This week we introduce you to Pasta Grows on Trees, aka Simon, a French indie artist. At only 21, Simon is the epitome of ‘DIY’ – writing and recording all his songs on his own in his bedroom. As a bilingual artist Simon writes in French and English and has a very eclectic style that transports the audience into his world. The 60s vibes in his tracks remind us of his compatriots and fellow Spinnup artists Mezzanine.
Simon recently made his mark with his latest single ‘Désert Sentimental’ that caught the eye of the local press, which casually renamed him the “French Mac Demarco”. Further to that Simon has managed to also reach a wider audience having his tracks played on Radio France.
Check out the funky and wildly entertaining puppet music video for ‘Désert Sentimental’!
Previously releasing tracks under the artist name ‘Gepsiz’, Simon decided to change his moniker to honour two of his great loves: pasta and music. His groovy, smooth-sounding EP ‘Waves, Daisies and Troubled Dreams’ features psychedelic pop songs that make you believe anything is possible, even pasta growing on trees, with harmonious guitar riffs worthy of Mild High Club.
Photo credits: Thai-Binh Phan Van
Simon’s debut album is due mid-January and will be followed by a special concert in Paris where he will play his new tracks with full band of backing musicians. The album was recorded in Prague where he spent a year studying and took every opportunity to practise his live set.
2019 promises to be exciting for Simon as heads on a solo tour on France, Germany and the Czech Republic in March.