The Unseen Hand // Mickey Theis // Finish This Sentence

Play The Unseen Hand // Mickey Theis // Finish This Sentence

We first met Mickey Theis when his band, Motel Motel, played our 2010 CMJ show at The Bowery Hotel. A few months ago we were, as many fans, very sad to hear that Motel Motel had decided to part ways. Luckily for us, Mickey is back in 2012 with his new solo project. When we caught up with Theis, he was also in the midst of an entirely new endeavor; studying acting at Yale School of Drama. After playing a bit of catch-up, we had Theis finishing our sentences…

I AM…

an actor/musician from Denver, Colorado.

I HAVE BEEN PLAYING MUSIC SINCE I WAS…

pretty young, maybe 4 or 5. My first instrument was piano, but it shifted to guitar when I inherited my grandpa’s Sears Silvertone guitar. This was an auspicious event in my life.

WHEN WRITING NEW MUSIC I…

mostly draw my inspiration from other works of art and other artists. I have a love for art and artists, and I often look to great works of visual art, theater, and literature to influence my work.

SINCE PLAYING IN MOTEL MOTEL…

I’ve been focusing on solo work. I’ve also shifted some of my focuses over to acting, which is another passion of mine.

MY NEW SOLO PROJECT IS…

a collaboration with a good friend of mine, Neon Brown. He and I have made a short EP and we’ve been in the process of releasing a new track every month. The first of those tracks is “The Unseen Hand.”

I WROTE THE TRACK “THE UNSEEN HAND” ABOUT…

Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night. The lyrics are written from the perspective of the character Edmund. Some of the language in the song is borrowed from the play, including the title image, which is used in Edmund’s address to his father in Act IV.

2012 IS GOING TO BE…

the end?

Don’t forget to grab the free download of “The Unseen Hand,” exclusively for Arcade44.  Stay tuned for more releases by Neon Brown!