Hey! Great thanks, busy but organised chaos for this weekend’s single launch!
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Brother“?
Brother is the culmination of everything we’ve been working towards as a band for the last few years, we’ve warmed up, found our sound and really focused our craft to a few refined sounds. We’re really proud that this is the debut single as Club Paradise, it’s hard hitting, hopefully grabs us an audience and draws people’s interest for our next steps!
Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?
Strangely, the song didn’t come about with a conscious effort to tackle an issue or event, it’s easy now to reflect on that and say it’s a subconscious poke at greed and the whole sort of corporate ‘take take take’ and nothing to be returned no matter how hard you work for it
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
Filming the video was great, we bunged an entire band into a Mini Cooper and drove for 10 hours to Brighton so really what’s not to love with all that equipment?! Honestly, filming the video for Brother was a unique experience and the team we worked with were so welcoming and professional, the mood was buzzing the entire shoot. We used an infinity room to shoot some silhouette stuff, which on set, definitely looked like Drake’s video for Hotline Bling, it was insane!
How was the recording and writing process?
The original framework and ideas for the track came so quickly, I think we wrote the song as a four piece in roughly 30-40 mins! We took Brother in a few different directions before we decided where we wanted it to land in the studio, though. It was great to do that as we’d never had as much time to work on a song previously to explore sounds and even to an extent, which genre was going to work best, at one point it became very electronic and I still think there are elements of that present in the final version!
What role does the UK play in your writing?
Musically, we’re influenced by a wealth of global artists but we’ve always been rooted, or we were especially rooted in British indie stuff when we started out but lyrically it’s hard to say whether there’s ever been any ties to the UK specifically, I think we either have an idea, a hook or a sample and roll with it, we like to close ourselves off more often than not so we aren’t distracted and can create something that we can truly call our own, but at the same time we do have a lot of influences!
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
It does! We’ve got a couple more tracks pretty much ready to be released so they are forthcoming, TBC! We’re constantly writing too so who knows in which order or if anything will replace them in terms of release schedule, we aren’t really tied to doing anything but what we believe feels right and its a lot more freeing to just do what we want and how we want it
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
At this point I couldn’t possibly give up any info!
Any plans to hit the road?
We’re working on it! We have our single launch for Brother / Club night (aptly names Club Paradise) this Saturday (30th) in our hometown, Newcastle, and we just can’t wait to play as many shows as possible!
What else is happening next in Club Paradise‘s world?
After the launch of Brother we’ll get cracking on the build of single 2, booking and playing as many shows we can physically achieve and getting more music out to you as soon as we can!