Diplo explained how he channeled his negative emotions into creativity and praised queer artists for changing the face of music in a frank interview with Attitude Magazine.
The DJ and producer, 41, who appears on the cover of May with and is interviewed alongside country singer Orville Peck, talks to us about his creative process and how he deals with loneliness.
Discussing how his emotions help his job, he said: “ I think the more you have to manage your emotions, the heavier they are, the stronger you will be to be a creator and to create.
Be creative: Diplo explained how he channeled his negative emotions into creativity and congratulated queer artists for changing the face of music in a frank interview with Attitude Magazine
“ The people I meet who are the strongest creators, they are always wavering, like almost losing their senses … I have always found that in myself too. Of course, I am dealing with loneliness. I face emotion all the time. I channel, I also write lyrics for others.
“ Some of the songs I’ve been working on, I find that it’s a fine line to balance how far you can go and how far you have to go to get help, even for your problems. I think this is something we could also talk about. But I find a level of emotional instability and a level of creativity going hand in hand. “
The star, whose real name is Thomas Wesley Pentz, also praised queer artists for their influence on modern music, praising their “ fearlessness ”
He said; “It’s always queer artists who have changed the way music exists. The original guys who created hip-hop were queer. House music, Baltimore Club, New Orleans bounce music – whenever there is a genre that falls out of thin air, it’s always like the queer scene that created it.
Discussing how his emotions help his work, he said: “ I think the more you have to manage your emotions, the heavier they are, the stronger you will be to be a creator and to create ”
“It’s always been on the subway. It’s like Vogue that Madonna published, and she’s always shown respect and love, but it’s always the queer community that has to eliminate everything. I think it comes down to fearlessness because when you have this energy – masculine energy, feminine energy – you take all the risks because there is nothing to lose.
“ I think it can be difficult for some straight men, but for queer artists, it’s kind of second nature. They can go wherever they want and, as I said, there are no walls.
Diplo and Orville revealed that they had made a friendship “ in the DM ” in January and that they had attended the Grammys 2020 together.
Candid: DJ and producer, 41, who appears on the cover of May with and is interviewed alongside country singer Orville Peck, talks about his creative process and how he deals with loneliness
In Orville, Diplo said, “ When I saw him push the envelope, I thought, ‘Shit, I love it.’ He entered by force. Now everyone is paying attention. When we went to the Grammys together, everyone just pushed me to go to him. I realized at that time that its impact was really huge. “
Last week, Diplo revealed that he was distancing himself from his young sons after being in contact with “hundreds of people” in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
The star made the difficult decision to stay away from his two sons Lockett, nine, and Lazer, five, because he cannot be sure he is not a carrier of the virus and will not pass it on to them. or their grandmother. .
Speaking to Instagram, the star shared a video of him and his sons squeezing their hands on either side of a glass door separating them as he wrote: “ My sons are too young to understand the complexity of what is happening.
Pals: Diplo and Orville revealed that they had formed a “ DM ” friendship in January and attended the 2020 Grammys together
“But they are not anxious and nervous like all of us. They live in a house with their most vulnerable grandmother.
I have been in contact with hundreds of people in the past four weeks … and I stay away from home until I get rid of the virus. [sic]
Diplo admitted that “it hurts” to be far from his offspring, but he makes a “sacrifice” to ensure that those around him are “safe”.
In a follow-up article, the star, who shares her sons with former partner Kathryn Lockhart, insisted that the best way to fight the virus for everyone is to assume they were infected and take then the necessary precautions.