Celebrity Art Party is a semi-occurring feature, wherein the artists we enjoy interpret their favorite song. This installment features Krysztof Nemeth. Anyone else think it’s weird that both installments of Celebrity Art Party have been by people in bands? I find that odd. Anyhow, Nemeth is guitarist for the noir rockers the Latenight Callers, as well as a very excellent pinup artist in his own right, so it was natural that he was one of the people we reached out to for this (very) occasional series.
Song title: “A Forest”
Artist: The Cure
Version of song (live, album, remix, etc.): Regular album version from Seventeen Seconds
Why this song?
It’s sort of the perfect late night driving song…
When did you first hear it?
14, probably … as a budding young goth kid in Southern California.
How does music such as this inspire you in your work?
As far as my artwork, The Cure is great to have playing in the background while I’m drawing. As far as my music, it was instrumental in helping me become the musician I am, today.
How has this song changed for you since you first heard it?
As a song to listen to, it still holds up! I play this song live in Magnfuckingnificent, KC’s The Cure cover band … so it’s only changed in as much as what I can now contribute to it as a live song. I suppose that means that I can give it a regular go out in public where others can appreciate it as well!
What upcoming projects do you have?
I continue to explore the world of pin-up art as the definition continues to evolve, and I continue to explore the world of dark storytelling in my full-time band The Latenight Callers.