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INTERVIEW: 1955

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “How’d You Come Here”?

If you look up or goggle the phrase ‘how’d you come here’ you find little in the way of offerings. It’s grammatically correct, and could be used within small talk, but it’s a phrase that is inherently trying to get at a larger question. 

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

The inspiration is those moments when you feel completely present with someone else. When the reality between you and the other person is so in tune that you don’t even recognize each other but you know each other. How did we get here together? How’d you COME here? How did I get to see you like this? We know the feeling is real, but we will never really know ‘how’ its possible.  

How was the film experience?

The film experience for us is a lot like a show in the sense that it’s a group effort in every way. Will Papadin is a literal brother our ours who is a talented director. The cinematographer is a close friend. So the band becomes a 6 piece and we put on the best show we possibly can and then hope people like it after editing.  

How was the recording and writing process?

The recording and writing process is the most fun you can ever have while at the same time being extremely focused. Other fun and exciting activities like sex or being at a good dinner party require you to turn your brain OFF. But when you write and then get in the studio to record you are hyper aware. You are nervous. You are in your head. All bad emotions for sex or fun dinners with friends… but that sate of priority is exhilarating and we never laugh more then when in the studio.

What role does surrealism plays in your music?

Surrealism plays a role in the context of always wanting a juxtaposition or contradiction within each song. Our songs have to hit you on both the unconscious and conscious level.

What films get to inspire the song?

‘Eraserhead’ for sure, the constant use of low level sound in that film made for this unnerving yet honest statement, along with the surrealist visuals, the mundane mixed with the unbelievable is a balance we strive for.

Does LA influence your music?

We are always inspired by the light in LA. its a chemical yellow that does not exist in any other city in the world. the light screams, “Try Me”. 

What else is happening next in 1955’s world?

Shows in san francisco, small US west cost tour, new single coming out soon called ‘Morning Song’.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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