Album link – Dopamine by BØRNS
We were lucky enough to steal a few minutes with Garrett Borns, better known by his stage name BØRNS.
He is busy on the road, but we had him answer some questions.
1. The release of your first studio album, Dopamine, was only a few short weeks ago. How have you seen its reception during your live shows?
Very pleasing response so far. Seems like everyone is grooving to the new stuff.
2. “The Emotion” is such a fantastic song. Can you talk about the lyrics of the song and what they mean to you?
The Emotion was inspired by the sample of coyotes I captured in LA in the beginning of the song. To me it evoked a feeling of letting go, being unrestrained with your emotions.
3. Being on the road for long periods of time must be hard on your mind and body. What do you do between gigs to entertain yourself?
The momentum of the road keeps me entertained. The rest of the time between gigs includes fantastical slumbers.
4. You have been steadily touring for the last couple years. Do you ever get downtown to just relax? If so, what are some of your favorite non-music related activities?
Finding a cafe with free wifi, espresso and that unexpected slice of carrot cake.
5. What has been your favorite venue to play at so far on your current tour?
Austin City Limits was a total blast. Beautiful weather and a sea of lovely folks.
6. Your cover of The Weeknd’s Can’t Feel My Face was wonderful. It added a more delicate feel to it, if that is even possible. Do you have any other cover songs you love to play around with?
I like learning Bee Gee’s songs for their crazy key changes. Also I’ve been playing a cover of “Moonage Daydream” by Bowie with my band recently.
7. What was your number one professional accomplishment of 2015?
Having matching socks sans holes in the heels.
8. One question we ask everyone, are there any lesser-known musical artists that you are listening to that you think others should check out?
My good friend Cecilia who played keys and guitar for my last tour has a band called Gothic Tropic that’s super dope. She’s putting out an album soon that’s going to be melodically delicious.
Be sure to catch him on his current tour.
|Nov 18||Crocodile||Seattle, WA||Buy Tickets|
|Nov 19||Fortune Sound Club||Vancouver, Canada||Buy Tickets|
|Nov 20||Mississippi Studios||Portland, OR||Buy Tickets|
|Nov 22||The Independent||San Francisco, CA||Buy Tickets|
|Nov 23||El Rey Theatre||Los Angeles, CA||Buy Tickets|
|Nov 24||Belly Up||Solana Beach, CA||Buy Tickets|
|Nov 25||The Observatory||Santa Ana, CA||Buy Tickets|
|Nov 29||The Norva||Norfolk, VA||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 01||Rams Head Live!||Baltimore, MD||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 02||THE POUR HOUSE||Charleston, SC||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 03||Vinyl||Atlanta, GA||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 04||Art Basel – Miami Beach||Miami, FL||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 05||97X Next Big Thing||Tampa, FL||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 06||Metropolitan Park||Jacksonville, FL||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 08||Saturn||Birmingham, AL||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 10||FM 102.1’s Big Snow Show X||Milwaukee, WI||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 11||Midland Theatre||Kansas City, MO||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 12||Hi-Fi||Indianapolis, IN||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 13||3rd & Lindsley||Nashville, TN||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 15||Newport Music Hall||Columbus, OH||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 16||The Shelter||Detroit, MI||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 18||First Niagra Center||Buffalo, NY||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 30||The Falls Music & Arts Festival – Marion Bay||Marion Bay, Australia||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 31||The Falls Music & Arts Festival – Lorne||Lorne, Australia||Buy Tickets|
|Jan 02||The Falls Music & Arts Festival – Byron Bay||Wooyung, Australia||Buy Tickets|
|Jan 05||NORTHCOTE SOCIAL||Northcote, Australia||Buy Tickets|
|Jan 07||Newtown Social||Newtown, Australia||Buy Tickets|
|Jan 10||Southbound Festival||Perth, Australia||Buy Tickets|
|Feb 19||02 ABC||Glasgow, United Kingdom||Buy Tickets|
|Feb 20||Birmingham O2 Academy||Birmingham, United Kingdom||Buy Tickets|
|Feb 22||Manchester Academy 1||Manchester, United Kingdom||Buy Tickets|
|Feb 23||O2 BRIXTON ACADEMY||Brixton, United Kingdom||Buy Tickets|
|Feb 26||Melkweg Main Hall||Amsterdam, Netherlands||Buy Tickets|
|Feb 27||Koncerthuset, Studie 1||København S, Denmark||Buy Tickets|
|Feb 28||Sentrum Scene||Sankt Hanshaugen, Norway||Buy Tickets|
|Mar 02||E-Werk||Cologne, Germany||Buy Tickets|
|Mar 03||Huxley’s Neue Welt||Berlin, Germany||Buy Tickets|
|Mar 05||Fabrique||Milan, Italy||Buy Tickets|
|Mar 07||Razzmatazz Room 1||Barcelona, Spain||Buy Tickets|
|Mar 09||La Cigale||Paris, France||Buy Tickets|