We had the good fortune of connecting with Body Salt and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Body Salt, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Ultimately not taking risks is the largest risk of all. Choosing to not challenge yourself and remain complacent cultivates the most regret at the end of a life. That being said, as musicians we have had to embrace so much risk. Projecting true venerability in the face of almost certain rejection, such as contacting hundreds of industry professionals while constantly hearing crickets, releasing music that at times falls on deaf ears, and playing to sometimes empty rooms can be very difficult. Also forgoing opportunities that provide more finacial stability is incredibly risky. In a society that places so much external value on men’s financial competency, pursuing a career that is almost laughed at as a real career pursuit in most circles is a huge social hurdle to overcome. However, Body Salt has been an exercise in embracing the growth and beautiful experiences that accompany risk and doing things that are difficult for one’s true belief in art and creation.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
We create indie electronic music that is a true representation of our perceptions and experiences. We have been able to cultivate a sound that spans the gaps between electronic music and folk storytelling to become something uniquely its own.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
San Diego is incredibly ecologically diverse, go check out the beaches and mountains.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Time Pyles has been great supporter of our music and we’re very grateful for it.