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INTERVIEW: BRKLYN

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

Doing well! Thank you for having us.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Can’t Take My Money”?

We had the musical hook idea and a chs lyric and melody idea. We finished this joint in one day. We later finished the production and music around the vocal.  We have been exploring more of our roots and wanted to write a song with a chanty anthemic chorus that we can all sing together at shows. So you hear and feel a lot of energy and you hear a lot of guitars and weird interesting synths and hard hitting bass all effortlessly. Wanted this to be a summer feel good jam that was reminiscent and nostalgic of where we come from. Shoutout to Niko The Kid our good friend and talented producer that helped bring this record home.

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

-This hook literally popped into my head while i was shopping with my girlfriend (at the time in) LA. I will never forget it. Ironically enough i was shopping and trying to convince myself i could afford to buy myself and my girlfriend a bunch of stuff and finally i was like fuck this i can’t take any of this with me.

What made you want to tackle on the themes of materialism?

This song came from constantly putting so much pressure on money and worldly value. I wasn’t having fun anymore and felt unfulfilled. We believe in giving without expectations.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yes, we shoot next week! Cannot wait. We have been working with a lovely creative team and it is beautiful to see our visions esthetically come to life. The feeling of visuals accurately representing music is one of our favorite things. 

How was the recording and writing process?

We had the musical hook idea and a chs lyric and melody idea. We were a little nervous with this being the first time working with RVRB but we hit it off and finished this joint in one day. We later finished the production and music around the vocal. 

What role does Orange County play in your music?

We were so fortunate to learn from the scene that was happening in OC. When we grew up Blink 182, Sublime, No Doubt, Thrice etc were popular and driving the scene. Punk was evolving and we were starting a band in our garage. LA didn’t accept OC so we formed our own scene and it forced us to do something unique. Can’t control where we live and grow up so crazy to see everything evolve. We owe our Emo House vibes to OC and where we came from. Shoutout to Chain Reaction for giving us our start. Chain Reaction was the mecca venue of OC.

How do you get to blend your Emo background along with your now much Progressive music influences?

Starts with our songwriting. We like to start every song on piano or guitar so naturally puts our songs in that live feeling. The vocals really blend the 2 genres. Cool to see our craft evolve and turn into this. Exploring and writing in the dance world and pulling from our band days is really what makes

As you move into a new label – can new fans expect a much more different direction?

We are always evolving and wanting to learn. These new songs are the same song writing but we wanted to tap into our band roots and try to combine dance music with the rock roots where we came from.

Armada is a label that is evolving beyond the dance space and making meaningful inroads here in the US.  They seemed like the perfect partner for us.

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

Yes, a lot more music. We are so excited.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

No release date but the next tune we are releasing is cray and expect a cool collab.  

Any plans to hit the road?

Yes! You can catch us at our next few dates at Haven in Atlantic City 7/26 and we are in Houston in 8/3.

What else is happening next in BRKLYN’s world?

We’ll be working on developing a show that includes live components – so we can showcase our ability to actually play real instruments!

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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