Intrinsic Nature

 

Drawing on rich musical roots, melodic instincts and a healthy dose of talent, new pop rock group Intrinsic Nature brings a style all their own- and fans of their new single ‘Spend My Time’ all across the world are loving it.

Hailing from Las Vegas, Intrinsic Nature has been balancing life responsibilities with their creative drive for years, but has recently found their musical interests evolving and expanding. This evolution, it turns out, has been the conduit for an exhilarating journey to the threshold of worldwide recognition. Critics of Intrinsic Nature's award-winning work recently had this to say about the rising star: ‘Dazzling vocals, sincere lyrics and tight rock production make this collection of pop rock songs shine brightly.’ Added to these honors, their debut radio single ‘Spend My Time’ is rapidly ascending the international charts. Reporter Andrew Edwards recently caught up with Intrinsic Nature to learn more about this intriguing pop rock artist, their unique musical vision and plans for the future.

ANDREW: Let's just get this out in the open- What is the craziest thing that has happened to you in your music career?
INTRINSIC NATURE: Great question, however to avoid confusion, this is Milo Keysington (Bass, Synthesizer & Lead Vocals for Intrinsic Nature) responding to your I.N.terview questions…I can remember many crazy things in my music career, but by far the craziest has to be the time I was asked to join the studio band for the LunchTime With Ira TV Show that was broadcast live from the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel. This was a weekly local entertainment forum that featured local and national talent, etc. I agreed to join without a contract, giving me the freedom to pursue other projects as they presented themselves. On one particular show, the guest was going to be Denny Laine, former guitarist for The Paul McCartney & Wings band! Naturally I was very excited and thought to myself, this is the closest I will come to performing with a Beatle! Well I had very little time to prepare…Denny wanted to do a song called “Go Now”, from his time with the Moody Blues band. In fact that song was their first hit. So I had to learn the piano parts, arrangement, etc. without actually rehearsing with the studio band until literally minutes before showtime live! So here walks in famous Rock Star Denny Laine and I am like jello…He wanted to make sure that the tempo was just right, since this tune is sort of unique due to the fact that it is in 6/8 meter. Well, we got our little sound check before the cameras started rolling and everything was sounding perfect. The song starts with the piano, which sets the tempo for the whole band and Denny seemed to be happy with the way I started the song…So that was the exact speed I played it when we were shooting it live, then suddenly Denny had decided that it was to slow and was making very obvious motions with his arm for me to speed up the song on camera! Talk about embarrassing, I choose not to speed up the song and carried on in the interest of professionalism. Funny thing though, minutes later during one section , he turned towards me and smiled and I thought, wow, I guess he changed his mind and was happy with the feel…! By the way, the live footage of that performance can be seen and heard on youtube

ANDREW: Your song ’Spend My Time’ is receiving a positive listener response on radio. What was your initial reaction when you first heard your song playing on radio?
INTRINSIC NATURE: It is always a proud moment to hear one’s creations being broadcast on the radio…we as a band worked very hard to make that song what it is. We are thrilled that it is doing so well.

ANDREW: What was the inspiration behind your debut radio single?
INTRINSIC NATURE: Our band listens to a lot of classic rock like The Who, Humble Pie, Badfinger and a plethora of other newer bands like Muse, Porcupine Tree and old school prog …so with those kinds of I.N.fluences there is no doubt that we might sound similar to them.

ANDREW: It is often said that great art arises from difficult experience. Is there something in your life experience thus far that you would describe as the ‘catalyst’ or ‘fuel’ for your desire to create music?
INTRINSIC NATURE: At age 5, I got an Organ for a Christmas gift…I guess you could say that was the catalyst which gave rise to my passion to explore music. I think I just liked making noise and how it made me feel to be able to express myself in that way…so I started off very young on my musical sojourn. Eventually, through listening to my vinyl collection, having private teachers, studing music theory all through high school and college it fueled my desire even more to create my own music…I think I wrote my first song when I was 16 years old on acoustic guitar. It is a well known fact that any experiences one may have, good or bad can inspire you to write.

ANDREW: How would you characterize yourself as an artist/musician? (Ex. Down-to-earth, serious, fun-loving, complicated…)
INTRINSIC NATURE: To characterize one is to label one in some form or other…When dealing with human emotion, I am capable of all the above! But overall, I guess I am serious about what I do…a true perfectionist at heart…driven to accomplish and be the very best I can be…refuse to compromise in the interest of musical furtherance.

 

ANDREW: What has your experience been like working with the other people on your team?
INTRINSIC NATURE: Both guys understand the concept behind Intrinsic Nature, that the initials (I.N.) can represent and be used for many proprietary and clever things such as the phrase, I.N. plays Out- which could be a possible name for a live recording album some day. Also I.N.cluding other such words using the initials that way. We literally have a never ending supply to choose from and are only limited by our own imaginations. It is both fun and I.N.teresting at the same time like a game. We call our fans I.N.mates and on our official website we have a section called I.N. the News. So you see, it is a play on words that can I.N.volve everyone. Therefore, this conceptual idea I had from the beginning has become like a tradition with the band and our loyal fans. I think people want to feel like they are a part of something they can relate to and enjoy or have fun with. After all, we want our fans to know how important they are to us…we love them all like a family. They are all a part of the I.N.stitution of Intrinsic Nature…they are all with I.N. So now I have a question…Are you I.N.?

ANDREW: Did you come from a musical background? Are there other musicians in your family?
INTRINSIC NATURE: My father played piano by ear…I remember when I was very young, he would play some showtunes and kind of jazz them up a bit…For the most part, he was supportive of my efforts to become a professional musician.

ANDREW: What do you find most rewarding about being an artist? What do you find most challenging?
INTRINSIC NATURE: I think being able to write any type of music is rewarding, second only to performing live…which has to be one of the most pleasurable things to do in life. That in itself is a challenge playing live, because you’ve only got one shot to get it right…Of course, having people like your music or appreciate what you have created is very nice too.

ANDREW: Who are your role models in music?
INTRINSIC NATURE: I have so many role models that have inspired me over the years. Each one had a different area of talent that was specific in nature to cause an effect on me. For example, as far as singers go, I really like Travis Meeks of the group Days of the New and Tim Finn of Crowded House. Bass players I liked are Sting of the Police and Geddy Lee of Rush. Guitar players I dig are Robert Fripp of King Crimson and Steve Hackett of Genesis. Keyboard players of profound I.N.fluence are Rick Wakeman of Yes and Keith Emerson of ELP. However, this list goes on to I.N.finity!

ANDREW: Describe your best or most memorable performance.
INTRINSIC NATURE: I have had so many great experiences, but opening for Cheap Trick on a mini tour was just fantastic. Our manager at the time had set up a way for us to “slip in” so to speak on two dates of their tour at The Palace in Los Angeles and the Reno Stadium awhile ago. Not only was it exciting, but exhilarating to play before thousands of people!

ANDREW: What advice would you give to young, aspiring artists out there who are unsure and need guidance?
INTRINSIC NATURE: This is easy…The most powerful advice is only three words- NEVER GIVE UP.

ANDREW: What's next for you as an artist? Is there a new single in the works? If so, what can you tell us about it?
INTRINSIC NATURE: Our plans are to continue writing and recording…We do have a whole album's worth of new material in the works. I think once we have finished with that project we are planning to do some live shows as well. We are actually in the process of putting together our live set list too.

ANDREW: It's been a blast talking with you guys. Thank you for your candid answers and we can't wait to hear your new music.

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