Stephen Billington has come to Independent Music News with a lot of half-baked ideas, wanting to bring our humble website some attention. However, we’ve had enough after hearing about his latest concept of knocking on people’s doors dressed as a giant musical note. Thankfully, unlike his business ventures, he’s alright at interviewing artists. This week, he had a virtual conversation with the irrefutably talented JJ Draper, chatting about a load of subjects including his newest single, …If You’re Awake In The Night.
They also covered his broken lockdown promises, what kind of subjects fascinate him when writing, and the inspiration behind …If You’re Awake In The Night. A quick note for this one; the song is about a tragedy where a young man was murdered a few feet from Draper’s door. He chats about how he reflects upon that event now, and how it shaped the track itself. We also tried out a new feature called Agony Artist, where we gave him issues from an agony aunt column. This is one you cannot miss, give it a listen below.