All you need is a pen to make your thoughts resound.
When the heart sets the pace
“Every thought is worth writing down“ is Schneider’s leitmotif. Singer-Songwriter Toni Mogens even makes his thoughts resound.
Music can achieve a lot
His songs fascinate with a special magic, that develops between touching lyrics and catchy melodies. The best feeling for the 25-year-old is that all his listeners find themselves in his songs with their very own story. But let's rewind a couple of years. Toni performs his own song entitled "Ich bin raus! (I’m out now)" for the first time on the occasion of his graduation. But with that, he was suddenly in: Writing songs, being on stage, living from his music – would it be great, or wouldn’t it? But first I'd rather do something solid to earn a living. But after two semesters of study to become a teacher, it became clear: My heart beats for music. And only for music.
With my first self written song – that's how it all began.
Interplay of feelings
5 questions, 5 answers
We wanted to get to know Toni Mogens better and asked him 5 questions - and got these 5 exciting answers.
Life as a source of inspiration
And if ever things don't go so well with creativity? „You can't force things, and you mustn't look for it too hard”, the musician knows from experience. When there is a creative void in his head, he likes to lace up his running shoes and go jogging. He has already written many songs in the vineyards around his home. And what does it sound like in the end? His texts: personal, accessible and sympathetic. His sound: positive, carefree and catchy. His enthusiasm: simply contagious. This authenticity distinguishes the young singer-songwriter.
My inspiration? Friends and family. Do a lot and also experience.
The most important thing: Do what makes you happy
No secure employment, no fixed salary, being completely on your own in self-employment: The life of musicians is accompanied by many uncertainties. But Toni does not regret his decision: „I always wanted to do something, where my heart was in it“. He appreciates the fun of his work and the freedom to live out his creativity. The happy-go-lucky Baden native does not let occasional career setbacks drag him down.
„As a creative person, I don't always have everything planned out completely: If you mispaint a line, you have to simply draw a new one on top of it. You can always go on“. In the end, doing something that makes you happy – that is the guiding principle that Toni follows. When he takes pen and paper in hand and writes down his thoughts, he later moves many people in the audience with his songs. It is quite an art to leave traces in the memory of others. Toni Mogens is one of those who make it.
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My target: inspire, encourage & strengthen others.