Where are you currently based?
How did you first start playing music?
I first started playing music through singing. My dad used to spin Motown records and eventually my mom saw my passion for music and bought me a guitar. I then started playing and posting covers on youtube. Might I add, *cringey* covers. I’ve taken them all down and stored them in a memory bank that I hope to never access again! lol
What have you been working on recently?
Writing, writing, writing! I spend my days either in front of my computer and keyboard, or with a guitar in hand, with a notepad. Staying home has freed me from a lot of distractions that would otherwise keep me from writing. Now I can focus on music….and baking cookies.
Your new single ‘Go Slow’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?
Falling in love inspired the content of the song, I can’t say any specific genre or type of music inspired the sonic sound of the track, we just did what felt fitting for the melody and lyrical content. It all happened very naturally! But I definitely wanted to make sure that the song had some bounce to it, you have to be able to dance.
How did you go about writing the music for Go Slow? How did you approach the recording/production process?
This song started with the melody and words “go slow, slow, slow”, that you already hear in the finished product! Eric and I put some demo production behind it just to get a vibe, then brought the track to our producer/songwriting partner Benjamin Nudds. After that, we started working on the production with Joel Stouffer.
Where and when did you record and who with?
Benjamin Nudds, Joel Stouffer. That’s the dream team right there! We just all click, it’s like they know what my ears are looking for even before I do. We work so well together.
What programs/instruments did you use?
We use logic and ableton mostly for production and just a keyboard or guitar when we’re trying to get a particular vibe.
How did the concept for Go Slow music video come about?
We wanted the video to feel sensual, empowering, passionate and hypnotic! The neon lights and the backseat of a car filled with smoke is sexy, and the darkness of the night is alluring. It wasn’t so much of a concept, but a feeling we were trying to evoke in the visuals – I think it came together perfectly!
Where and when did you film and who with?
The one and only Kelsi Lux! Look her up, she’s a dope creator!
I can’t tell you where we filmed it, it’s a secret location 😉 sh!!
You have an EP coming out later this year, please tell us about the progress and what we can expect:
It’s so funny how they say it takes your whole life to make your first album! Well this isn’t even our first album and it feels like it’s been a lifelong process haha. The process has been an amazing learning experience because we’ve been able to grow through it and do so many cool things as a result. This ep is about just that actually- Personal growth, Self-reflection and love.
What do you like to do away from music?
Photography, mostly digital, but lately I’ve gotten really into film. I just love how it’s so tangible. It looks timeless which is always very appealing to me!
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Anything that makes me want to dance really- a lot of Dancehall/Reggae/soca, I love it so much!
Oh! Check out stefflon don if you haven’t already, if you haven’t heard her on Boasty, you’re missing out!
What’s planned for 2020?
Hopefully being allowed to leave my house haha. I want to play a lot of shows! And record all this new music I’ve been working on!
Favourite food and place to hangout?
Anywhere there is Pho and beer! Haha To be honest, any Asian cuisine is my favourite! I’m obsessed! I don’t really have a favorite hangout spot… Any cool bar in the city really! I’m not picky, I just want good people around me. That’s all that matters to me.