Six Questions With Zander BleckSix Questions With Zander Bleck

Welcome to “Six Questions With…,” a series of interviews with emerging artists, musicians, and bands focusing on the music scene and how they live within it. Over time, the questions may change, but the sentiment will stay intact. This is a way for independent artists to be discovered by new fans on a global scale.

Within in each post, you will find all of their social media links, and also either a link to their music, or the ability to stream at least one of their tracks or videos, depending on the availability.

We hope you enjoy this series, and if you know anyone that might be interested in being part of it, please have them reach out to us for more information.

Next in the hot seat is New York City-based indie pop-rock singer Zander Bleck. We’ve not covered Zander in the past, so we are just learning about him and his music, too! If you’re not familiar with him, sit back and enjoy! This is what is great about this series – the discovery of new music.

For those who may not be familiar, please tell us about your music: the type of music you play, where you are from, and how you got started?

Hi Indie Minded. Thanks for having me! My music, I would describe as U2 meets Imagine Dragons meets INXS meets Muse.  I am from New Jersey originally, but live now in Hollywood, California.  I got started with my rock band out of NYC “Monument” and have been on quite the journey since to where I am today.

As an artist, how do you define success?

I think if you’re an artist and you do what you love, have a roof above your head and food to eat.  You have success.  I have been so fortunate to be able to just focus on what I love doing.  Of course, my ambitious are as lofty as any.

What do you find to be your greatest struggle when it comes to the music business?

The music business has rapidly changed so, so, so much in the last 5 years.  I think evolving with the business and writing THE song that can break through the noise and define a career is the hardest struggle.  It is as competitive as ever.

If you could only play ONE of your songs for the rest of your career, which one would it be? 

It would be this song I just wrote, but is not out yet called “Mercy Me.”

Since we don’t have that one, take a listen to one of his newest tracks, “Alive,” via the brand new video:


Who do you consider your greatest influences?

Freddie Mercury/My Dad/Chris Martin.

Outside of music, what do you like to do that you feel contributes to the creativity that you tap into for your music?

I love traveling, it’s probably what inspires me the most.  I’ll hop on a plane or get in my car to go anywhere at any time.  I love the outdoors, I love exploring and taking photos, I love science and technology.  I like to keep up with world events.  I like to read. Besides that, I like to look for all things wondrous in this life.

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Kelly Murphy
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