As reported here on dreamcatalogue.com a few weeks ago, the young music virtuoso Coldboy (a.k.a Somnus / Pyravid) recently fell out of a window from a third story apartment block, crashing to the ground and nearly killing himself. Though he miraculously survived the fall, he remains in hospital for the foreseeable future as he looks to recuperate and walk again.
We caught up with him to get the latest updates on where he’s at with things now and what his prospects are for the future.
How have things been since you fell out the window, what kind of updates can you give us?
Coldboy: It’s been tough. Below the waist barely works a month in, but I’ve regained some movement in one of my legs and still have sensation. No one can really tell me if I’ll walk again, so that’s tough to deal with everyday and the routine of being in hospital is hella boring, but I try to stay hopeful I won’t be in a chair forever. I’ll be in hospital another six weeks probably and we’ll see where I go from there. I’m gonna spray-paint a wheelchair pink and put hello kitty stickers on it just so i have some drip on the roads. At least i still got drip.
What do you remember about the night of the accident itself?
Coldboy: A mix of four bottles of wine and xanax doesn’t do good for the memory. That whole night and day is a blank. I don’t remember any of it. Me and Renzo Froze had a fight and loads of stuff got smashed. I still love him though, shouts out to the homie. Apart from that I don’t even remember the fall or anything. So it’s all a bit mad. It’s happened now anyway, I’m just dealing with the consequences and trying to get better.
“A mix of four bottles of wine and xanax doesn’t do good for the memory. That whole night and day is a blank. I don’t remember any of it.”
How is the hospital experience so far?
Coldboy: The hospital experience is shitty to be honest. No fault of the nurses and stuff though. People who say the NHS is a mess are deadass wrong, I think. At least for this hospital they seem to have all their shit in order and all the staff are great.
Is the hospital food alright?
Coldboy: Yeah, it’s alright, but its the same slop everyday so you get sick of it after a month. Luckily theres like a Sparks and a Subway, so I go there quite a lot instead.
Has the accident put any halts on music plans? Or are you planning to work on anything now?
Coldboy: Yeah, it’s halted all my Coldboy stuff because I don’t have access to my PC. It’s a shame because I was planning to release it for my birthday just passed on July 22nd. But I’ve finally got Ableton 9 working on a Mac, so I’m gonna doodle around and make some house music again as Somnus. Maybe some uber depressive ambient in there as well, so I will be trying to work on new music, bet.
Tell us about the number 22. It seems as though you rep it everywhere, what’s the story behind this?
Coldboy: The 22 shit… Well I just started noticing the number more and more. Like, I was at flat 22, had a homie die at 22, born on the 22nd and it would just pop up all the time when i started looking into synchronicity. Synchronicity is a cool concept by the way, if you havent heard of it. Also 11:11 is a number used to represent synchronicity a lot, so I just stuck with repping the number. Hopefully I’ll blow up by the time I’m 22. Gimme a year.
Has there been any new music you’ve been feeling lately?
Coldboy: I’ve been writing lyrics and listening to a lot of Youtube beats more than anything. 5V is really good. Also shouts out to @medusa9, aka astralprojection on Soundcloud. He sent me some beats a while ago to rap on and he’s absolutely class. Apart from that, I’ve just been on loads of Bladee, 100Gecs as well, and some emo stuff when I’m in my feelings – like Foxing and Modern Baseball are some of my faves.
“Yeah, I just write when I feel like it. A lot of the time I’m down about stuff, but it works for the raps. Usually that’s the only closure I get – through music and lyrics.”
What do you think of the conspiracy theory HKE proposed on his Instagram that 100gecs ripped off flap?
Coldboy: I think it’s deadass true. Also, Kanye ripped flap hard too – but it’s all bringing flap to the masses. I dont see it as a bad thing. Kanye should seriously throw some credits to Flapzilla and M, though.
Are you stiil writing bars for your raps? Has all this experience give you any new lyrical inspiration at least?
Yeah, I just write when I feel like it. A lot of the time I’m down about stuff, but it works for the raps. Usually that’s the only closure I get – through music and lyrics. So yeah, I guess its given me some inspiration. It’s changed what I rap about, for sure.