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INTERVIEW: Gilligan Moss

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

p good! just been eating a salad + working on a new idea. 

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Ultraparadiso”?

Yes! it’s a song in two parts- and meant to be a postcard from a summery weed-headed daydream. The original title for the song was ‘Weed Dreams’ so we tried to capture a really dubbed out stonery club vibe in the first half of the song, and have the listener wake up to an unexpected and delightful realization at the end. Equally influenced by Jon Talabot & Paul Simon. 

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

It was the result of a writing mission that we took together in upstate New York. We wrote a bunch of ideas and cranked the speakers up to 12 and left the studio so we could listen from a distance. We can remember laying on the grass outside and listening to the bones of this track on repeat, and watching the trees sway. 

Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?

We have some footage we took that we will probably be releasing alongside an alternate version of this tune… keep your eyes peeled. 

How was the recording and writing process?

long, explorative, lighthearted + enjoyable. 

What role does NYC play in your music?

Not sure that it does so much! Idk 

Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with someone else rather than working on your own material?

We approach every song a little differently; i think when we work with other people we tend to try to generate a lot of raw ideas that we can sift through. not being too married to one idea and just trying to make a lot of them is helpful for us. 

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

if we can get Ultraparadiso to 100million streams on spotify, we’ll release some more music 😉 

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

2021 seems better than 2020, no? 

What else is happening next in Gilligan Moss’ world?

We’re just about to release a really special project for Adventure Time on Cartoon Network. It’s a 25 minute tape of original pieces + remixes made as a sort of mixtape for one of the characters, BMO. Should be out 9.12. And more music soon, actually!


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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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