Interview: Ljubov Dzuzhynska
Photo: Andreas Jakwerth
24.05 | HVOB Concert Tour • Kyiv by HMG
In conversation with Anna Müller
How would you describe your art to those who are not yet familiar with it?
Just listen to it. I am really bad at describing music, especially my own.
What excites you the most in what you do?
Making music, traveling around the world and meeting people.
What topics fascinate you outside of music?
That’s a hard question because basically everything I do is about music. But I love reading about politics, I really try to read a lot of magazines and being updated all the time.
What have you learned through HVOB on both a personal and professional level?
Don’t make anybody responsible for your failings or your success. Be responsible. Stand up for yourself. Be kind, always.
In your opinion, what is the next stage of your life?
It’s hard to tell, especially after the last year. I have learned that nothing is for granted, absolutely nothing. I try to live more in the moment, worrying less about the future.
Do you have any favourite music videos?
So many, but one of my favourites is UNKLE – Rabbit In Your Headlights.
What do you think really matters at the end of life?
To know that I have lived my life authentically, that I have done everything I wanted to do. No regrets.
What is the best gig you’ve ever attended as a viewer?
Radiohead, 2000something in Germany
Is there a country, city, or club left where you would like to play in?
We nearly played in every country already, and I love all of them. But where we haven’t played yet is Iceland and New Zealand. And I would love to go there. We are working on it.
What recent trend annoys you the most?
Selfies. I just hate selfies.
What’s the wisest thing you’ve heard?
There is no one thing, it would be very unwise to say there is just one thing : ) But I have read somewhere lately, that you are always in the exact right moment and place where you meant to be. No matter how hard, no matter how painful. That you must trust the process. And that was very soothing to read.