Name: Iwona Peksa
Music Genre: Pop
Other Genres: It’s rather a mix of pop, electro and rock.
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Band SKIW is project created through Internet in 2018 r. This is a polish collaboration. Singier is Iwona Peksa – called shortly Iw. The music is the work of Marcin Skipiala. Main premise was produce simply emotional songs with spatial music. Main issue in this songs were a dreams vs reality. Band recorded 4 songs, all in polish languge.
Iwona never before had played in different band. It was her debiut. She come from small villige in mountains. Now she’s working on her second EP and live in Nederlands from 2020.
Marcin now plays in Hurrockaine and Mole bands like a guitarist, and he still producing new track also in enligsh languge.
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
I could call my music electro pop-rock. When we were creating this music we modeled ourselves on “the xx” band, you also can hear in it “the cranberries” and a lot of similarities from popular global music, but this music is still “our”: “unique” and “fresh”.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
Our name is the first letters from surname guitarist ‘SK”(ipiala) and name of vocalist “IW” (ona). We wanted to be encrypted.
On the photo is just only me, cause the second part of the band now lives apart in Poland. (I live in the Netherlands.)
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
We both have a lot of influences. Iwona is a big fan of SIA, Birdy, Lorde, Damian Rice and more, and more.
Marcin is a big fan of Linkin Park, Seven Nation Army, and a lot of bands from the hard rock ground.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
Now I am working on a mini pop album, a little more dance, a little more rhythm.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
I want to create good songs, good lyrics, good music that people will love. If I’ll get this, I”ll succeed.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
Actually is Spełniaj Marzenia, cause it always reminds me that impossible is not impossible.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
The biggest challenge is certainly made an English song, maybe a whole album.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Oh, My God! It is so long time. First, I sit, and I play on the guitar. I have a period of about 2 or 3 months when I playing and thinking about new tracks. I pick up ideas. Then I send it to the music maker, and my simple music idea becomes a big idea.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Facebook is the main source of my determination. There I met Marcin, and I met a people who said ” Iwona, you have talent. Do something with it.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Billie Elish, Dua Lipa, Polina Gagarina, Alex Vargas, and a lot of polish bands.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
Before started making we both study how to make music. We were going to the music school and lead life like the better part of people.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
- Never give up.
- Always do with passion.
- Forget about money.
- Repeat point number 1.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
I like popular music which is suggested by a Top Music Executive but, it have a one defect….Radio still repeat famous songs, and doesn’t let know different.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
Originality for me is be yourself. Each of us is work of art. Just enough safe this and show in your music.