Conversations with Music Special Edition

Conversations with Music Special Edition

Sunday, April 1, 2012

PROFILE: Soulsion (Auckland, New Zealand)

Group Name: Soulsion

Year established:  2008

Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand

Current location: Auckland, New Zealand

Genre of music: Funk/Rock/Indie

What inspired you to pursue your love of music?
It was a period of five or so years of music on the radio that we were unable to associate with or even connect to.  It seemed soul-less and unrewarding.  As a group it drove us to begin writing our own.

Who are some of your influences?
James Brown, Incubus, Pearl Jam, Blind Melon, Faith No More.

When it comes to pursuing music, what is your idea or view of what success means?
Well you don't pursue music to become rich and famous!  Especially in New Zealand.  What I mean is the market is flooded and if you don't fit a radio format financial success can be beyond you.  I would say perspective is our strength.  If at the end of any release we have
created music that is honest and fulfilling.  Success.

What keeps you motivated?
The world mainly.  Two minutes on a news site is endless material for music.

What advice do you have for aspiring musicians or individuals interested in pursuing their own dreams?
Maintain perspective and objectivity and of course don't sing it if you don't mean it.

Thank you, Soulsion. Where can readers find out more about you or purchase your music?
See us and hear us at or get a free copy of
our recent album by contacting us at

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