SEVEN DEADLY SINS
A series of interviews based on the Seven Deadly Sins from Gig Gossip.
Australian music artist & performer Mikey Votano released his second UK single ‘Crazy’ recently via Believe Digital, we asked him what his answers to these sins would be…
LUST: Who or what do you find yourself lusting after currently, and why?
Definitely WHAT rather than WHO at the moment & that’s an epic night out with my mates. Live music, a crowded sweaty room with too many bodies dancing, a row of old-fashioneds & some ridiculous world changing banter.
GREED: What should you be cutting down on, and why?
Don’t want to get too deep too quick here but honestly it’d love to cut down on putting myself down. I’m huge advocate for better understanding & looking after our mental health & too often I/many of us speak to ourselves in a way we’d never speak to or about anyone else. Here’s to being kinder to ourselves!
GLUTTONY: What one thing could you happily consume limitless amounts of, and why?
It’s an odd one, but since lockdowns I’ve consumed way too much Solo (an Australian lemon-flavoured soft drink) & red liquorice, like a stupidly unhealthy amount of each. I usually steer clear of that amount of sugar but 2020 could use a little more ‘cause it definitely ain’t sweet enough.
SLOTH: Stop being so lazy! What is the thing you should be putting more effort in to at the moment, and why?
Ha! Feeling a little like this article is just me letting everyone know all my bad habits. I should 100% be calling my family more. They’re the greatest part of my life & they’re so good at calling & checking in on me. I’m definitely going to call my grandmothers straight after this. Sorry for not calling earlier Nanny & Nonna. LOVE YOU BOTH! Love your number one grandson! Xxx
WRATH: Who or what grinds your gears, and why?
Investing time & emotions in a quality TV series only to be left on a huge cliff hanger which resolves nothing, leaves even more questions & you have to wait an entire year to find out what happens next! Damn you brilliantly written, sensationally acted TV series! Damn you to hell!
ENVY: Who are you jealous of, and why?
Jealous of?!? Let’s change this to someone I admire, which currently is anyone I see going that extra mile to do something special or embrace the change during this very different year we’re all going through. Big shoutout to the legends doing what they can & living their lives in beautiful ways during a challenging time. Thanks for inspiring us all!
PRIDE: Answers on a boast card! What is your proudest achievement?
I’m unbelievably proud of my latest single ‘Crazy’ & at the end of this little article I feel like it’s the perfect time to bring it up! It’s arrangement with jungle drums, spaghetti western guitars, gospel backing vocals & the accompanying music video are at times almost cinematic. They bring to life a little of my own struggles with mental illness & still presenting a super fun, retro throwback vibe. Give it a listen/watch I know it’ll make you smile!
Mikey Votano’s latest UK single ‘Crazy’ is out now