INTERVIEW: Birthday Girl

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


Can you talk to us more about your latest single “I Came Here To Eat”?

It’s more about how you fall for people all day every day, on the bus, on the street etc knowing you’ll never say a word to em, as opposed to a single event. I found myself making intense conversation with these people in my head, ‘I Came Here To Eat’ is one of many.

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

I think that feeling is in everyone somewhere, hope I’m not the only one. Everyone’s happy to sing about their heart, I suppose I sing mainly about my stomach.

How was the recording and writing process?

I wrote it on an acoustic, then we always just record in our rehearsal room as the song comes together, so when it’s done that’s when we know how it’s gonna sound.

How did you get to balance the bright and dark aspects of the songs?

I think the music always has those dark elements because of who we are and our influences, but we really don’t want to take ourselves too seriously. The balance in this case comes from the major key and childish lyrics such as “Drop my din dins down”.

What role does Stockholm play in your music?

Stockholm plays a massive role in the music, just being completely frozen in darkness for 7 months a year keeps you indoors working, theres not much else to do through the winter and it’s hard to sound like the beach boys in these circumstances. Plus most of our tunes are directly about things that happened/people in Stockholm.

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

We’re going to put out some more singles this summer and we’re recording our debut  album as we speak, can’t wait for you to hear it VENTS but I guess we’ll bloody have to!

What else is happening next in Birthday Girl’s world?

We just finished some Europe shows and will be recording for a couple of months but planning shows already for afterwards, loads of them!

WATCH: Birthday Girl – “I Came Here To Eat” 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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