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INTERVIEW: Allday

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

I’ve been well. I have a cold now because somebody coughed in my mouth and my immune system was already compromised from drinking too much at a festival. Aside from that, very well thanks.

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

Sure.

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

Well yeah a person I was seeing at the time vomited in a bush during a rainstorm so that became the second verse. But it was kind of, a bunch of things happened over a few months and I would go back to it and add parts.

What was the inspiration behind the music video?

My friend Madison gave me the idea to do a prom video. But then I wasn’t in Australia so I couldn’t get her to like, design the set or think of more ideas. So I left it to Nima, I’ve known him for a long time and he got inspired, so I was happy to let him take the idea in his own direction.

What was it like to work with Japanese Wallpaper and what did he bring up to the table?

Very easy. He’s a musical genius so basically he just played it all instantly. And I fell in love with it then started stressing about what to write.

The single comes off your new album Speeding – what’s the story behind the title?

After my last album I felt like I got a bit out of control as a person, the songs were mostly me reflecting on the other end of that. Also it just felt like a weird title, but so obvious at the same time.

How was the recording and writing process?

Actually kind of stressful in parts. We recorded the first album in an open room with no sound proofing, and you can hear it in the mixes. So we were learning on the fly how to make stuff sound better and bigger, at times that was frustrating and time consuming. I lost a lot of good song ideas to the “cutting room floor” because I couldn’t make them sound the way I wanted them to.

What role does Australia play in your writing?

Australia is my home, and there are a lot of things about my life there (my whole life until this year) that are super Australian. So I guess a lot. It’s kind of cool to leave and then understand what parts of you are “Australian” and what that means.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

Mostly life. Unless I’m trying to be funny it’s mostly just feelings and experiences. Sometimes I may steal a phrase from a friend. But usually it’s things I see or feel.

What else is happening right now in Allday’s world?

Doing a couple more shows in Australia then heading back to the USA to do a mini tour there. Then make another album!

Stream “In Motion” ft. Japanese Wallpaper

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