EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Smoke Season

Smoke Season are a buzz-band from Los Angeles, they have so far received a lot of critical acclaim in their home of America for their single ‘Opaque’, and now the duo have released their brand new single ‘Good Days‘.

Here we speak exclusively to Smoke Season about their sound, touring, creation, album plans, and much more;

How did Smoke Season come about?

We were actually both in other bands when we first started casually playing music together (Jason was in Honor Society and Gabrielle was in TEMP3ST). The songwriting was so fluid and it was so easy to write together that we decided to release some material under the Smoke Season moniker and then the band was born.

You tour a lot so what’s the best and worst thing about touring together?

The best thing is that our band is pretty much a family at this point. We’re all super close and there’s zero awkwardness. The worst thing? Well, Gabrielle is usually the only female on the tour and the guy humor might get a bit tiresome for her by the end.

What would be your dream venue to perform at?

Glastonbury Festival is definitely on the list.

What is the inspiration behind your new single ‘Good Days’?

Good Days is a song about nostalgia. We wanted to capture the bittersweet feeling of remembering times that shaped you into who you are today. Those events seem to slip by as they’re happening but their importance becomes so clear in retrospect. To us, this is the definition of soul-shaping. 

When writing together where do you look to for inspiration?

Emotions. We kind of have a method acting approach to writing songs. We need to be 100% clear on the exact emotion, moment or story we’re telling from. Once that’s defined, we sort of live inside that character and let the music flow naturally.

Can fans expect an album from you soon?

We’re actually dropping a mixtape later this year so stay tuned. [we’ve] Been writing and collaborating nonstop for the past year and we can’t wait to start releasing the new stuff. 

How would you describe your music to somebody who has never listened to you?

A modern-day Eurythmics or Fleetwood Mac with electro-beats.

If you could collaborate with anyone, who would you choose?

Kendrick Lamar and Bjork would be nice. One of our new singles features Mix Master Mike and, as longtime Beastie Boys fans, that was a dream come true for us. 

What do you hope to achieve over the next ten years?

We’ve always wanted to go to outer space. But we’d probably settle for a Grammy.

Make sure you follow Smoke Season on Twitter @smokesasonband to keep up to date with all their latest music and tour news!

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