Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Prelude”?
“Prelude” is the overture of a 7 episodes journey. It is built around a simple core message: we are all one. Differences in race, gender, social class etc should not make us forget that we are all human beings, and no one should think of being superior to others. It is a song against privileges and discriminations, an anthem for the values of unity and cooperation.
It is written as an invocation to the muse, drawing influence from the Odyssey and other mythological poems. Our personal prayer to the muse is for her to guide us in our journey and give us the strength to stick to our path.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Surely the release of our song has been in a period of great ferment. We do not believe in associating ourselves with a particular movement nor take advantage of these to promote our message. However these movements and communities have definitely inspired us.
We always believed in the importance of setting our egos aside. When someone thinks that their interests are above the one of others, there is where the problem arises.
This is why we choose “n(o)ne” (no one) as the name of our collective, that is completely anonymous and involves different artists of several fields.
Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?
In a couple of weeks we will ask our supporters to film themselves with their faces covered on their instagram stories, using the hashtag #weareallone in order to try an raise awareness towards this message of unity and cooperation.
We are then planning to pick the best one and put them together to create the official video of the track.
How was the recording and writing process?
Due to the lockdown, most of the track was produced in an home studio. Since we are freelancer music producers and sound engineers we managed to get access into a music studio to finalise the track, passing all the instruments through analogue gears.
How do you go on balancing all your different creative endeavors into one?
All the creative minds within our collective take inspiration for their work from shared concepts. The message we want to spread is the guideline of all our artistic works.
How has The XX and The Chemical Brothers influenced your writing?
Both of them are a great inspirations in the sound design process. The Chemical Brothers are also an influence for the lyrics. They use very simple phrases repeated over and over during their songs. In “Prelude” the same four phrases are repeated like a mantra or a prayer throughout the whole track in order to make the message more simple and effective.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
The project has been carefully planned ahead, we have several tracks ready for the next releases. All the 7 episodes of the story have at least already gone through the preproduction process.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
The first episode will be released between September and October. At the end of July a remix of “Prelude” will also be released.
Any plans to hit the road?
Our plan for the coming months is to appear live in a few circumstances, but it will not be a classic music gig. We are working toward creating events that involves all the different artistic minds within the collective, so that everyone gets a chance to showcase their art.
What else is happening next in n(o)ne’ world?
We will open our online store in the next few days where we will sell all the artworks created by the collective. We are also working towards the creation of a virtual space to showcase our art. It is almost ready and will be opened to the public at the same time as the first episode of our story.