Can you talk to us more about your latest single “November Beaches”?
Tyler: Sure thing – November Beaches is a bouncy infectious indie-rock track, surrounding the concept of missed opportunities and nostalgia.
Pat: November Beaches is what you get when you take a pop icon, a production conessoir, and a rock star and put them all in a room together with instruments. So in short, a super sick new style.
Hans: A fire track with a dope vibe and really, really fun bounce.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Tyler: Absolutely. It’s about a girl, and a night on an overcast beach.
Pat: Yup. My exact thought process was, “How can I, as the drummer, make this very tame pop-song that Tyler started into a badass rock-track?” And hopefully that’s what we accomplished all together.
Hans: Did not think much, just added what I felt it needed.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
Tyler: Working on this! If the response is solid enough, we would definitely love to put one together. This song means a lot to me, so it would be great to add a visual medium to aid the message.
How was the recording and writing process?
Tyler: Recording and writing was great – one thing I love about this band is that we all have such diverse musical backgrounds. These fresh and varying perspectives push each of us to our limits throughout the process. Pat and Hans are two of the most gifted songwriters that I have every worked with, and the nuance throughout the track is something that I would have never obtained composing by myself. All of the production and recording was done in house, and we are very proud of the project.
Pat: We are all in house, so the process is very free and up to us to make sure we get the most out of our capabilities, as a group and as individuals. This song could have gone in SO many different directions, and since we had ample time to work this out together I am truly proud of what we were able to put out.
Hans: I think it was smooth. We did not try to overcomplicate it or force it in any box. We tried to keep it as clean as possible to not change the overall tone. We mostly record DIY so it can be challenging but I believe allows for a more relaxed creation environment.
What made you want to seek for a new direction?
Tyler: As Between Giants transitioned from a solo project to a full band, I felt the sound needed to evolve also. I wanted all of us to have a piece of themselves in the music and after many collaboration sessions this just sort of – popped out. It was organic really. We knew we wanted something different, but its shape just formed naturally.
What role does Brooklyn play in your music?
Tyler: Tons. The culture here keeps me constantly inspired and challenged. I love my city. It’s just electric, ya know?
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Tyler: Absolutely. More is on the way. We’re always working and writing.
Pat: Uh, is the space pope reptilian???
Hans: Definitely working on new tracks.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
Tyler: Not as of yet. We have a lot of tracks that we are working on, but depending on the response to the new release we will prioritize certain ones over others. And you never know if a smash is just waiting to be written!
Any plans to hit the road?
Pat: Around the fourth of July I’m pretty sure you’ll see us on the road down the east coast.
Hans: July! Hope to see a lot of people out there!
What else is happening next in Between Giants’ world?
Tyler: More grinding. We never rest. We were fortunate enough to be nominated for 3 Independent Music Awards which was pretty sweet. So hopefully that will reward some of the work we’ve been putting in. Aside from that, more writing, performing and traveling!! Probably a good amount of tequila also.
Pat: More music, more shows, more steez. Pretty much just all around good stuff is on the horizon for us, and for you guy all as well.
Hans: More songs, hopefully some visuals and more shows. We want to make some great experiences for people.