We had the good fortune of connecting with Phillip DeMarlowe and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Phillip, is there a quote or affirmation that’s meaningful to you?
One of my favorite quotes is by American author and mythologist Joseph Campbell, where he says to “follow your bliss.” I think too often in life the last person we consult about our happiness is ourselves, which seems crazy, but I’ve found it to be true with many of my friends and sometimes even myself. When relating this to Campbell’s quote, it’s very liberating to think the only explanation we need when pursuing something is that it makes us happy.Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I consider myself primarily a musician, because that was by and large the first artistic endeavor that I actually stuck with. I took the traditional route of music lessons for a month or two, but soon found myself wanting more than what books of beginner sheet music could offer. It seemed more exciting to learn through old footage the piano techniques of my heroes like Nat “King” Cole and Elton John. With that in mind, I soon started writing my own material. Having done that for years, I became interested in recording it and decided to learn the production process myself. Since then, I’ve released over one hundred songs and am so thrilled to be getting support and attention from other artists and record labels. It’s been a complete and utter joy, so I’ve yet to run into any major challenges. Accordingly, if there’s something I like the world to know, it’d be to stay tuned for some of the best songs you’re likely to ever hear.Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We’d likely start by viewing some of the most special things the state has to offer. I love animals, so I’d likely take them to the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. It blew my mind the first time I visited, because it offers a firsthand experience to see creatures we often don’t understand or appreciate. Heading back to Denver, our art museum is a treasure trove of culture. I’ve seen everything there from the paintings of Claude Monet to the wardrobe of Gregory and Veronique Peck, so that would definitely have to be a stop on our trip. The food here is a wonderful mix of artisan, traditional, and modern. My favorite spot is ChoLon, because it’s delicious and seems to effortlessly combine all three of those elements. I’m big into sightseeing and adventure, so this trip would be an absolute joy.Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My wonderful photographer Melanie Victor has been instrumental in bringing my onstage wardrobe to life through photography. We’ve together for a few years now and have done shoots in the forest, art studios, rooftops, and almost anywhere else you can imagine. She’s always receptive to ideas, and is a dream come true when collaborating on ideas.
All photos credited to Melanie Victor.