Mako Bron creates music that works in all settings and transcends genres. His openness to a wide range of sound is what has both made him a widely loved favourite, but also someone who operates in his own parallel musical world. Mako Bron unparalleled signature style continues to expand with each subsequent release in his catalog. We had a chance to talk to him, so enjoy your reading and check out his latest releases.
Straight Down is his last work, so we took the opportunity to interview the producer.
Hi Mako, how are you? What have you been working on lately?
I'm well! thanks. Over the last couple of months, I've finished mastering my second EP which is due out shortly. I'm hopeful to start rehearsals for live shows soon (we've been locked down in Sydney since June). How would you describe your last job?
“Straight Down” is a quirky, sort-of-supernatural alternative pop song. What have you wanted to transmit in each of the tracks?
It’s supposed to be a bit sad and a bit happy at the same time. It’s about accepting loss and turning it into something else entirely.
What sound are you evolving towards? What sounds are you currently interested in?
My first releases were very guitar based but on my more recent tracks the synth and bass take a more prominent role. Current acts I’ve had on high rotation lately are Holy Holy, Future Islands, The Killers and Bombay Bicycle Club. I am also a big fan of 80s and 90s British guitar bands like the Cure, the Smiths, the Cult, Stone Roses, James, Pulp. What has been your creative process in this job?
This song started as a jam on my computer and I started adding different layers to it – from drum groove, to bass then synth. The vocal was last and the finished vocal melody was pretty much written in one take. Do you have any projects that you would like to reveal?
I’ve started some demos for another release down the track and I’m looking to possibly collaborate a little more with others on that one, but it’s early days.
What makes you happy?
Writing music! Do you have any final words of wisdom?