We were fortunate enough to catch up with Brian Myk from Rocket Horse following the release of their superb single, ‘Kryptonite’. Read the full interview now!
Hi Brian, how did you first get into music?
I’ve always been fascinated by the various elements that compose a song and have loved music for as long as I can remember. I used to write for some bands I sang for as a young kid and took a break for several years. In 2020 a friend Lee Becker was writing songs and kind of nudged me back into it, so to speak. Thirty songs later, and boy am I happy he did.
What is the first song that captured your attention as a youngster?
I liked “Blinded by the Light” by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band and a bunch of Elvis and Kiss songs. I thought it was magic.
Tell us about your latest release, ‘Kryptionite’?
Rocket Horse’s latest hit, ‘Kryptonite’, is essentially a take on how Superman’s got to feel in his relationships. With the line in the chorus that says, “I can be the Hero that you need me to be, but I can’t hold a Heart that’s Kryptonite”, it really states that there is nothing in the world that I wouldn’t do to save you and when I do, a heart of Kryptonite for my trouble.
‘Kryptonite’ is a hook-driven song. Do you start your writing process with a hook?
I try to. Sometimes a super catchy line will come to me, and I will run with it. The melody and the hook are the elements that will hold the listener and bring them in, almost like they are a part of the song if that makes sense.
Where did the lyrical inspiration come from on this latest release?
I try to draw inspiration from life experiences. I’ve travelled quite a bit and had some really great moments with cool people in some pretty amazing historical places. These memories I like to draw from and did so in this song.
What motivates you to make music?
I guess the correct answer should be for the love of the craft. While that is true, I really want to leave a Legacy. I also want to impress on people to take a chance. Write that song, write that book, take some chances. Leave your mark, so they know you were here.
What’s your favourite venue to play?
So it’s been a while since playing live, I would say some of the clubs in South Florida. For seeing a show, the old Hollywood Sporatorium in Pembroke Pines, Florida, was a great place for shows.
What are your other passions aside from music?
I enjoy studying History, deeper thinking like numerology and some esoteric thinking. Did you know the Number 9 holds the key to pretty much everything. It’s crazy. Have a look down that rabbit hole.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
I would say maybe create more avenues for up and coming artists to show what they’ve got. Getting any attention takes a lot of patience and work, but when some come your way, it is great.
What is the best music advice you have ever been given?
I’ve had some good advice from people who have lived it. My buddies Ray West (Spread Eagle) and Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns) lead by example and have shown that the road certainly isn’t short or easy, for that matter. It is a lot of fun, though.
What new music are you listening to at the moment?
I have a pretty wide variety of tastes as music is concerned. I’m a big Brantley Gilbert guy, and I like a lot of the songs that Fall Out Boy make. My boy Jacob Bryant from right here in Jasper, Georgia, is always putting out impressive music.
What musical plans do you have for the next two years?
The two-year plan is to showcase Rocket Horse Music, Secure a solid deal, and show the world what we’ve got. Rockets are lit. The destination is set. Go time in 3..2..1….
FVMusicBlog April 2022