Born in Rijeka, Croatia, Igor Anicic has a passion that follows him through his life. His goal is to send a lot of positive energy to as many people as possible around the world with music, as the songs are made for the world!
At the beginning Igor had been taught more classical music and got some basics. Later, when he discovered some bands like Dire Straits, then Metallica, Iron Maiden, Tool and many other bands, he tried to cover some of that songs and got into this whole world of music. Igor liked really a lot of different styles of music. From rock and all the variations, to blues, fusion jazz, progressive house, psy trance, pop and lot of other kinds of music.
Then Igor got some cool inspiration. The songs were just coming and he had the melodies in his head every night. The next day Igor would write the lyrics, for each song in different language.
The message in all songs is that we have to stay together, to respect our planet and each other in order to make the life on Earth nice again, for more people than before. We don't know exactly how long will this whole thing last.
Websites or Social Media Pages:
Igor Anicic @keeptheworldpositive - Musician page on Facebook
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What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
There's no special Genre that I would say that my music is. It's a combination of different Genres, pop, rock, latin, reggae.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
Igor Anicic is my name, I don't think there's a special story about that.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
As my parents were listening to Dire Straits, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Santana and many others, those were the first influences. Then later on I discovered a lot of bands like Metallica, Iron Maiden, Tool and many others. All of those bands influenced me a lot. I like different kinds of music, from blues, to fusion jazz, progressive house, psy trance. There's good music in all genres that I can enjoy.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
Currently I am working on recording my 8 songs in the studio. The first 3 songs are probably going to be published in two weeks. Very good musicians are working on that project so I am looking forward to hear and see what's coming out.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
Right now I just want to send the songs to as many people as possible. I want to give them positive energy and show support to all the people. If the people will accept it in the way that I would really like, then everything is possible. First I have to work on myself and try to be better from day to day in each segment, in order to be able to present the songs in the best possible way. My ultimate goal is that all the people around the world hear my songs, but I know that only hard work will bring me that far.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
All the songs are new and I didn't have a chance to perform them Live, only at home when my wife was recording with my mobile phone :-)
If I have to choose one song, that let's say Juntos por la Tierra in Spanish. It has something meaningful to me and good melodies.
I think that, when there will be a chance of playing those songs Live, they could all sound good in different ways.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
In my younger years I played on lots of local punk concerts, then some metal and other stuff. At that time the biggest challenge for was when we had a cover band of Nofx and Lagwagon. I was a singer and gave my best as I could. We had some concerts, it was cool, but it didn't last long. The current period is the biggest challenge for all of us and so are my songs as well for me. This is going to be the biggest challenge, to send this message to the world.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
I don't have any typical process, I just let it happen. Sometimes I start playing the guitar, if sounds good then I try to sing around this, make some melodies. In other cases I get some melodies and feelings in my head and try to express them on guitar and with the voice. Some songs are going easier to write, some more difficult.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
I think for every artist social media has a massive influence. As I'm new, social media is the only way that I can go through at that moment.
So I hope it will influence good on me.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Currently I am practicing my voice and I took a few singing lessons. Lately as I was working on my songs only they were in my head.
But the new album of Tool was on my playlist before and during that time as well. They are incredible. I watched Danny Carey's video, it's unbelievable what he's doing on drums.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I was working as a tennis coach and a leader of a tennis center with 14 courts and a restaurant. I did this in the past 9 years, developing every year. We had over 3000 people every year that visited us, lot of them became friends with the time. There were many guitar evenings for our dear guests :-)
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Like in everything that we want to do in our life and succeed. Dedication to that what you're doing is the basic thing. If you try to give your best from day to day and constantly improve your various skills, you're going to succeed. In everything what you do you have to enjoy as well.
Even if there are periods in life which are not easy and you think you can't succeed, never give up.
Stay positive and you'll attract positive things to you!
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
I don't know actually, I am not that much inside that I could say something. But if I were a Top Music Executive, I would organize some of the best Festivals with a lot of well known names, something like Live Aid or Woodstock.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
I feel that I did this songs with a lot of emotions and with a real wish to spread positive vibes around the world. The message that's in these songs is also coming from the heart, so that's already satisfying me. The songs are written in 6 different languages, so I suppose there is a bit of originality in it. All songs are different, each of them is created in the spirit of the countries and the language in which they are.
So I can say that I feel pretty good about originality.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
Right know nothing comes in my mind what would be interesting. Let's say that I like to travel when I have time for it. I like to meet new people, speak with different people, learn something new, see something amazing. I like spending my time in some long walks in the wood or near the sea together with my family as well. To go out for drink with some good friends it's also cool. There are a lot of things that we can enjoy in, but currently many of them are not available to us. So we have to turn around, reset our brains a bit and try to get the best out of everything that we're doing now and in the future. There will be some changes necessary in our global system and lot of people will struggle, there's no doubt. All the world leaders will hopefully find a way to help their people, because that's the only way to be better all together.
We can always find something positive no matter how hard it is! If we stay all positive, we'll attract positive things!
Wish you all good luck and good health! And mental health as well!