A Blue Dahlia Sprouts Next To A Tree On A Hill

A Tree On A Hill” exudes a sense of majesty and confidence, a connection with the surroundings and the silence of nature. All of these are the sources of inspiration for the songs of “A Tree On A Hill”. The sound craftsman was basically impacted by Modern Wave, Synth Pop and Unused Sentimental.

At the end of the 1980s, the keyboard and the classical guitar took the place of the piano and the guitar. He collaborated with several other musicians to generate a number of hit tunes around the beginning of the new millennium. Since the year 2020, he has been creating music in his studio, incorporating new age songs with a strong link to nature that are issued under the artist name “A Tree On A Hill.

The artiste of Blue Dahlia, ‘A Tree On A Hill‘ share the story behind his latest release Blue Dahlia. A brown, inconspicuous tuber, planted in soft soil in spring. Soon green shoots sprout and grow into a lush bush. Little spheres shoot out everywhere like antennae and soon unfold their beauty. Like blue suns they turn to all sides, dewdrops glide softly from the delicate petals in the morning.

Like an oversized bouquet in the garden bed, swarmed by honey bees, the dahlia shines into autumn.

“The intro symbolizes the sprouting of green shoots from the brown tuber. With the swelling strings, the perennial grows up and thrives. With the single delicate violin, the first buds appear, with the onset of the violin ensemble, the dahlias blossom in their full blue beauty, until in autumn the blossom wilts and a new life cycle begins.”

These were the words of A Tree On Hill when asked about the song.

A Tree On A Hill shared more about himself in a recent interview with Mister Styx of musicarenagh

Get the full story below:


Follow A Tree On A Hill on








What is your stage name?

A Tree On A Hill

Is there a story behind your name?

The tree stands for the connection to nature. Like the tree, we are directly rooted to our environment and need water and nutrients to thrive. In return, the tree provides shade, produces oxygen and the dead leaves form the breeding ground for other plants. We humans should also take care to live in harmony with nature.

On a hill, the tree stands alone and on the one hand symbolises the loneliness that I express with a certain melancholy in my songs, on the other hand it has an overview of the whole environment.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

Directly from nature on my doorstep or during a walk in the immediate vicinity. The landscape with the forests, lakes and fields offers so much in terms of inspiration.

What role did music play in the early years of your life?

Ever since I can remember, music has always been a place where I could go to reflect, to gather myself, to draw new energy or to process experiences.

Do you come from a musical or artistic family?

My mother liked to play the accordion and my brother played the piano.

Who inspired you to get into music?

When I was young, I was not allowed to go on a holiday. I invested the money I saved in renting a keyboard. After a few days, I knew I would like to compose songs.

How did you learn to sing/write/play?

Quite classically on the one hand in music lessons at school, where mainly singing was taught, and in parallel in recorder, piano and guitar lessons alongside school.

What was the first concert you ever attended and who did you see perform there?

That was actually the village music, a kind of brass band and marching band, which gave a concert every national day.

How would you describe your music?

A flowing soundscape of a wide variety of instruments.

Describe your creative process.

When I am outside in nature, I am inspired by sounds, tastes, colours and shapes. For the current song “Blue Dahlia”, for example, I walked past a garden in my neighbourhood. A bunch of blue dahlias was in full bloom.

I was fascinated by the colour, which seemed to glow even more intensely through the rays of the sun. I felt the fine breeze that made the flowers sway back and forth, heard the insects buzzing and smelled the garden scent wafting towards me.

I record such intense moments and try to reproduce them in my studio through sounds and harmonies.

A Tree On A Hill – Blue Dahlia

What is your main inspiration?

As already mentioned, it is nature, the environment in which I find myself at the moment, that gives me my inspiration.

Which musician do you admire the most and why?

I mainly admire the music of musicians than the musicians themselves. Songs that touch me, move me, make me think, stimulate my emotions.

Has your style evolved since the beginning of your career?

I think every new composition brings you a bit further in your own development. You learn to master your instruments and technique better, learn from mistakes that you avoid the next time. It’s like life: Experiences enrich you and bring you further, whether they are positive or negative.

What is your favourite song to perform?

Always my latest song, in this case it’s “Blue Dahlia”. Because the newest one always has the best of me in it.

Why did you choose this as the title for our new project?

Because a bush of blue dahlias was the source of inspiration for this song.

Who do you see as your main competition?

I think the beautiful thing about music is that there are endless variations and possibilities. Everyone has their own unique taste in music. I don’t see competition in the world of music, I see competitors. People who, like me, want to touch and reach other people with their music.

What are your interests outside of music?

I love to travel and discover new places. I also read a lot, because for me reading has a similar impact as music. I let myself be immersed in another world.

If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?

Unfortunately, I can’t make a living from the music I make. That’s why I also work as a Business Analyst in the IT field.

What is the biggest problem you encountered on your way to music?

Taking enough time to create music, as I work part-time.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Basically, I think it’s incredible the possibilities you have today to distribute your music yourself worldwide and make it accessible to people. But the easy availability also makes music a mass commodity. Because of the incredible amount of new music, individual songs are no longer seen as the works of art they are. The income from streaming is too small for a musician. Artists would have to earn much more here.

What are your plans for the coming months?

In the next few months, I’ll bring my Blossom series to a conclusion and, in addition, I already have initial ideas for new songs.

Do you have any plans for artistic collaborations?

Not at the moment

What message would you like to give to your fans?

Be aware that you are a part of your environment, of a whole. Enjoy every moment, be curious and playful.



Mister Styx
Mister Styxhttps://musicarenagh.com
Entertainment freak || Facts only || Mechanical Engineer by profession, i guess i can do blogging part time right? Right, there we go, thats where it all started

Latest articles

Related articles