I Had The Opportunity To Interview One Of My Good Friends, Soft Glas. Keep Your Eyes & Ears Open.
1. Who is Soft Glas?
I’m a kid who overthinks everything & daydreams too much. & I produce music.
2. What inspired your love & passion for music?
I grew up in an artistic household. Everyone from my great grandfather down to my father has been a (professional) musician so the writing was on the wall…I developed a love and passion for music around the age of 4.
3. When did you know this what you wanted to do?
There are pictures of me as a 5 year old playing the drums…So I’ve wanted to be an artist for as long as I can remember.
4. Who can you say are some of your inspirations & influences?
I’m very influenced by my father. Being a composer and pianist, he was always a shining example of how much work it really takes to be an artist. His passion, discipline, and commitment to his craft have really made a mark on me.
5. When you create music, what do you want your audience to feel when they hear it?
I don’t really know. I don’t aim to make people feel a certain way. I make music from a very specific place: complex emotions like nostalgia and melancholy drive my expression, and those are not necessarily positive or negative emotions. So, I think everyone will interpret the sounds differently. One person might hear something and interpret hope, while someone else could interpret chillness.
6. Name a pivotal time in your life that really let you know that this is what you’re supposed to be doing with your life.
Talking to people and hearing how my music affects them is always a trip. I think that anytime anyone tells me how they’ve had an intimate moment with my music, I feel validated in what I’m doing. So, I don’t really think it’s one specific time, so much as it’s these random little moments.
7. What do you feel is missing with the creative world? What do you feel is holding a lot back?
I don’t think anything is missing. I think if anything holds people back it’s the fear/insecurity that comes with doing things that might not be very popular at the time (which is totally normal).
8. How do you feel about the state of music right now?
I think it’s easy to complain about the state of music or other creative platforms. But I really believe that we live in a golden era, where EVERYTHING exists. Everything is accessible, you just have to know where to find what your soul desires.
9. Who is your favorite artists of all time?
That’s hard. I’d say that the music of Claude Debussy has always spoken to me. Pharrell is my modern icon. And my father, Gonzalo Rubalcaba is my idol.
10. What is some inspiration you can give anyone with a dream? What is something you wish you could go back & tell your younger self?
I would say just learn as much as possible. Don’t be afraid of your inner voice. Express yourself freely. Someone, somewhere, will connect with it if it’s GENUINE.