Interview With Divine Nation On Latest Album ‘Enchantment’

Guys let me tell you about this new band, Divine Nation, a duo from Glasgow, this is Paul Connor on the vocals and Jezz Watson on the music and a new element is what they are introducing to the scene and this can be witnessed in their new album “Enchantment”.

These dudes are old school, and their music is proof of that. They’re all about harmonizing music with poems and raw beats that appeal to your emotions in one way or the other. Imagine blending Miles Davis with the feeling that you get from listening to David Bowie music, but it sounds like none of these musicians at the same time.

The new album is called “Enchantment” and it is something else. They completed it in three days, can you imagine that? In essence, it is a journey to the soul through music. Beginning with “Light Never Dies” and going up to the titular track, “Clinical” takes the listener on an exciting rollercoaster of rock and jazz elements.

For Divine Nation it is not only about producing songs but about invoking a certain atmosphere. If you are into musical groups that can get you to think and feel, then you should listen to them. They are undoubtedly potential contenders for future success or growth.

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What is your stage name

Our name is Divine Nation but we also have songs under the band name Giantslayers.

Is there a story behind your stage name?

Our stage name Divine Nation comes from a song recorded by Giantslayers
That was the final song I did with my ex collaborator Colin Cooper.

Where do you find inspiration?

I find inspiration in life experiences, images, people around me what’s going on the world,
dreams and day dreams

What was the role of music in the early years of your life?

I was surrounded by music in my early life
My Dad was into jazz and big bands, My Mum the Beatles rock n roll and country.

Are you from a musical or artistic family?

My family had a great love of music
The home usually had music on.
They were not themselves creative but that wad a mindset.

Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?

It was my first collaborator Colin Cooper who gave me the opportunity to write lyrics develop vocal melodies and sing.
So bigs up to Colin for that opportunity.

How did you learn to sing/write/to play?

I’ve always been a creative writer
I’ve had a couple of novels published.
I also wrote poetry and I performed it.
I wrote a piece with a sung part in it about a decade ago, it was well received and I loved performing it.
That planted a seed.

What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?

Dr Feelgood were the first live band and John Hall the first artist.
Feelgood were frightening and frighteningly good
John talented but more benign!

How could you describe your music?

My music is eclectic and it strives to have punch and to be inspirational

Describe your creative process.

My creative process is like a flash of lightning comes out of the ether
Most song lyrics I complete within ten minutes
I then hand the lyrics with a vocal melody to my musician Co composer.
A couple of times they have sent me music and I have put lyrics and a vocal to that music. For example, the title track of Enchantment was done that way.
Jez Watson sent me the music and the title Enchantment came to me in a dream!
I woke up from that dream and wrote those lyrics.

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Most song lyrics I complete within ten minutes

What is your main inspiration?

My inspiration is the nitty gritty of life seen through a spiritual lens.
Driven by a notion of elevation for both me and the collective too.

What musician do you admire most and why?

I think my singing had massively improved with practice.
Evolution wise I’m looking for diverse influences through collaboration

Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?

I’ve always loved Bowie from being a boy to the present.
My favourite artist/musician.

I like the music to be fluid I’ve worked with three composers all of them had their own niquestyles and musical backgrounds.
That heavily influenced the style and tone of the music.

Who do you see as your main competitor?I don’t think in terms of competitors
I think a rising tide lifts all boats
I’m always open to collaboration.

What are your interests outside of music?

My interests are different cultural experiences through travel, the beauty of nature, great music, maining creativity encouraging others to do the same.
Being as autonomous as possible is a must.

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

If I wasn’t doing music I would still be teaching chi kung.

What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?

The biggest problem in and around music has been getting a band together that can work together to play live and, as an independent artist getting the music out to a larger audience.
The industry needs reformation!

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

The one thing I would change would be the grip of the major record labels.

Why did you choose this as the title of this project?

Divine Nation was chosen for the name of the project as it is a manifesto for a more elevated future.
Humanity lifted out of the mud.

What are your plans for the coming months?

Next few months will see the release of a Giantslayers album under the Divine Nation banner
More creativity, more fun and perhaps a little travel too.

Do you have any artistic collaboration plans

I’ll be looking for new collaborators for new vventures probably to work on what will be a third album of songs
There’s quite a few in the pipeline!

What message would you like to give to your fans?

I say to everybody pursue your goals and dreams and do not let the opinions of others stop you from doing what you want tovdo in terms of your own creativity.
Don’t let it pass you by.
Big thanks to all who support us.

Mister Styx
Mister Styx
My name is Mister Styx and I'm a music blogger and an HVAC Engineer. I'm passionate about all kinds of music, from rock to hip-hop, Jazz, and Reggae as a matter of fact I am always eager to hear new sounds as music has no barrier, and I'm always looking for new sounds to explore. Hop on lets go fetch for some new sounds!

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