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INTERVIEW: Post Pines

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

Thanks for having us! We’ve been good thank you, how’ve you been?

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Moon”?

“Moon” was actually one of the first songs we wrote together, in Julius old office. But we never quite nailed the recording back then, so we left it to rotten. But it sprung back to life, with a mist of memories and melodies. Now, we finally hade the right state of mind and tool set to plant it.

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

Often for us, there’s a cluster of events and emotions making up a song. Fragments from conversations, a snippet of what autumn felt like as a kid, slowly the nodes that make up the grind connect. The feeling of being left out, in a group you don’t really want to be a part of. That’s in there somewhere, with a mix of other past insecurities.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Not at the moment, but we always have ideas. We’re working on a video for another track of the EP right now. Trying to capture the last sunlight in Sweden before winter comes.

The single comes off your new EP Past Eyes – what’s the story behind the title?

Guess there’s two sides to that coin. On the EP there’s some reminiscing, trying to understand past events and also a longing to get away from the visual, to move past eyes.

How was the recording and writing process?

Not as quick and free of problems as we’d hoped, but that’s almost always the case. Both “Grain” and “Moon” has been living by our side for a while, taking different forms and it felt like they (and probably we as well) needed to mature a bit. When we finally sat down in sync, everything came together naturally and coherent, as we like it to be. It’s a fight for us to find that place of calm that you need, but it’s always worth it when you finally do.

What role does Bon Iver play in your music?

Actually we became friends doing a remix of “Wash” by Bon Iver for a remix competition. It was a great way to start off our journey together. Their music is hugely inspiring and though we at that time listened to vastly different music, we united around “Blood Bank”.

What states of minds did you get to explore on this record?

Everything from stressful loops of thought to true calmness. The core may be that move. Away from the hectic overthinking into a confidence in pausing. It’s not only fine, it’s necessary to wake up a Sunday, put some coffee on and play synth arpeggios all day without recording anything. Replace the synth with whatever makes your batteries recharge and shine. We just hit the right trail back to our freedom making this EP.

Any plans to hit the road?

Yeah, maybe not a full on tour right now but we have a few gigs coming up. Starting of with a release party for the EP in Stockholm, the 12th of November.

What else is happening next in Post Pines’ world?

We’re making a lot of looping gif images right now actually, as visuals for our live shows. We’ve tried different stuff before, like projections on broken mirrors and stuff, it’s a lot of fun and almost adds another member to the stage. So we’ll finish that and go out and play some more, plus make more music off course, keep the tempo up 🙂

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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