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INTERVIEW: MOBS

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

Thank you for chatting with us VENTS, we’ve been really well.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Some Kind of Wonderful”?

Some Kind of Wonderful was written in the studio this time last year, we had been sitting on this 80’s style for our music production but we wanted to create something that had a direct linkage to the era’s upbeat tempo. That’s why you hear the heavy synths and that snare drum that was so dominant in that decade. The song itself was written in contrast with the storyline of the 1986 film,’ Some kind of Wonderful’ produced by John Hughes. It’s another addition to our pallet of 80’s films and reflecting the storyline through the songwriting. We are all a massive fan of film in general, and to create a soundtrack that reflects a specific film is something we have always wanted to do. 

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

In the past we’ve always written from events but this time when we entered the studio, we went in with the idea to write each song based on a particular 80’s film. The concept was to write a bunch of songs that you could soundtrack to 80’s film while still sounding modern today. 

Any plans to release a video for the single?

We’re always open to releasing a video for the single, currently we aren’t focussed on that, but depending on the response from the single, we may do one in the future.

How was the recording and writing process?

Very fun. We wrote this song in the studio with our producers and originally this track was going to be a Ballard to round out the other few songs we’d written at the same time. We’re glad that we played around with it because its become one of our favourite upbeat songs we’ve written.

What is it about the 80s that you find so fascinating?

There’s something about 80’s music that calls to me in such a tangible way. it’s fun, exciting, cheesy, heartfelt. It completely encapsulates a culture and a lifestyle of the time. When i listen to 80’s music i feel like I’m experiencing a whole other way of life and its something i will forever enjoy.

What role does Melbourne play in your music?

Melbourne’s a popular place for live music. There’s so many amazing artists that are playing and coming out to the city, and especially the amazing venues all the artists have access to. It’s our favourite city to play in because of the people and their appreciation for our style, which makes us want to create more music.

How John Hughes has influence your writing?

I feel like I can confidently say that he has shaped countless generations through his relatable, coming of age classics. He PERFECTLY grasped the human experience of our youths, regardless of wether you were part of the 80s. He made you think and feel. He showed you the struggle of belonging and scripted experiences that we could be apart of. For me, when i write music, i try to make stories that share a common human connection that allows anyone to feel as if they could say “is this about me?”.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

Yes it definitely does. We have another 80s movie inspired single coming out later this year called ‘Cruel Intentions’. And potentially one more single at the end of the year or early 2019, we’ll see how the rest of the year pans out first.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Cruel Intentions is being talked for a July/August release but with everything we do, it always has potential to change. But we’re very excited about Some Kind of Wonderful at the moment so we don’t want to cut that short by promoting a new single now.

Any plans to hit the road?

Touring has always been our favourite part of being in a band, we’d love to get back out on the road in the next few months.

What else is happening next in MOBS’ world?

Our next big goal is to travel overseas and start touring. We think that will be the next big step in progressive and spreading our music to more and more people.

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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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