Zomb: I couldn’t agree with you more, we’re absolutely excited for PK’s 2023. January 7th is the date! So we’ve caught up with activities since the start of 2022, we dove into specifics of it all but most importantly what are some of your long term goals with music? Who is PK and how have you evolved since we last spoke in 2020? Are there other artists you’d eventually like to work with or are their goals that you’re working towards long term?
PK: That’s always been such a surreal question for me. The long term goal. I kind of want to continue what I’m doing now. Not to get complacent but I’m kind of in a mental sweet spot. I was just thinking recently about the chase. How we always want more, that’s just human nature but what if we were so self-aware that we realized when we don’t want any more. When we’re at the threshold. That’s how I feel right now - at the threshold. I tried chasing more and burned out. I tried doing less and felt void. This may change of course but for the time being, I think I will tame the pace a little and see how that works out. If it doesn’t, modifications to the process shall be made. Compared to 2020 I ventured into a whole new world. That was my serious emo rap phase, to be fair, the music was rather depressing haha. Since then I have collabed with so many different awesome people, this is definitely the one thing I want to continue to do. Since 2020 I have worked with a singer from a metalcore band, hip-hop artists from the US, pop-punk artists from the UK, people with a completely different approach and it opened my mind so much about the whole creation process. I want to keep doing that for sure, to find artists to collaborate with that don't make sense on paper, know what I mean. The contrast, the pure “wtf” of it all. To make a thing like that work is very gratifying for me. And I’m always open to ideas. That’s a thing I want to really point out. Coming up, a lot of bigger artists never gave me a chance. Understandably so but I just want to say that I am approachable for everyone. If you don’t want to make a song, just come have a chat about your ideas about life or anything really.
Zomb: That’s really such a healthy way to look at it, you’ve made such great progress doing this routine so as long as you’re aware things might change you can be very flexible. That’s definitely something I’ve grown to appreciate and understand about PK. If you’re reading this, definitely show PK some love and send a message because I would love to see more PK collaborations. One of the last questions I had for you was, being an established artist that has put in a lot of time in art yet still loves and has so much fun with their accomplishments no matter how big or small, what is one piece of advice you’d give to a brand new artist trying to take music seriously?
PK: Don’t take it too seriously. At the end of the day people want to go to bed happy about themselves and actually fall asleep. It’s very easy to get caught in the spiral of wanting more. There’s nothing wrong with taking a step back every once in a while to assess the situation and your whole being. There’s no rulebook, we don’t all have to go at the same pace. I’m not sure if that counts as ONE piece of advice haha. Crammed a few in there. Oh wait I got one! Listen to as many people as you can. They won’t all tell you what’s right for you or what you want to hear so filter it. But listen. Info is everything. Can’t go far in anything if you don’t have the info. Take the info - put it in a parallel channel next to your own values, mix them up according to your personal understanding of the world and what comes out on the other side, is your way to do things.