PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF FOR US WHO ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH YOU AND YOUR MUSIC AND TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.
Hey, I’m PK - an Estonian musician who likes to let contrast run free. I mix together pop-punk, hip-hop, indie, punk, sometimes even euro trance and hyperpop. I’ve been making music for a long time but just about 2 years in English. Like many people, I spent a long time being lost and confused in my own head. Brought up by close calls and suppressed pain an idea formed in my head that this can’t go on. And you can’t kill an idea. An idea is bulletproof, as they said in one of my favorite movies “V for Vendetta”. I started the “for a better life” movement in Estonia which focuses on being comfortable in your anxious, short falling, often judged you. Since the start of 2022 I mostly make alternative rock but always looking to change it up and create something unique and helpful to people. All about the journey.
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR NEW SINGLE?
Pretty sure I never made a song this positive before haha. I wrote this when summer was approaching and I thought to myself “People are so stressed out. But is it all really real?” I’m certain that some if not most of our problems are generated by our own mental state. SO I made this song just to remind people to let go now and then. To let go of the “I need to get up at 7” and the “I wonder if there are any friends at the party”. Let go of the doubts and the 13 year old you that got picked on at school. Even if it’s for a brief while.
WHAT INSPIRED THE SINGLE?
Likely it was what’s going on in my own head. It’s easy to say “I wrote this about people's problems” but it’s harder to say that they are mine in the first place. I never knew how to let go enough, even got a bit obsessive with a number of situations. On days of no inspiration, we should be able to inspire ourselves from within. And that’s my point with “for a better life” too. We should always be loud and proud about who we are.
WHAT RECORD CHANGED YOUR LIFE AND WHY?
Belle and Sebastian - We Rule the School. I get shivers and burst in tears every single time I listen to it. It was pretty much the soundtrack to my teenage years. I put it on right now after years and see myself sitting in my moms apartment, the computer corner. Staring at the computer screen lost and confused, raw. With this on repeat. This song will forever be everything. Everything beautiful and everything that destroys me.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE MUSIC VIDEO FILMED BY YOU OR ANOTHER ARTIST?
Well I love all of mine, obviously haha, they are my babies. But overall I really like Ghostemane - Fed Up, he is always just so aesthetically on point. Pretty much everything he does is amazing visually. But there is A LOT of brilliant videos out there so naming them would be a whole book. Twenty One Pilots have unreal videos too, they literally tell a story through all their work. To really grasp it, you should watch every video they ever released from the very first one but I’m not even sure I’d get it then.
WHAT WOULD WE FIND YOU DOING WHEN YOU'RE NOT MAKING MUSIC?
Slacking off. At this point, a lot of my activities are involved with making music. Marketing, making promo materials, PR. I’m never really totally off it but the closest I come is when I’m playing xbox before I go to bed with my friends. Not to bed with my friends, xbox with my friends.That’s a great time. And just hanging out with friends and listening to music is always great too but hey, there comes that music creeping again.
DO YOU GET NERVOUS PERFORMING LIVE, IF SO HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?
I used to get so nervous that I couldn’t talk to anyone for like an hour before the show. Could feel my heart beating in my ears so bad that it hurt. I have high levels on anxiety in me, took prescriptions for them but they didn’t really help. What actually helped was evolving as a person and kind of just, letting go. Like I told you about my latest song before, just have to let go more. So in time, it got better. Everything always gets better with time. Unless it’s terminal, then you’re fucked.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
The people I will meet in the future and the people I will never meet. The ones I met, put the soul and life in my songs. The ones I haven’t met yet give the hope. The ones I will never meet, give my sound the distinctive melancholy. It was never about where I’m going but who I’m going with. The unreal, surreal, dramatic, eerie, painful, beautiful, amazing trip that is life.
WHAT IS NEXT?
To the stars and beyond. There are some unexpected collabs in the works and they will be released soon. Shows are coming, merch is coming. It’s all coming full circle.
PLEASE TELL US ANY SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS SO WE CAN SHARE.
Of course! Join me on the alternative path to a better self. Lesgooo
TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@pkest SC: https://soundcloud.com/pkestonia