Enjoy The “Love And Joy,” Provided By The Guv



The Southwest London, UK-residing artist, The Guv, started composing and singing in his teenage years in Istanbul, under the influence of local artists, such as Zeki Muren, Sezen Aksu, Baris Manco, and worldwide renowned ones, in the vein of Queen, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles.

At the start of his career, he sang to small pub audiences and worked his way up to performing in front of hundreds of spectators. After tasting renown in his home city, he relocated to London, which felt like a spiritual home accommodating his dynamic approach to creativity.

The folk stylings of his latest work have The Guv captivating listeners most profoundly. With amplified buoyancy, "Love and Joy" depicts a brilliant execution of storytelling. Through the acoustic warmth that's resonated by the passion-fueled guitar strums, the intensity of this soundscape wavers as we embark on a sonic voyage ready to take you into its embrace.


Beauty emanates within the lyrical motifs professed as "that love and Joy" acts as a loving and romantic ode to life and the potential it gives us to indeed be happy in our relationships with ourselves. As our focus shifts between the vocal presence of The Guv and the anticipation conjured up by the instrumentation, we're fixated on how well these elements shine in their own regard and how they reach newfound levels when brought together.


Taking in the energy flowing throughout "Love and Joy," The Guv truly knows how to resonate with his audience deeply. The enthralling key tones in minor accentuate the inviting folk progressions, further giving the listener's mind a trip to where the sun shines bright. Upping the ante as he welcomes us into his melodic world of reflection, The Guv has us hooked on "Love and Joy."


Welcome to BuzzMusic, The Guv. We love the overall energy that you brought to the table when composing regard as captivating as "Love and Joy." What inspired the desire-filled lyrics that you offer up?


There is not only one theme to choose from. I believe this is a mix of embracing imperfection, how some aspects you hold dear in your life can change dramatically as other things remain the same, reflecting on your childhood, what "growing up" meant to you back then, and how it might entail a different context completely now. Still, whatever people make of the song will be about it.


Although you stick in the folk pocket impeccably, there's an alternative groove to your music that we can't shake as we tour your music catalog. Do you often use the same approach when creating all of your songs?


I like experimenting. For instance, I love funk and how Daft Punk got creative about it in the not-so-distant past. I also love art-rock/pop from the 70s, e.g., Kate Bush, Van Der Graaf Generator, and the early works of Queen. Sometimes it feels incomprehensible. I mean, how they came up with these ideas. I have a lot of things to work on and play with. My interest in a broad range of genres may be an advantage for getting more creative with my composition.

I usually compose on the piano. However, there are other ways to do it, such as improvising on a melody that randomly comes to my mind. No real prescription.


How does your growth as an artist feel to you this far into your career?


Slow and steady. My hypothesis is that quickly scaling requires a trade-off. This trade-off might be related to quality, passion, or simply money. We'll see.


What message would you like your audience to be left with after listening to "Love and Joy?"


"Not everything will go exactly as you planned. But things are still going to be good, as long as you maintain your resilience, passion, and integrity."


What's next for you?


We have another interesting song lined up for June. Stay tuned!


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