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Q&A With BØRNS

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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.

DateVenueLocationInfo
Nov 18CrocodileSeattle, WABuy Tickets
Nov 19Fortune Sound ClubVancouver, CanadaBuy Tickets
Nov 20Mississippi StudiosPortland, ORBuy Tickets
Nov 22The IndependentSan Francisco, CABuy Tickets
Nov 23El Rey TheatreLos Angeles, CABuy Tickets
Nov 24Belly UpSolana Beach, CABuy Tickets
Nov 25The ObservatorySanta Ana, CABuy Tickets
Nov 29The NorvaNorfolk, VABuy Tickets
Dec 01Rams Head Live!Baltimore, MDBuy Tickets
Dec 02THE POUR HOUSECharleston, SCBuy Tickets
Dec 03VinylAtlanta, GABuy Tickets
Dec 04Art Basel – Miami BeachMiami, FLBuy Tickets
Dec 0597X Next Big ThingTampa, FLBuy Tickets
Dec 06Metropolitan ParkJacksonville, FLBuy Tickets
Dec 08SaturnBirmingham, ALBuy Tickets
Dec 10FM 102.1’s Big Snow Show XMilwaukee, WIBuy Tickets
Dec 11Midland TheatreKansas City, MOBuy Tickets
Dec 12Hi-FiIndianapolis, INBuy Tickets
Dec 133rd & LindsleyNashville, TNBuy Tickets
Dec 15Newport Music HallColumbus, OHBuy Tickets
Dec 16The ShelterDetroit, MIBuy Tickets
Dec 18First Niagra CenterBuffalo, NYBuy Tickets
Dec 30The Falls Music & Arts Festival – Marion BayMarion Bay, AustraliaBuy Tickets
Dec 31The Falls Music & Arts Festival – LorneLorne, AustraliaBuy Tickets
Jan 02The Falls Music & Arts Festival – Byron BayWooyung, AustraliaBuy Tickets
Jan 05NORTHCOTE SOCIALNorthcote, AustraliaBuy Tickets
Jan 07Newtown SocialNewtown, AustraliaBuy Tickets
Jan 10Southbound FestivalPerth, AustraliaBuy Tickets
Feb 1902 ABCGlasgow, United KingdomBuy Tickets
Feb 20Birmingham O2 AcademyBirmingham, United KingdomBuy Tickets
Feb 22Manchester Academy 1Manchester, United KingdomBuy Tickets
Feb 23O2 BRIXTON ACADEMYBrixton, United KingdomBuy Tickets
Feb 26Melkweg Main HallAmsterdam, NetherlandsBuy Tickets
Feb 27Koncerthuset, Studie 1København S, DenmarkBuy Tickets
Feb 28Sentrum SceneSankt Hanshaugen, NorwayBuy Tickets
Mar 02E-WerkCologne, GermanyBuy Tickets
Mar 03Huxley’s Neue WeltBerlin, GermanyBuy Tickets
Mar 05FabriqueMilan, ItalyBuy Tickets
Mar 07Razzmatazz Room 1Barcelona, SpainBuy Tickets
Mar 09La CigaleParis, FranceBuy Tickets

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