Interview with Singer-Songwriter Connery Davoodian
HELLO CONNERY DAVOODIAN, WELCOME TO ABOUT INSIDER! HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE MUSIC THAT YOU TYPICALLY CREATE?
This music is my deep feelings and perspective towards love. The way that I’m describing in this music is the way that you have a silent lover that knows you very well and has a feeling to you, and I know that person as well and I feel the same, and we both know that we have some feelings to each other but for some unknown reason we have decided to stay silent and not do anything about it.
In this stage of love, I think the most magic will happen because I believe it’s in this stage that you see that person the way you like and that’s the way that makes you happy. I’m not saying after knowing each other and seeing the real person we won’t like each other, what I’m saying is we make something up in our mind, we create a personality of that person that if it’s true it will be the best match ever.
PLEASE TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR SINGLE “JANA” HOW DID THIS SONG FIRST COME TOGETHER AND WHAT IS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND IT?
JANA is a Female name and in Farsi ( Persian language ) JANA comes from life and if you say Jana to someone it means you are willing to die for that person.
For the very first time when I heard this name, I started to make some lyrics up in my mind, and soon after it came to life and I wrote it down and that was when I decided to make a melody and choose it as my first single and my very first music video.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE PERFORMANCE IN YOUR CAREER.
Maybe for most singers, the best performance is when you have thousands of fans watching you and you are on a big stage full of lighting and smoke and when you sing the very last note everyone stands up and screams bravo…
For me, that’s not wasn’t the case, after publishing the song and having a lot of concerts one day I remembered the root of the song and I contacted that little girl whose name is Jana and I told her the story and when I was done she asked me… Ok, uncle Connery would you sing the song for me? And I said of course… That was my best performance that I won’t forget.
HOW DO YOU FEEL THE INTERNET HAS IMPACTED THE MUSIC BUSINESS?
The way that the internet is impacting music is the same way that has impacted almost everything, like shopping. We used to go to the store for everything that we needed but now we have Amazon, 20 years ago if you wanted to listen to a piece of music you had to buy the cassette or the DVD and that how you could support the artist. But now we have Youtube and social media that everyone can easily listen to our music and enjoy it and those who understand the internet move will be the successful ones.
YOU HAVE AN AMAZING VOICE. ARE YOU VOCALLY TRAINED?
Yes, I am vocally trained and I am still learning and have a private coach.
HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH WRITER’S BLOCK?
Normally at that stage, I start playing some guitar and maybe some flute to stop thinking about lyrics for a second and if that doesn’t work I do something that you may laugh lol
I stand in front of a wall and stare at it and try to clear my mind with some deep breathing techniques.
WHAT ACCORDING TO YOU HOLDS THE MOST IMPORTANCE, FAME, RESPECT, OR MONEY?
Fame, respect, and money… hmmm
I would say between these 3 options Money because you can buy fame and respect with it but if there was another option to choose like love and family I would choose that.
FOR OUR FINAL QUESTION, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD?
There is a lot to say, the story of me, and how I do things, and much more, but I would need more time to talk about it. I just wanted to thank you and all your readers and I hope that everyone who listened to my music enjoys it. I appreciate your time and effort for this interview and I hope we can do this more in the future.
To know more about Connery Davoodian visit: www.connerydavoodian.com and don’t forget to follow him on Instagram @connerymusic, Facebook @connerymusic, Twitter: @connerymusic and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ConneryDavoodian