this coast bias

Ones To Watch┃ Words by Maria Højrup Darger ┃ 10.09.2020

This Coast Bias is an indie-bedroom pop project by Clay Milford; a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based out in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After multiple stints in rock bands, Clay decided to start writing and recording music on his own, citing frustration with the hassle of ‘’gettin’’ a group of people together.’’ He began releasing music as This Coast Bias as of May 2019 and has since released twelve original songs, all of which contain a vast smorgasbord of poppy hooks, a lush wall of synth, and lyrics with a penchant for calling out past girlfriends. 

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IZLAND interviewed this coast bias on what is tangible, writing for tv and turning fear into art.

When did you start making music?

 

 I started playing guitar when I was 10, then started actually recording my own music when I was 17, so that would've been 2009. I bought a midi controller and it came with Ableton Live Lite so I just started tooling around with synths and stuff.

 

Who are you listening to at the moment?

All of the new Tame Impala stuff, a little 070 Shake, Midland, Led Zeppelin always, and the newest Kylie Minogue song.

 

What makes you make music?

 

I think it's fun taking things from the air and making them into something "tangible." Finishing a song and knowing it came from nowhere but you and maybe your past experiences or future dreams is super fun and exciting. I also am always just humming or have some sort of beat in my head so I might go crazy if I didn't have an outlet for that.

 

What are you most proud of so far in your journey?

 

 I signed a record deal last spring with a group I play in, and in July signed a licensing deal with a company that places songs in TV/Movies. Those have been two of my musical dreams for a long time, and I feel like I am learning a lot.

 

A lot is going on in the world right now, what is your next step from here?

 

Writers gotta write. A lot of great music will come from 2020, and it already has. Stress/worry/fear always makes for great art.

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