I recently had the opportunity to exclusively interview Rob Green to learn five random facts about himself and the story behind his song Sleeping On My Mind. Check out my interview with Rob below:
Loryn: What project do you have coming in 2022?
Rob: In the New Year I’m going to be releasing more music than I ever have before. I’m performing my first headline show since before the pandemic, and I will be performing with a band for the first time on my new music! I can’t wait for this show, and I can’t wait for festivals next year - I think after all this time away from each other the energy is going to be electric!
Loryn: How has the pandemic changed you?
Rob: One of the good things to come out of the pandemic is having time to really think and reflect and take big risks, working with new people, writing about things that I haven’t always felt comfortable writing about, and also focusing on creating music that brings people together and is uplifting. I think I’ve realized that being positive isn’t always about writing happy songs, but actually is about being honest and open and letting people in.
Loryn: Who is a musician you'd love to collaborate with in the future?
Rob: My absolute dream, one day, would be to work with India. Arie-I feel like her music is so soulful and she is so free and open in her writing, I think I would learn a lot in a writing room with her. I’m also really into Allen Stone at the moment, have you heard his new album?? Fantastic! I think we’d have a really good writing session!
Loryn: What is the story behind your song Sleeping On My Own?
Rob: Sleeping on My Own is about getting a crush on someone you’re friends with. When I was at catholic school, and in the closet, I got a crush on one of my friends - it was a really confusing time and I never had the confidence than to say anything or talk to anyone about it. Even now I’ve never really written about it as explicitly as I have in this song - the reaction’s been incredible and it’s really inspired me to be more open and take more risks musically.
Loryn: What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
Rob: I actually dropped out of music GCSE halfway through the course. I love the music but unfortunately really didn’t enjoy the classes, and struggled with the work. I remember thinking that it would be the thing that stopped me from becoming an artist.
I currently play and write using the guitar, the keys, and a loop pedal. In all three cases, I have taught myself to play them using the Internet (with a few one-off lessons along the way). Most of what I can play on the piano and the theory that I learned was during the lockdown, some of my new songs coming out next year started off on the piano-it’s been really liberating and kept me creative during the past two years! If anybody was like me struggled with classes, you can definitely find another route to music if you’re passionate about learning!
Be sure to stay updated with Rob Green by checking out his website: http://www.robgreenmusic.com. Also, be sure to follow him on his social media platforms: