Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

When Fun Becomes a Career

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

When Fun Becomes a Career

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EMERGEs Calen Le Couteur recently spoke with Future Jr about his start in music and his latest single Suburbia Blue

C: What first got you into music?

FJ: I just started writing music for fun mainly, just as a thing to do with friends and it was something I really enjoyed. Then I decided one day I might try to make a career out of it and start releasing some music and that's pretty much where it all started.

C: What kind of music did you listen to growing up?

FJ: I was a bit of a late bloomer when it came to music, I didn't really start listening to music till I was around sixteen or seventeen but the first band that I really listened to was Bon Iver. It just blew my mind and I was just like okay this is real music and ever since then I really fell in love with music.

C: What can you tell us about your latest single Suburbia Blue?

FJ: Suburbia Blue was written over in L.A when I did a bit of a songwriting trip up there. The song's about my experience coming back from L.A where I was surrounded by a lot of creative people who were really passionate about pursuing their dreams and then coming back to Brisbane.

C: How long have you been working on the song?

FJ: It was a bit of a slow process, like I said it started out in L.A, which was just over six month ago when I was just toying with it. The whole song really unfolded around three months ago when I had a clearer picture of the whole thing in my mind. It's been a bit of a slow burner but I'm really stoked with how it's turned out.

C: How do you think it varies from Tell Me That I'm Wrong?

FJ: Tell Me That I'm Wrong was a song that came out quickly when I was writing, it was written out of a story that was in a certain place in time where Suburbia Blue was summarizing a six month period in my life. It's different in that regard, both songs are very personal and

ones I'm very proud of. …

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