On a cold Thursday evening, my colleague and I sat down with My Heart The Brave, just a couple of hours before he would go on stage as support for the P3’s uundgåelige Mont Oliver. My Heart The Brave is a rising name in the Danish electronica scene, and with playtime on the Danish radio station P6 Beat. We sat down with the guy to get to know him, and dig a bit into his past.
So “My Heart The Brave” is still a pretty new ”thing” at least to us listeners, tell us a bit about how you became ”My Heart The Brave”
Well when we are performing “My Heart The Brave” is a full band, but actually all the music Is made by me. My friend and I own a studio, where I’ve been producing a lot of music for many different people. Then for about a year ago I decided to return to making my own music, I say “return” because I have been doing it for a long time, it was only put off due to me being to busy with other peoples stuff, amongst these band are for example Eclectic Moniker. So due to my experience in the studio it has sort of become a premise for me that I make everything on my own, from the very beginning. That said, I did get my single mastered by a guy in London called “Mike Marsh.”
Well if we go even further back I actually studied classic piano, at the royal music academy (Jyske Musikkonservatorium) here in Aarhus, but as I’m not really using it that much in my music today.
Interesting it seems like quite a stretch from classic music to what you are doing today, where is the connection?
I’ve been interested in all kinds of music for many years now, but by coincidence it seems like the kind I play today has been what have stayed with me throughout the years. Maybe it can’t seem far apart classic piano, and the electronic stuff I do today, but actually there are elements that are kinda the same. Harmonies fascinate me in particular, and in the understanding how to combine those with rougher electronic elements I can use my knowledge from school.
The name “My Heart The Brave” where does it come from?
I’ve played music for many years, and played a lot of concerts, among them quite a few with the band “The Rumour Said Fire” where I played the piano, so taking the big step to doing a solo project takes some courage.
So what does the future bring?
The plan is to “officialy” release my single here medio February, but besides form that I do have a lot of tracks that are already done, and just waiting to get released. When I can’t tell by now.