For like a million years Mike Watt has been an Idol of mine. He's played in legendary bands like the Minutemen, Stooges and now MSSV. So when he asked to interview me on his podcast WattFromPedro, I was honored! In this interview he plays 11 Zpextre songs, several of them have never been released, and may never be. It was cool cuz he dug in pretty hard and I'm ready to talk.
The imagery of the song is reminiscent of a time I brought my 6 year old niece to a protest in San Francisco. On our way there, the bus door opens and so do the things in my backpack clanking around on the curb. I’m fumbling to get everything together as others wait patiently. All of the fussing was worth it as she slept on my shoulder and we explored life together. As we arrived at the protest, my social duty was clear. To preserve the path forward, so that innocence will shape the future. At that moment, I swore that my actions in life would be to build a better world for her. To be selfless. Not only is she trusting me for her safety, but that I am trusting her to preserve a future for generations. It will require more than algorithms and metrics. It will require trust, humanity and love.
"Let’s just say that when I was a child, my father would put Dvorak’s New World Symphony on the turntable and turn it up to eleven". (READ MORE)
"Hit play on Oakland, California-based alternative artist, Zpextre’s latest single, Save it for the Kids and end the self-obsessive cycle of naval-gazing. An infectiously feel-good track that serves the awakening reminder that the world is bigger than you’ll ever know" (READ MORE)
"ZPEXTRE is an artist who lives on the fringes of modern music. With a sound that refuses to be pigeonholed, and uncanny ability to deliver songs that soaked in complexity and originality". (READ MORE)
ZPEXTRE doesn’t attempt to be anything it isn’t, with its unapologetically feel-good atmosphere bringing endorphins in no half measures. ‘Hypnotized’ feels like a song born in the centre of a global pandemic". (READ MORE)
"There’s a nuanced reminder that the world is no utopia, but ultimately, with its infectious energy, Hypnotized affirms that there’s always escape and salvation, if you look for it". (READ MORE)
"The secret beauty of ZPEXTRE music is that it needs multiple listens to understand the songs properly. He is an extremely talented lyricist". (READ MORE)