Have you had Autumn In June‘s latest album, I Don’t Like You When I’m Sober, on repeat? I have. Once the sun goes down, the vibes come out, and let me tell ya, nothing hits better on a warm spring evening than turning up the volume on “Stay.”
With such a top shelf LP, we knew we wanted to get a chance to pick the LA artist’s brain. We were lucky enough to score an interview with Autumn where he recapped I Don’t Like You When I’m Sober and gave us some insight into where he’s come from and where he’s going as an artist.
You can stream the album below, and also check out the interview. Enjoy!
Autumn In June – I Don’t Like You When I’m Sober
I Don’t Like You When I’m Sober has been out for a month now. How has the process compared to releasing your debut project, Magenta?
I was more sure and confident about this album than I was when I released Magenta so I was more excited than I was nervous this time around and that made the whole process much more enjoyable.
You seem to have mastered that hazy late night sound. What is it about that sound resonates with you the most?
I love music that feels emotional and vulnerable, not just in the lyrics but in sound. There are certain sounds that give you the same feeling that you get when you’re on ecstasy and I think that’s so dope.
Which other artists in that realm inspire you?
Not sure about anyone in that realm but I have been listening to Omar Apollo and Gus Dapperton a lot lately.
Going back even further, what was the music you first remember hearing as a kid? Do you think those artists have influenced you?
Well coming from a Latino background, my family mostly listened to salsa or bachata and other Spanish music like that at home so that’s probably the music I first remember hearing but my older sisters and cousins put me on to Tupac, jay z and other similar artists early on so that’s the music I first started listening to when I paid attention to music. I don’t think they have much influence on the music I make today but I definitely have been inspired by pretty much every artist that I am a fan of in some way or another.
What’s the best way to listen to I Don’t Like You When I’m Sober?
At night when you’re out and about. Preferably alone.
Do you already have your sights set on your next project? Or are you taking some time to yourself?
Yea definitely. I haven’t stopped writing music. I have a lot of music to release so will for sure start planning my next release soon.
Besides live music, what is one thing you’re looking forward to most once life returns to normal after the pandemic?
I’m honestly just looking forward to being able to see family and friends that I haven’t been able to see because of the pandemic. That’s gonna be dope.