Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Chasing – The Film”?
What could seem like the ultimate laid back road trip at first glance, “Chasing – The Film” steers slightly from the conventional music video and delivers a mellow, aesthetically pleasing but captivating art film of endless narratives. The intimacy and authenticity expressed through the stunning cinematography—along with the dreamy, ambient soundtrack—evokes powerful feelings of nostalgia, bittersweetness, melancholy, yet, a sense of optimism, contentment, and appreciation for the simple things in life.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
When Rob started to play the beat and synths for the song, the lyrics just came naturally. The feeling of the music gave such a strong emotion that writing the words was easy. All of us had the same idea of a person running away from things they didn’t want to confront, and that’s how Chasing was born.
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
This film was shot during a road trip across California by directors Jan and Ana. They share that as soon they heard the track, they knew it would be fit the 3000 mile journey they were about to embark upon. The fact that every scene is true to what both saw and experienced – from the striking sunsets to their car that had been broken into – makes this film even more interesting and authentic.
The film was captured during a 3000-mile road trip across California. Directors, Jan and Ana, have taken us through the mysterious life and adventure of the main character from a raw and immersive first-person perspective.
How was the recording and writing process?
Chasing was our debut single, and it was a really collaborative process from the start. Once the story was set, all of us bounced ideas of each other.
We decided to create this version of the song just for the film as we wanted to bring the Pop Suicide universe to its full cinematic potential.
What role does Dubai play in your music?
We haven’t written anything specifically about the city per se, but as we’re all based here at the moment, this is where the writing and recording has been taking place. We’ve also all been working in the fashion/creative industry in Dubai for a while and so the support we’ve been receiving here for something we’ve created as a group has been truly amazing. We feel proud to know we are contributing to the growth of the music scene in a city we’ve spent majority of our lives in.
How does daft punk and tame impala influence your writing?
Daft Punk and Tame Impala are definitely two of many artists whose music inspire us – including Cigarettes After Sex, Gorillaz, David Bowie to name a few more. ” As we mentioned, we all come from creative backgrounds, and besides music making, we love to put a good amount of thought, time and importance into our visuals and image as well. And this is something that is evident in bands such as Tame Impala and Daft Punk. It’s entertaining and memorable. As for influence it’s had in our writing, we do see ourselves becoming more confident with creating more catchy, groovy tunes as we’re continuously exploring our sound. However, lyrically, this has been more of a free flow. We even have songs that have been set aside for us to return to and build on.
Does the new single mean can expect new material – how is that coming along?
Definitely. As previously noted, we have a couple that we’ve set aside to return to, but we’re excited to share that at the moment we re working almost simultaneously on two different tracks – with their music videos in the works as well.
Any plans to hit the road?
As for now, we don’t have any plans to tour or do any live performances. We are just focused on creating more content – both music and videos.
What else is happening in Pop Suicide’s world?
To be honest, it feels like a lot has already happened in such a short span of time and with just two songs out. Besides working on our tracks and planning future films, we have already been approached by established brands and magazines who found an interest in us, which is exciting and motivating.