INTERVIEW: Synth Pop Trio Naives

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

We’ve been good. Autumn an winter have been kind to us. Some great shows and recently putting out our new track “No Way”. Perfect end to a stellar year.

Can you tell us more about the story behind your track ¨No Way¨? Did any event in particular inspire the song?

Marc was travelling around India and through his journey he was capturing and sampling sounds. This is something Marc does quite often! The intro of “No Way” is a direct sample of a TukTuk in Mumbai. The whole song is inspired and built around this sound and feel. It’s a homage to that trip and a ballad about a difficult oriental love story.

How was the recording and writing process?

That sample was manipulated and turned into the lead. Then layers were added. Tribal drums, tropical rhythms and bass. Then the melodies and lyrics, which are tied to the original inspiration and theme. We like to use real life sounds as bases to our songs. We feel it’s an authentic way of portraying the story we’re trying to tell. When you hear one of our songs you can be sure that parts of it have been live in the world before the track is written.

Would you call this track a follow up to your previous singles or is it a departure?

It is a follow up. It has a different mood to some of our other releases and each song has a different inspiration but the style and the feel is similar. We follow a consistent writing process which ties the tracks together.

The single comes off your debut LP – how´s that coming along?

Our debut album is on the way and we can’t wait to get it out. It’s a collection of the emotions, feelings and experiences of the last few years and the places we’ve visited. Each song is inspired from something different making the album a kind of eclectic patchwork. We look forward to sharing it!

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

We have thought many times on titles but have not found the one yet, who knows, maybe we’ll end up calling it Naives. The release is due next year, stay tuned.

Any plans to hit the road?

Yes we will be getting ourselves all over next year heading into the summer. We have two intimate London shows pencilled in as well. January 30th at The Finsbury and March 16th at The Social in Dalston.

What else is happening next in Naives´ world?

Busy busy busy! We have a new video Marc has been filming somewhere tropical. Expect that early next year with a new single and more shows. It’s exciting times!


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About RJ Frometa

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