Starting this week, Choir Nation is conducting brief interviews with our artist roster. This week’s profile is on John Mullane of In-Flight Safety. I have been lucky to get to know John through my research on the music industry. He has great insight and provided articulate and informed opinion on the many topics I have explored in my research including the challenges and changes in the digital era and how to address these issues going forward. I have really enjoyed our conversations on what the industry will look like in the future and I am a huge fan of In-Flight Safety’s music. You can check out more about them here: http://www.inflightsafety.ca/index.php
Status update on IFS: Any new music, new releases, are you in the studio, on the road etc.
We are diligently working on a 10th year anniversary release of The Coast Is Clear album. The goal is to do a remix and a remaster. We are play a couple shows coming up. And ‘End of Summer” festival in Saint John NB and then we are playing at Nova Scotia Music Week in Truro on November 5. We are not really working on divining any brand new songs right now as I am working on producing some other records. Perhaps in 2017 I will realize that I need to write some new songs for IFS and not just other artists.
What music are you currently listening to?
Frank Ocean, Ria Mae, The Everywheres (Halifax Band), Tegan and Sara, The Go Betweens (80s music from Aussie), Hammock. I also know that Glen is loving the new Radiohead and he is loving the new Operators.
Who inspires you as a musician?
Literally every single musical artist who I listen to. Also many other artists such as Paul Thomas Anderson, Hans Zimmer and Chris Nolan, Sacha Baron Cohen, Mike Birbglia, Maria Bamford. Too many to list. Not Kanye.
What song(s) did you wish you wrote?
I think “I was a fool” by Tegan and Sara is perfect. I also wish I wrote everything by Bry Webb (Constantines).
Who would you love to collaborate with?
I love collaborating with other musicians, other types of artists – visual artists, etc… so in effect I love collaboration. I thrive on it. I have always loved collaborating with Drew Lightfoot on our music videos.
What made you want to be a part of Choir Nation? Why should companies want to be a part of this?
I just love the idea. It demystifies the musical process and allows people to lose themselves in music for a moment. I am always seeking out moments and Choir Nation seeks to make those happen.