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INTERVIEW: HUMANS

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

Hi Ladies and Gents, we’ve been good, thank you very much.

Can you talk to us more about your song “Sip It”?

It’s a track we self produced using a very nice Vancouver studio (Brian Adam’s Warehouse)  after winning the Converse sessions. We recorded a bunch of random things after a previous long long night. There were a lot of napping breaks. 

Did any event inspire you to write this song?

It was originally just a filler track to add to the end of The Feels. That’s how a lot of our songs start and then they grow into their own thing. It was intended to just be a fun track.

The lyrics touch on the adverse effects of drinking too much and doing drugs too much, but the strange pull of those substances to continue the use of them.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

We wouldn’t know. The footage was shot before either of us were born. It was shot on 8mm in France in the late 70s. In the summer of 2017, I was at a family reunion in France and my uncle had transferred his uncle’s 8MM film where my whole French side of the family were celebrating. The footage was incredible, there’s even footage of both my parents, my father the Mick Jagger looking fella holding my grandmother at the end and my mother who is sipping the drink at the “Sip It” title shot. The original video was about 20min long and after seeing the whole thing, I was flabbergasted and demanded the file so I can do a video and share this surreal and wonderful moment with everyone. I have a feeling that viewers will enjoy this video as much as we do.”

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

The Feels is an EP that consists of 3 tracks and one remix of Sip It. The 3 tracks all have videos and were released as singles after our Water Water EP.

How was the recording and writing process?

The Feels was a track we wrote when we were figuring out our live set for the Noontide Tour. The track was the ending of Follow. We kept adding little extra parts each time we went to the studio with it. The track was taken into the studio 3 separate times. Boys & Girls was taken into the studio twice and Sip It also twice.

What role does Canada play in your writing?

I think thats a difficult question, since we’ve both lived in Canada our whole lives. I’m sure every artists draws inspiration form their surroundings though —

Do you tend to take a different approach when you are scoring a film or collaborating with someone else rather than working on HUMANS music?

Yeah, when we write for a film, you try and convey the mood for the scene, even the timing of that particular scene, there are beats you need to hit sometimes. It’s all different with different intents. With HUMANS dance music, we try to make people dance for the most part, not scare them with a jump scare.

Any plans to hit the road?

We’re in the midst of a Canadian Tour currently!

What else is happening next in HUMANS´ world?

We are working on a couple other music videos and planning on dropping a couple singles leading up to our new upcoming album. We are also dropping the HUMANS Score to feature Horror/Comedy film Dead Shack in the Spring.

See the new video for ‘Sip It’ on VEVO or Youtube!

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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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