Interview With Kazy Lambist

We’re super excited to host you second time this year. How was your last visit and performance?

Last time was amazing ! We had the opportunity to stay in Istanbul for a few days after the show and we really loved the people and the whole mood of the city. I can't wait to go back...

Istanbul is the second city in Kazy Lambist’s “Where People Listen” Spotify list. Are you surprised? Happy?

I know that is crazy! People in Turkey seem so enthusiastic about new French music, I'm very thankful for the support. 

Digital streaming channels work in favor of young and independent artists. I believe this is the case for you too.  But 33 000 FT was also released on vinyl. Where do you stand between Digital & Analog music?

Both are important. Having unlimited access to music is great and it's true that people mainly listen to my music on the internet but there is nothing like having the real object in hands. Last year, I released a vinyl with designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and we decided that it would not be available online. It was an idea to make the object more important and to give analog listeners something that digital listeners can't have access to.

You have touched several musical styles throughout your career. What inspires you when you’re composing?

Sometimes it can be people I meet or places I visit but I also get inspired by movies. I'm a big fan of 60's French movies. Lately, I also loved a Turkish film called Ahlat Ağacı.

Your songs are in English, which is not something we’re used to seeing with French artists. Why did you choose English?

English takes me away from my French daily life. I make music to escape into my dreams and create my own world. Also, I want the listener to feel an emotion and for that, the lyrics are not the most important part, it's more about what the music tells.

Are you familiar with the Turkish music scene?

I'm starting to listen more and more! When I was a child, my mother used to play me the song "geceler düşman" by Aşkın Nur Yengi and I still love it. Now I like Jakuzi, Lin Pesto, Büyük Ev Ablukada and Gaye Su Akyol for example. By the way, I would love to catch the opportunity to meet musicians in Istanbul so feel free to contact me!

Who are you listening to most lately?

Parcels, Men I Trust, Yaeji, Kendrick Lamar...