Discover Artists Submitting to 10th IMAs: Sean Waterman

Discover Artists Submitting to 10th IMAs: Sean Waterman

Acoustic Pop Rock Artist Sean Waterman has entered The 10th IMAs.  Check out his interview here!

CATEGORY ENTERED: EP, Love Song, Album Art

SONGS SUBMITTED: “Armageddon” & “Enough”

EP SUBMITTED:  Locomotive Hearts EP

ALBUM ART SUBMITTED:  Locomotive Hearts EP Cover Art

GENRE:  Acoustic/ Rock/ Pop

LABEL:  Self-Released

LOCATION:  Atlanta, GA

WHAT GENRES BEST DESCRIBE YOUR MUSIC?

I would say indie rock and/or acoustic.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO FIRST START MAKING MUSIC?

When I was in the 4th grade and a flyer came home from a music school in Brooklyn where I lived at the time.  I started taking guitar lessons and wanted to quit after a few weeks because my hands kept hurting. My mom wouldn’t let me quit because she had already paid for the lessons.

DESCRIBE YOUR LATEST RELEASE IN 140 CHARACTERS OR LESS.

I would say it’s a collection of songs about how connected we all are to each other.

WERE THERE ANY HAPPY ACCIDENTS IN THE STUDIO OR DID YOU RECORD IT JUST AS YOU PLANNED?

We (myself & co-producer/album engineer Chad McCune) had an idea of what we wanted the end product to sound like.  We knew what instrumentation we wanted so we just tried to get the feel just right.  In the end, it worked out better than I had planned.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO SUBMIT “ARMAGEDDON” & “ENOUGH” TO THE IMAS?

I felt like those songs best fit into a category.  It was easier for me to classify “Armageddon” as a love song than to classify the other songs on the album.

THESE SONGS WERE SUBMITTED TO THE LOVE SONG CATEGORY, WHO ARE THEY ABOUT? CAN YOU TELL US THE STORY BEHIND THEM?

A buddy of mine was going to propose to his girlfriend so he asked me to be there and play a song as song he proposed.  I didn’t really have a song that fit so I wrote “Armageddon”.  I was nervous about the song at first but since she said “yes” I figured it was a keeper.

I’m pretty sure I wrote “Enough” in the shower so there’s just no telling what that’s about.

Sean Waterman live at the Hard Rock Cafe

YOU SUBMITTED YOUR EP COVER ART. HOW DOES THE DESIGN OF YOUR COVER ART VISUALLY SUPPORT YOUR MUSIC?

The name of the album is “Locomotive Hearts” and I knew that I wanted the cover art to be a sketch of some sort.  I came up with this concept of a heart pulling a train and I tried to draw it.

DID FANS HELP FUND THIS PROJECT?

A lot of people helped with this project.  “Locomotive Hearts” was a group effort in a lot of ways.

WHO IS SITTING IN YOUR AUDIENCE?

College kids, middle-aged kids, younger kids.  I’d like to think my music appeals to a broad range of people.  I’m finding the college crowd responds real well.

DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING? IF SO WHAT?

I collect CD booklets.  For some reason I like reading liner notes so on my wall there’s tons of CD booklets with thumbtacks in them.

IS THERE A SONG YOU WISH YOU HAD WRITTEN?

“That’s the Way”  by Led Zeppelin

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

Music inspires me.  A lot of times when I‘m writing new songs now its just something that comes from messing around on the guitar.  I try to just let it flow from there.

FINISH THIS SENTENCE: THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS…

Something I’m still trying to figure out!

WHERE CAN FANS FOLLOW YOU? WHERE IS YOUR MUSIC AVAILABLE?

Amazon, iTunes, eMusic, Napster, MySpace, Twitter, Facebook (RootMusic Page), Pure Volume, AltSounds, OurStage, Last.fm, Jango, Bebo, Hi5, Maxmouth, Amie Street, ArtistData, YouTube, ReverbNation, Muzlink, Soundcloud, iLike

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