Methopia from Poland is fronted by Justyna Jedrzejczyk and she has the same dreams as every other musician, play live, go on a tour, get a record deal but in current times playing live or a tour is almost impossible for every band. Yet Methopia stays positive and is even working on new music for a second full-length while their debut album, Mr.Serious, just have been released in March 2021. Methopia blends Metal with Rock and Punk and Justyna sings, screams, and growls everything together, and that all combined makes Methopia a unique band.
6 questions to… is a series of questions to artists about themselves, answers can be short or long and each artist gets the same questions
When did you start with singing and why did you want to sing?
I was in high school, first class, and believe me or not I wasn’t very popular…sometimes I was bullied by my classmates.
One time they found it very funny to make me look stupid in front of the entire school and they started to convince me that I should start in a music contest. Well I wanted to believe that finally, I would have some friends and something would finally change…so I signed up for that school contest and the surprising thing about this story is that it turned out that I could actually do something with my voice and I even managed to win it. The look of their faces, however, was the best reward. After that, some guys from another school invited me to their band. From that point, music and singing started to be a way for me to deal with problems, my escape from all of it.
Who influenced you the most at the beginning of your career and who are your current favorites?
I think that I have to thank all the guys with whom I had the pleasure of working on materials in every band. They showed me different bands that I should listen to and know. Every one of us has common bands that evolved us as musicians but at the same time we’re listening to different kinds of music, so for me, it’s hard to name my favorites then and now. I started from Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Skin and of course Metallica, Korn, Slipknot, Ill Ninio, Linkin Park but also Buckethead, System Of A Down, Mushroomhead, Primus, Type O Negative, Pantera, Crowbar, Anthrax, Slayer, Nine Inch Nails, even Tupac and some old-school rap, punk and many, MANY more.
What other types of music would you like to sing?
Honestly, I don’t know. I already have tried so many types like Rock, Hardrock, Thrash Metal, Nu Metal, Sludge/Doom, Punk. I’ve tried a little bit of Djent, but it wasn’t fun for me but who knows maybe it was the wrong time for that.
What is the highlight of your career?
To feel good about what I’m doing and before I die I would like to give even one 5 minutes show on a really big stage to feel that incredible energy with you all.
What was the funniest moment in your career?
One of it was when one guy after the show in some local bar asked me if he could buy my shoes. It was so unexpected!
Tips for people who want to start singing as you do?
Believe in yourselves! Try to listen and sing different types of music, which helps to evolve your vocals. Not everything that works for others may be good for you, so listen to your voice and try different techniques. You need to find a natural way of leading your vocal. Good luck to all of you!!!
We want to thank all our fans and readers for their support. It’s difficult to start a new band in such times when all around the world people are struggling with the pandemic. We want so badly to go on stage and meet you at concerts but for now, we wish you all the best, take care of yourselves, family, and friends, and hope for better times!
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