The track you submitted last year, “Introduce Myself” didn’t make your actual album, or follow up EP. Is there any back story to this exclusive track, or how it found its way to last years TBLIF2 compilation?
Beak and I made enough tracks over the past couple of years to be selective about what fit best together to create an album, with Bad Time Zoo and Wildlife we wanted to find songs that sonically meshed in order to create musically cohesive projects. “Introduce Myself” was hard to place, the track seemed to stand on it’s own with not a lot of other tracks complimenting it, so I figured I’d pass on the challenge of trying to find a place in a sequence to Botzy; screw up his project instead.
Having just gotten back from your first headlining tour, do you have plans to do it again any time soon? Your album, “Bad Time Zoo” was extremely well received- what’s next for Sims/Doomtree?
I’m going back on tour this winter with Doomtree. We are releasing a collaborative album entitled “NoKings” on November 22nd. To celebrate it’s release we made the Blowout (our annual showcase) 7 nights this year from December 4th through the the 10th. There will be 5 shows at the 7th st. entry headlined and curated by the 5 rappers in Doomtree followed by 2 night at the Mainroom featuring all 7 members of the collective.
You just got married earlier this summer; congratulations! What are your thoughts of love, and making it work?
My thought on love are basically the same as my thoughts on life: this is your own trip and likely the only one you get so take risks and work hard on the things you want; there are no second chances.
Tell us about your first kiss.
Still waiting for that first one, just want to make sure it’s right.
For more information on Sims, please visit: doomtree.net
Interview conducted by Mandy Karman for The Best Love is Free ( @mandyapolis )