Describing a person is always a difficult task – even if that person is yourself!
When I was a child, I wanted to be a rock star. I imagined myself travelling from town to town mounted on a Harley-Davidson with a guitar against my back. Then again, I also wanted to be an astronaut, as I was fascinated with the universe. Ah, the blissful ignorance of childhood!
Of course, what we want isn’t always what we get, and fate has a way of breaking your expectations in the most natural way.
I was the last of four children, and there were priorities. Also, I wasn’t getting a guitar any time soon and it just so happened that I could sing (and pretty much enjoyed it), so my rock star ambitions were put on hold. When it came to career projects, astronomy was my plan A (I went from astronaut-wannabe to astronomer-wannabe because the universe terrifies me as much as it fascinates me).
Flash forward to my teens. I had started to participate in the annual school concerts, finding my voice and my identity as a singer, and I was so much into my singing that, when given the choice between a guitar and a keyboard for Christmas back in 2004… I chose a keyboard! Keep that decision in mind, because it will come to define my music up to now.
2007, Toulouse (France). I’m off to Toulouse III – Paul-Sabatier to try and pass my first year in Physics. While still working out the process of how to miserably fail my first year, I entered a choir as I was missing some “musical action” in my life. It was an interesting experience which unfortunately did not work out.
And then, finally, March 31st 2008. I decided that I wanted to pursue a musical career and compose my own music, so for that purpose I became... Iñaki.
Getting started was an amazing experience, discovering new territory and going “hey, I can write music too!”, writing music by playing some chords on my keyboard, trying out new sounds... As my means were quite limited back then, I recorded an all-vocal project much in the style of Björk’s 2004 album “Medúlla”: “Almost Me”. The album itself was completed in September of 2009 and released on MySpace.