So You Wanna Be A Pop Star, Pip Blom?

Putting wannabe pop stars through their paces.

Being a pop star is a serious job. You can’t just walk through the door and get started. You need to have a proper interview first. This month’s applicant is Pip Blom. The board will see you now.

What can you tell us about yourself?

I am Pip, I am 22 years old, and I am a part of the Dutch band, Pip Blom!

Why do you want to be a pop star?

I am not sure if I want to be a pop star, to be honest. I just want to make songs with my band and have so much fun. Don’t get me wrong: it would be awesome if there are millions of people who like our music too. But being a star seems a bit much!

How would your bandmates describe you?

Sassy, emotional and well organised. But my nickname is Sassy Jordan. So I guess that’s the winner.

What are your best and worst qualities?

I am stubborn. If there’s something in my head, I want it to happen that way. And not another way. That can be very difficult to deal with according to my parents haha. But I think it can also be very useful sometimes. I don’t give up easily, and I fight for what I want.

What is your biggest failure?

I parked my car in a disabled spot… On my birthday. The fine was 400 euros. But I deserved it. Kids: never park your car where you shouldn’t.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Getting a band together with people I really, really love.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

The past three years have been a complete whirlwind for us. I have got no clue, to be honest. I would hope that we can travel the world with our music. Make one or too cool albums and do a tour in Japan. And maybe start a study? I would want to study both Law and Arabic language and culture. But that can also wait a few more years. There’s no rush.

What is your salary expectation?

I don’t expect anything. But it would be so awesome if our whole team, management, band, agents are able to live from the songs that we have made. Not millions. But just a decent salary. That would be so cool.

Taken from the April issue of Dork. Pip Blom’s debut album ‘Boat’ is out 31st May; find them at Truck (26th-28th July).

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