Hi, some people call me Boyang, but as you can probably tell, I go by Dear Artemis here in the music world. Why? I'm glad you asked! Forgive my sentimental reply. Artemis is anyone, really. Imagine the one person that you would give anything to talk to at this very moment. Someone you care about, someone you love, or just someone you want to be with. She doesn't have to be real, or human, or a single person, it's just the idea. That collective person/animal/object is your "Artemis". Think of it like...a codename. And if you want to talk to Artemis, you always can. Now, the moon (or Mt. Olympus) can be hard to reach sometimes, but she's always only a letter away. Every song is like a letter to 'her': a friend, lover, or confidant. And right at the top of that letter, you put "Dear Artemis," Of course the comma was a little awkward, but the rest remains valid... Oh yes, music. It all started with the guitar. I'd played other instruments before (Piano, violin, saxophone, kazoo) but no songs to call my own. That all changed with guitar. Most of Dear Artemis is very centered around acoustic guitar, even though it might not seem like it at times. Every song starts there, and some end there too. But for most of them, that's when the synthesizers takeover. When I first started out, I had this concept of incorporating orchestral elements into most, if not all of my songs. While they're not completely gone, somehow synths slipped into the mix at some point, and they just stuck. This has resulted in a sound that I like to describe as "acoustic synthpop", even though it makes no sense at all. I'm quite used to not making sense, so it's ok with me. The guitar is consistent and familiar and safe, in a way, while the synthesizers are unique and infinite and new every time. I think it's important to have balance like this in all matters of life. Hint: music is life. For my first record, Oceans, I relied heavily on this concept of balance and inbalance when deciding to back my onemanband using synthetic, electronic instruments on one side, and acoustic, natural sounding ones on the other. What has resulted is an album about discovery, the mind, and the meaning of dreams. It probably also makes no sense...but you'll have to be the judge of that.