Caleb Kunle’s Story
In music I try to write stuff that emulates real emotion. I feel that sound is a representation of feelings, so I try to take stuff from life and connect it to certain feelings and express that. I was in a choire when I was a kid and that is where I got this feeling of connectedness. In life music is one of the only things that brings me this feeling back.
The songwriting process is a living process for me. I think in sounds, I try to grab experiences and somehow a lyric is in often there. After I have the lyric and the melody then I have a song but it takes a while.
I was born in Nigeria and I lived there until I was about 11 or 12 I’m not too sure. When I moved to Ireland it was very different and quite.
In life I’ve never really stayed anywhere longer than six years. I’m always going somewhere.
Soon I’m going back to Africa which will be amazing because I need to reconnect with that.
I plan on recording as much as I can with local musicians there. They have a really beautiful rhythm, I want to get some of that element into my music and they also have a really beautiful sense of story telling, which is where I would like to grow. Anyone can come up with melodies, but to find a meaningful story is everlasting.
My best gig was in Dublin in a place called the Twisted Pepper with a band I had then called Young Buddha. It was a really beautiful show because a load of random people came in and in the whole room we all felt really connected, my mom was there so I had a chance to be like “yo mama”. People were really touched and that’s when I felt like music is life for me.
As far as obstacles in the Irish music industry I would say that it a really small space it’s rich in musical history but at the same time I don’t think that that’s communicated enough in the present scene. Also, In my experience everybody tries to go through the same route social media wise, there might not be enough of like collaborating with short films or making really interesting art pieces in theater. We’re kind of just left in the social media relm and not enough inside the art scene. I feel thats the only obstacle in the industry here.