A conversation with Kyle, Burlap the Sac’s lead singer and guitarist

Today, we are happy to unveil our passionate conversation with Burlap the Sac’s lead singer and guitarist Kyle.

The Alternative Rock group based out of San Diego has caught our attention thanks to their latest release, an outstanding EP entitled “Au Revoir in 8-Bit”. A 5 tracks journey through real rock music and haunting melodies. Probably one of the best projects around. 

Welcome to our redaction Kyle! We are glad to have you today. Can you introduce yourself to our readers and tell us how you started to make music?

My name is Kyle I’m the Singer and Guitarist for the band. I write the music and first started after going through a breakup in college. Writing songs became therapeutic and I haven’t stopped writing since. I first got into music when my older brother gave me a Black Eyed Peas CD for Christmas when I was 10 or so. As far as why I started writing and playing shows, I started for the same reason we all start, the money of course.

What inspires you to write music?

I find inspiration to write from movies, sunsets, but most of all relationships.

Do you have a specific creative process?

As far as the creative process goes, I write most of the music on an acoustic guitar and make demos for the rest of the group to listen to and then we get together and figure out what’s working and what’s not.

Can you describe your latest release? How did you arrive at this kind of sound?

For this latest release, all the songs were pretty much written during Covid shutdown, I lost my job and that allowed me to go 100% into the music, and it definitely shows relative to our previous stuff. This is the first time I’ve personally been excited about a body of work I created. It’s one of those things, even if Burlap goes nowhere I can still be proud of this album and as an artist that’s all I really care about.

Can you share your future plans with us?

I’m currently in a rented out cabin in Washington writing more music. I’ve got a brother up here so I write music during the day and hang out with him and his family at night. I’m filming the songwriting process I use and plan on making a documentary about it. I think artists could be more open about their process and it would help younger people see that anyone can do it, if your heart is in it. I wish I had seen something like that growing up, maybe I would be less self-deprecating. So I’m spoiling myself because I wouldn’t be able to do this if I had a job, so it feels really good to take music seriously and pretend to be a real artist, if only for a couple of weeks. New music is sure to follow. Thanks!

Connect with the band on INSTAGRAM HERE.