Rojdar Talks Freakin Wasted
We caught up with Rojdar in the middle of a long run of shows for his ‘Freakin Wasted’ Tour, which began in June and will wrap up over 20 shows in September in Toowoomba.
“The record started when I was sent a demo vocal from the vocalist Jake, which I really liked. Myself along with my team agreed it had the potential to be my next single and within the week the production stage of the record commenced and was released three to four months later due to ‘Ignition’ still being on national radio.”
Rojdar described his time on the road so far as “exhausting”, but said he “wouldn’t change it for the world.”
“I’m very lucky to be doing what I do. Touring does get pretty hectic tho, last week I had seven shows in seven days, as well as twelve domestic flights.”
If you’re yet to see Rojdar at one of his shows, he says you should expect it to be, “just one big party! No egos and no dickheads.”
“I never really plan what I’m going to play, so each show/set is different. I’m pretty sure I once played half of Taylor Swift’s 1989 album in one set haha!”
Unlike some young musos, Rojdar found that he didn’t quite click with his artistic side straight away, and took a detour before he became the musician we know and love today.
“The Story of Yung Roj! I first started playing instruments when I was five but I was really shit and collectively, my parents and I decided maybe I should stick to playing soccer. When I was sixteen, I randomly purchased a set of decks with the money I made from flipping burgers at Hungry Jacks and the rest is kind of history now.”
Since then, Rojdar’s career has taken him on a number of adventures, including support slots for massive international artists.
“My career highlight so far has to be supporting The Script at their sold out Brisbane show.
“It all happened so suddenly and was really out of my comfort zone. I’m so glad I did it though, not so glad about the post show day hangover though.”
With experiences like that in his pocket, we were interested to hear about what Rojdar”s learned on the road.
“Everyone is human, I used to get overwhelmed when I met huge names and now it’s just another person to me. I’m always getting advice given to me by other artists which I take on board most the time and try better myself as an artist.”
Next, Rojdar says he’s “working with my team to do a bunch of ticketed live shows but before any of that happens I’m going to Europe to live my best life.”
“I hate the term fans, but to any supporters of my music reading this – a big f*cking thank you. Everything I’ve achieved has come from grass roots support I receive on a daily basis.”