Five Minutes With: Indie Pop Musician Mint Simon

Mint Simon is the solo project of the front person of Indie Pop band, Caveboy. Their music is a sonic and lyrical exploration of love, missed opportunities, desire and sexual liberation. Mint is using this as a vehicle for self-discovery and expression, as they develop their unique musical sound as a solo act while sharing their journey of self-acceptance with captivating and effortlessly catchy pop tunes. Leather, pleather, shimmer n’ glimmer – they are unapologetically queer – a pop prince tapping into their 80s and 90s influences while being unabashedly themselves and having zero restrictions.

Mint Simon
Photo by: Mathieu Samson

Name:

Mint Simon

Genre:

Pop/Indie Pop

Founded:

2021

# of Albums:

5 singles

Latest Single:

Get Together’ an original up-tempo pop holiday song

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

A very tight tie between Tracy Chapman & Melissa Etheridge

Favourite musician now:

Still the same, I’m too nostalgic for change!

Guilty pleasure song:

The entire Rosie O’Donnell Christmas album ‘A Rosie Christmas’

Live show ritual:

I try and get some energy in that day, get my heart rate up. Lots of breathing and stretching and a solid vocal warm-up. I also listen to music and pump myself up right before going on stage!

Favourite local musician:

I’m nostalgic for the days of Majical Cloudz ♥️

EP or LP?

LP, no question. I’m still of the mentality of wanting to listen to an album front to back and over again.

Early bird or night owl?

Early bird. I love a morning routine and how quiet the city is, with a little peak of sunrise.

Road or studio?

There’s nothing like performing, I don’t think anything could compare to getting on stage and that energy exchange. But I also really enjoy that moment in the studio when you know you’ve written something that really hits you.

Any shows or albums coming up?

Eyes can be peeled for some new singles in the new year, working towards my debut full-length album which I can’t wait to share.

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | TikTok

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Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Sushi Momo – amazing vegan sushi

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

I love Saint Laurent. I love that you can travel from old Montreal, through the plateau, into Mile End and Little Italy. It’s an adventure through the city.

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Very into a good stroll on Mount Royal, but Jarry Park really got me through COVID-19. I liked to call it the ‘retirement loop’ and I still feel strongly about that path.

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

I love the Corona Theatre!

What is your favourite music store in your city?

I would have to say the old Steve’s location, because I have so many memories there from buying my first keyboard to getting gear for my band.

 

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Demian is an Argentinian retired musician, avid gamer and editor for the Montréal Guardian, Toronto Guardian, Calgary Guardian and Vancouver Guardian websites.