Essential Questions: Roy Blair Talks Cockroaches, Pizza and the Loch Ness Monster - Beat Magazine

Essential Questions: Roy Blair Talks Cockroaches, Pizza and the Loch Ness Monster

Roy Blair is a pink haired, 20-year-old, singer-songwriter and producer from LA. He’s what you’d probably tag as a “millennial musician” with a DIY work ethic. Roy has just released his debut solo album, Cat Heaven, which is obviously an incredible name for an album. It’s packed with songs that mash up genres, primarily infusing dream pop with hip hop to make badass but extra sweet sounds.

To get to know Roy better we asked him all the essential questions like when did he last cry and what’s the worst thing anyone’s ever said to him.

What’s your worst habit?
I eat a lot of candy. Or pick at my food after I’m full.

Tell us about a recent dream you’ve had…

I had a dream I was still in college and had a night class. I was leaving and on the phone when I heard shots ringing out and police sirens and I got on the ground but I still got shot and I died.

Do you believe in magic?

Nope. I believe in the Loch Ness monster though.

Is Britney happy now?
I hope!

What three super powers would you like to have?
Breathing underwater and super speed. Also, is being really smart a superpower? Because that too.

What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I’m left handed! I mean, I don’t think that’s too crazy or interesting, but when people find out they always sort of freak.

What are you scared of?
Cockroaches and possums.

Is punk dead?

Lil Uzi Vert.

If you could go back in time, when and where would you go?
I had this vegan pizza a few weeks ago and it was incredible, so I went to get it again recently and it just wasn’t as good. Take me back to that night so I can taste that pizza one more time.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Don’t plan out an album, just go in and make really good songs.

What’s your greatest regret?
Not telling the people I care about that I love them more.

What’s your biggest fail?
High school.

How was high school?
Pretty awful. I liked some things about it, but it wasn’t for me.

Is sex important to you?
Sorta I guess.

What’s the worst thing anyone has ever said to you?
One time this girl was being mean to me and I asked what she was being mean for and she told me it was because I was me. I cried a lot that night.

What is the closest you’ve ever come to death?
One time this kid tried to drown me in summer camp. That was a close call.

Have you ever broken the law?
Yes. I stole an iced tea from a store once in middle school. I got caught and promised the clerk I wouldn’t do it again. I haven’t stolen since.

When and why did you last cry?
Yesterday, I checked my bank account.

Is the glass half full or half empty?

Half full. Hell yeah.

What’s your go-to karaoke song?
‘Don’t Stop Believing’ by Journey.

What’s the biggest problem facing humans as a species?
I think we need to be more comfortable with change. We need to be less afraid of letting go of the past.

Is celebrity culture going to destroy us all?
Nah. I like celebrity culture honestly.

Who or what is the biggest threat to the music industry?
Mediocre music.

What’s your writing process?
I’m not sure yet.

What do your family think of your music?
They like it a lot actually. My mom likes ‘Perfume’ a lot, my dad thinks ‘Jane’ is sick. They haven’t heard the whole album yet though, so we’ll see.

How would you describe your sound?
Mase rapping over Kevin Shields production.

What would your biography be titled?
“Blair” would be cool!

What’s for dinner?
I want to go to a diner and if I do I’d get a veggie burger.