The Bengaluru-based entirely duo acknowledged that the EP is a stark and brutal commentary on net tradition
Dec 05, 2022
When Hyderabad-bred singer-songwriter LAVI reached out to Mumbai-bred artist Foenix by scheme of Instagram in 2021 to congratulate him on his latest free up, the pair as we notify hit it off and exchanged song with each and each a bunch of. LAVI says, “We snappy realized how properly our kinds and visions matched.” Foenix adds, “Within a few weeks of colourful each and each a bunch of, we made a entire lot of demos.” The duo would sail on to free up their touchy debut single entitled “Spiral” in January this year. Now, LAVI & Foenix — who are each and each based entirely in Bengaluru — are out with their titillating 5-be aware debut EP No Telephones on the Dinner Desk by scheme of Export Quality Files.
In this interview with Rolling Stone India, they talk in-depth in regards to the EP, taking the project reside, future plans and more.
What changed into it that planted the seed for the pair of you to work on an EP?
LAVI: We each and each moved to Bengaluru in April 2022, definite to free up a longer project within the impending months and to center of attention entirely on song. After ‘Dye My Hair’ changed into written in December 2021, we realized that it had the capability to be a fraction of a thematic story as a replace of a one-off single. Once we moved, we ideated a bunch of tracks to sonically and lyrically fit its theme and at remaining came up with No Telephones on the Dinner Desk: a stark and brutal commentary dissecting on the present time’s net tradition. We scrapped out a entire lot of tracks earlier than lastly ending up with the 5 that tied your entire story together.
What does each and each song discuss on the file?
Foenix: Ever since I watched Once Upon a Time in Hollywood again in 2019, I changed into always inspired to free up a project that sonically had sounds of Seventies Hollywood – stress-free and retro. I wished the project to bear a story, reasonably than it being a series of singles. Snappy forward to when we started working on the EP with the identical thought in mind. LAVI’s lyrics bear always held a process of cynicism against the state of the world, and when she discovered a instructed in her cell phone notes that acknowledged, ‘I abhor the come by,’ we discovered the perfect match for the story and sound! Every song explores a bunch of aspects of getting grown up with the come by.
LAVI: Starting from ‘Home of Wires’ talking about rising up with the come by through the lens of a love story, the EP, with ‘1-800-Over-Drive,’ strikes on to explore flex-tradition and luxury life that are devoid of any exact connections in life. ‘By myself’ then makes its manner, offering a alternate of energy and acts as a breather whereas inserting the highlight on the facet of online relationship and loneliness in a hyper-connected world. The EP then introduces ‘Dye My Hair’ with its rapidly-paced drums and Eighties-inspired guitar riffs, and it aims to act as an anthem to a technology that has learnt to alter their bodily appearance with a purpose to take care of their insecurities. The be aware explores social media’s finally ends up in explicit. The ordeal lastly culminates at an peculiar crossroad and a helpless demonstrate, the set the best viable option looks to be to ‘Give up’ to the system, as there isn’t grand of a distinction that might per chance well be made anyway.
How were the periods in which you build the EP together?
Foenix: I derived heavy inspiration from traditional sounds of pop and funk. I changed into resolute to bear a cohesiveness to your entire project, to the purpose the set I’d build in compare to delve into the blending course of of a entire lot of eras of song from the Sixties your entire manner to the Nineties, and emulating it as we wrote and recorded the tracks.
What plans mark that you just might per chance bear for selling the EP?
LAVI: After deciding to free up the EP through Export Quality Files, we labored with them on a song video for ‘Dye My Hair’ that changed into shot in Mumbai and will be released alongside the EP. Our reside performances goal to raise the ride of No Telephones on the Dinner Desk in a undeniable story-telling manner. Our promotion conception basically entails pushing through social media, as we imagine that the idea that is relatable to a grand wider target audience.
The set does LAVI & Foenix sail from right here?
Foenix: Since making the EP, now we bear already explored more moderen sounds and are extraordinarily exasperated about working on them alongside selling No Telephones on the Dinner Desk and performing at gigs. We’re taking a see forward to what our future holds post the free up of this EP, and are already working on initiatives that goal to extra push boundaries for each and each ourselves and our listeners.
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