Break From Myself’ is the latest in a string of releases from German songwriter and producer Oliver Bach. Written during the height of the pandemic, while locked down, the song captures the feeling of being home alone, but rather than this being a dispiriting or lonely experience, Bach lifts up his eyes to the possibility of breaking out, taking a break from ourselves as we party, relax and escape the sense of isolation created by covid. We grabbed Batch for a quick chat.
Q. So to KICK it all off who is Oliver Batch in three words only?
Reliable, interested, cosmopolitan
Q. Who did you grow up listening to and what are you listening to right now?
I listen to Michael Jackson, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk and a lot of 80′ synthpop when I grow up.
Now I listen to the music from artists like ARTBAT, CamelPhat, Adriatique. I try to listen so much new electronic music release as possible. I also listen to a lot of different artists and genres of music, to hear what is going on outside my shell. It’s important get inspiration from outside the box.
Q. Who would be your dream collaboration?
Q. Tell us about the Single “ Break From Myself”, how did it come about?
I wrote “Break From Myself” back in lockdown. I’ve put a lot of heart and soul into this song and composed the lyrics and the music with these lockdown emotions. My vision was to create a song that reflects the feeling of loneliness. To free yourself from everyday life, the desire to take a break from your own life, a break from myself.
Q. If You could trade places with another person for a week- famous or non famous/living or dead / real or fictional who would it be?
Fictional is great. James T. Kirk from the Enterprise. Explore space, meet new civilizations and to go where no man has gone before sounds very exciting.
Q. We have a few easy questions for you now- Pick two Celebrities to be your parents- Who?
I‘m very satisfied with mine, but I think Lady Gaga and Dwayne Johnson.
Q. Rate yourself(s) on a scale of 1-10?
I always find it difficult to evaluate yourself. I prefer to leave that
Q. Who is your style icon?
David Beckham. He had once gone through phases with very questionable taste, but now he knows what does and doesn’t work. His combinations are simple yet effective, and he shows that you don’t have to be out there to stand out.
Q. If Hollywood made a movie about your life who would you like to see play the lead role as you?
Chris Hemsworth. If it should be a future movie from the retrospective, Christoph Waltz because I like his kind of acting.
Q.If You could trade places with another person for a week- famous or non famous/living or dead / real or fictional who would it be?
Q. Where can we find you (YouTube/insta/ TikTok etc.)
Q.Any gigs/events planned for this / next year?
I‘m still planning, but nothing is fixed yet. Follow me on social media to stay up to date.