Why the stage name ‘Bipolar Sunshine’?
I wanted to be able to write in any style I wanted, without being questioned about the genre. I could write the most depressing topics, to the most uplifting topics and the sunshine adds a glimmer of hope at the end.
I always had the idea in my head to call my solo project this name, I wanted something to write towards that gave me the picture of escapism.
‘Where Did The Love Go’ has fast become a favourite of 2014 single releases. Described as a modern day love song, what did you want to get across to listeners when recording the track?
I was inspired by some girl that I knew, who was in a serious relationship, but knew she should be with someone else who is better for her. She couldn’t make that tough decision to leave… another trail left by a relationship failure. Even when offered the right thing, she refused it.
What are your plans for the remainder of 2014?
My goal is to create some interesting music and art. I’m really looking into maybe signing an artist to my label. To live good and enjoy the opportunity in life that I have right now.
What interesting fact about yourself may not be known to our readers?
I have a growing obsession with Margay cats that live in Peru. They are wild cats but one day I will find a way to have one in my apartment in London.
Leaving a message with his audience to love more and worry less, with the ability to instantly change the mood of all around him, Bipolar Sunshine’s feel good nature certainly had an influence on the vibe of the night, with sold out venues to follow and a vast amount of satisfied fans departing in what was a successful tour all round.
Here’s to the continued glimmer of hope.
Photo Credit: The Peel Music