I’m the Synthwave artist known as Late Drifter. I love the music from classic 80s movies and tv. I try to relive those memories of the 80s and early 90s. I spend much of my free time making music and listening to music, reading comics, and watching movies. I grew up in the midwest but have lived everywhere across the country.
Where are you based?
How long have you been making music?
About a year now
What genre would you consider your music to be?
Synthwave / Instrumental
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
I had always had an interest and passion for music but I hadn’t taken the steps to write my own music until a year ago. I guess it’s one of those midlife moments you have in your 30s, where you ask if you’re happy with where you’re going. I took a crash course in music theory, sat down, and started to channel the best moments of my life into song.
What are your biggest musical influences?
Dillion Francis, Billie Eilish, Weird Al, Lorn, Look Mum No Computer, and Robots with Rayguns
Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
It’s definitely a challenge getting musical that’s instrumental out into music universe. The music industry seems to be completely revolved around vocals and limits instrumentals to nothing more than “background music”.
How many songs or albums have you released to date?
27 songs on 2 albums and 1 single to date.
Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
My latest release is, “The Road Out of Hades”. The album starts off with “Harbor Ride” a smooth saxophone lead adventure. This album came out of a request from a friend to make music to use on his racing channel. Little would we know that a global pandemic would set in during the middle in production. This definitely sets the tone for the rest of the album.
Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
I’m planning a Synthwave Halloween “Spooktacular” album. The idea is to do something with a blend between the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and every classic 80s horror movie combined. It should be fun times!