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INTERVIEW: Le Grind

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been? 

Reyna: The better for having been interviewed by you!

Can you tell us more about the story behind your track ¨Pillow Talk¨?

Reyna: Pillow talk is the story of anyone who has been lied to or strung along by someone who just wanted some booty.

Did any event in particular inspire the song? 

Reyna: My whole uni experience ha ha!! Trying to navigate if a guy really liked me- even when he would blatantly just ring me up at odd hours and didn’t want to take me out. Naivety on a stick! Feels empowering to know better and tell someone to shove off.  I mean come on- at least buy me some damn dinner!

How was the recording and writing process? 

Reyna: Recording was fun as usual. We’re always in stitches.

Gareth: If you want to see what it’s like in the studio there’s a couple of Instagrams from the Pillow Talk session:

https://www.instagram.com/p/-zgZRhmjZF/

https://www.instagram.com/p/-zgQU_GjYy/

How was the film experience?

Gareth: Producing your own promo is a lot of work, but the filming is a giggle. We made Pillow Talk on a shoe string and we can’t believe all the praise it’s been getting from the likes of the Guardian.

How did you come up with the idea of bringing back disco music early in your career?

Reyna: The disco era was so much fun! It seemed to be a time where whatever was going on politically, people cold still come together and dance their cares away. It was fun. You can’t tell me the first time you heard the Bee Gees you didn’t giggle or want to touch yourself when you heard ‘I Get High’ by Donna summer. There so much going on in the world now- while we don’t want to be thought of as a distraction from ‘what’s really going on’ its nice to have a reprieve and let your hair down.

Gareth: We take the music seriously, not ourselves.

On this record you slightly change your direction for a more funk, pop kind of music – from now on can we expect the band evolving? 

Reyna: We just do what we like really- so maybe.

Boo: The only rule we set ourselves was that we weren’t ever allowed to write a sad song.

As a band are you still trying to find your sound or would you say you already did?

Reyna: I feel we have but anything else would be an extension of a style that was already there but maybe wasn’t showcased. We all have different tastes and styles.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new album – how´s that coming along?

Gareth: You’ll have to wait and see. You like surprises don’t you?

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Boo: We wouldn’t want to ruin it.

Any plans to hit the road? 

Reyna: If enough people demand it, we’ll do it.

What else is happening next in Le Grind´s world?

Gareth: More music, more videos, more dancing, more fun. We’ll be back in the studio in January.

Reyna: More live performances in the future as well as collaborations with other artists hopefully.

 

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