Weysos recorded between forty and fifty bedroom recordings, all of which feel fuzzy and hushed—even the strangest, most roisterous moments feel intimate—but culled this list to fifteen for [Satanic Pop Solo Record], his first solo release. For him, spontaneity is an important part of the process and part of the point. “I think more than anything, it was an exercise in enjoying songwriting and recording in its purist,” Weysos says. “Like, not bogging it down, not having to be in a room with ten people, but like this really intimate setting that’s quiet, and it’s at the end of the day, and there’s nothing going on, and there are no rules. And, fuck, man, I was having fun.”
Carpe diem is not only [Satanic Pop Solo Record]’s main message, but a philosophy that propels Weysos through life. “I moved to New York City when I was 22 years old,” he tells. “I had never been on a plane, never been out of the state of Texas. I wanted to go work on movie sets, so I made a fucking fake resume and, within a year, I was working on a Woody Allen movie, on Fahrenheit 9/11, on Super Bowl commercials. You’re talking to a guy who’s been winging it his whole life and has never played by the rules. These songs are funny and light hearted, but also passionate. There’s a hardworking man who cares about what he’s doing with his life in these songs.”
The same sentiment is reflected in both [Satanic Pop Solo Record]’s songs and the way it was written—to do what you love and do it now, right or wrong, before you run out of time.