From Deftones to Jon Hopkins: The icons who inspired Charlie Simpson

“I just love his soundscapes, man. When
I first heard Bon Iver it got inside me, to my core. Everyone’s tastes are different, but then you have something that just aligns all the things you love about music, and it sinks into one thing. When you find that artist, it obviously has a big impact, and Bon Iver was one of those for me. I love Justin Vernon’s vocals, and I love the fact that he takes influence from stuff that I loved back in the ’80s, like Bruce Hornsby. He takes something like that, and sort of modifies it into something that’s new. I can definitely hear where his tonal palette is coming from, and it resonates with me because I love that stuff.”