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INTERVIEW: neek

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

Crazy. I’m in release mode so feeling a little all over the place but also semi grounded too. So happy to finally be putting this ep out, I can’t believe it’s actually happening now.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “something new, something blue”?

I started snsb in August of 2016 one night. Was messing around with a new beat and my friend Saro was over. He was super tired and laying on my bed and I set up a mic so he could freestyle while laying down and that was the birth of the song. snsb kinda represents a conversation between two people that goes nowhere or sort of depicts the frustration that can happen in a relationship that’s maybe reached its’ course. I always knew it would be part of my first ep.

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

Not really, but I was super new to producing and really just wanted to explore with my plugins and mess around. Saro happened to be over and him and I are usually pretty melancholy, so were in our zone and it all kinda worked out.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

The filming process was awesome. I’m new to the video world & want to keep my team as small as possible so it was just myself, my Creative Director, Amy Narodovich, the Director/Editor Matt Alves and Saro. We just kinda wandered around Temescal Canyon and took some low key footage. I’m so close with Amy, Matt and Saro so it was really comfortable, collaborative and relaxing.

The single comes off your new EP words i shouldn’t have  – what’s the story behind the title?

Every song off the ep comes from a place of rejection, loneliness, loss and frustration, feelings I wish didn’t have and words i didn’t wish I had to use.

How was the recording and writing process?

Strange and super exploratory.  I started producing via my bedroom rig in 2015 while in a kinda blackout state of loss and grief and sort of came out of it with a body of work I felt really connected to. I made every song without self-judgement and just sort of produced from the sadness I was feeling and now i never want to stop.

What role does LA play in your music?

I was born and raised in LA and so were my parents, I feel really connected to it and will probably live here forever haha.  I live in West LA, as close to the ocean as I can afford and have a little bedroom studio setup. I go to the beach weekly and drive around the city and to get space from my tiny room situation. Driving around the city has always helped clear my head when I’m stuck on something. I love the landscape, ocean, mountains city and the weather is everything to me.

What else is happening next in neek’s world?

i’m dropping a merch line that’s a collaboration with Glen Infante, Amy Narodovich and Matt Alves, get ready for sweatshirt season 😉

WATCH neek – “something new something blue” (ft. Saro)
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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, play guitar, music geek, movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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