Write Into It: February 14, 2018
Dark folk artist Abadon Faluz reflects on his favorite composition, "Conversations I Don't Care For"
Put one foot in front of the other/Find your way back home and rest/ I'll spare you dark humiliation/I think you'll agree what's best
Charles Brown: Hello, sir. It's a pleasure to finally interview you and discuss your composition "Conversations I Don't Care For!" Is this song based on true events? Encounters with certain people?
Abadon Faluz: It is a subject true to its word, yes. It is about an old man dying. His perspective of the days leading up to his death. Family members come and take objects and talk about inheritance like he is not there, already gone. It is about human interaction. It is about human suffering mentally as we die, and the selfishness of some.
CB: It comes off very anti-social. Is that a personality trait of yours helped write your song?
AF: The song isn't really anti-social. It's more about being upset and disappointment. I am told I am very enigmatic. I think anti-social is a common term used in error when describing me. I talk people to death, no pun intended, if I find they have a common ground with me. But I have a way of slipping away for a time, which then brings the anti-social label to light.
CB: Sonically, there is a very lighthearted, almost joyful, feel to this song. Would you say that there's joy in sparing others of your thoughts and residing in seclusion?
AF: I am known for my nefarious writing style and art. So my thoughts, although genuine with love and admiration for some, tend to shift to the suffering of the human psyche. I love the human mind and where it can go, if you just let it. I find it joyful that my work disturbs people. Wakes them up, I think.
CB: This track is very human and different from the ones in your catalog. What made you want to stray away from the usual sound that you create?
AF: I remember a family member dying as a child and [other] family members doing this very type of thing. He laid there and could hear the conversation taking place when others thought he could not. I always wanted to write something about it. Twenty-five years later, here we are.
CB: Last question. Is tea and honey really a preference of yours?
AF: No. I like decaf coffee, French press, with light cream. No sugar.
"Conversations I Don't Care For" can be found on Abadon Faluz's ReverbNation page
You can also watch the music video for "Conversations I Don't Care For" on YouTube, shot and edited by Sanz Studios.
Charles Brown can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org