1. How have you been?
Very well thank you- tired, but isn’t everybody? It’s been a strange with everything that’s going on, I guess it’s tiring to try and keep the industry alive. I’m sure a lot of creatives can identify with that.
2. Can you talk to us more about your release “statues”?
It’s been a long time coming I can tell you that. The writing for this song has been a lengthy process. We’re still pretty young in terms of our development as a band; and trying to write something that is cathartic to all of us is diﬃcult but still a priority. I think we achieved that here.
3. Did any event in particular inspire you to the write the song?
I seem to remember that I was away on a trip visiting friends when this song was born. The boys felt inspired and so met up and got a basic structure of the song down, I was in a nightclub and I got a call from Bradley who was very excited about what they had written. It was very contagious. He sent me a voice note of the piece and it sounded great; I got to work pretty quick on lyrics the next morning. The hangover may have helped with some of the satire and upset that I wanted to convey. After hearing the song I knew I wanted it to be retrospective, I re-vamped some lyrics I had written at the start of my previous relationship to capture some of those feelings from the start of something new, and contrasted it with my feelings from 3 years later. That’s why the chorus conveys a very excited and positive outlook; where the verses are more pessimistic and “sarcky”.
4. Any plans for a video?
Aha, yes. Me and Jack have spent the last 3 days doing an assortment of things for the video. Running at sunrise around Central London, running at sunrise around our home town, running around with and without dogs, not to mention the hugely energetic performance shots in an old, empty house. I think we got about 12 hours sleep collectively over this weekend. Jack’s sick now. I’m sat on a train back to London. The video will be dropping towards the end of October and dare I say that this is the most excited I have ever been to drop something new. I just need to sleep for the next couple of days to have the energy to give that impression. For now, just take my word for it.
5. How was the recording and writing process?
It’s always hard to feel like you’re doing a song justice in the studio. You’ve just gotta do your best and hope that it comes across in the way you want it to. We’re still working on this; it’s only our second time in a studio as a band! That’s exciting for me. I love recording. It’s a great time for me (Personally) to let go of anything holding me back, I feel like it works well we’re all just throwing handfuls of proverbial shit at the wall and we all come together to decide what works. The more shit that’s thrown the better. That’s how I see it.
6. What role does the UK play in your music
This is a perfect place for a rant of antiestablishment but i’ll leave that to Jack.
7. Does the new single mean we can expect some new material, how’s that coming along?
We’re hoping to get back in the studio very soon. We really don’t know what’s going on with the world and a lot of our lives are very unsettled right now so it’s hard to promise anything. I personally am feeling very positive not only for our future, but also the future of art in general. It’s always found a way. The state of the world right now is a perfect storm for something incredibly new and challenging. How exciting!!