“..Some people will feel motivated, some depressed, some nostalgic. But as long as you know how to feel something, our music
is for you.” ~ The Neighbourhood
is for you.” ~ The Neighbourhood
As I rolled over to check my email Saturday morning, I was jolted awake from my drunken stupor as I read the responses to my interview questions from The Neighbourhood; I felt the passion, and as Jesse gracefully wrote the words that every true music fan wants to hear, I knew my love for the SoCal indie group had just grown exponentially.
The Neighbourhood has been on a whirlwind, media rollercoaster ride these past few months; They gained an incredible amount of attention for their second single, “Sweater Weather”, followed by their debut EP, I’m Sorry. Their cool style, and SoCal vibe are reflected in the indie pop music which has a healthy dose of melancholy sweetness; The lyrics reflect everyone’s inner doubts about relationships, the struggle to understand swirling feelings, and the ability to accept life’s truths…
The 5 piece band is being touted as the best, new indie pop group of 2012, and after one listen you will understand why. Fresh Musikk had the chance to interview The Neighbourhood and explore their creative inspirations, their plans for new music and tours, and who has the best chance of marrying Jennifer Aniston. Read on and be inspired…
Fresh Musikk Interview with The Neighbourhood
I don’t think anyone could necessarily expect things to take off as fast as they did for us, but we definitely knew we had something special right away. The reaction from the people just solidified it and made it real.
I write all my lyrics based off of whatever is floating around in my head. Everything is pretty spontaneous and organically just comes out. The cool part about my lyrics, and our music as a band is that we always have the same type of vision for where a song should go, musically & visually. We work with a couple of our closest friends to make the vidoes and they always have the same mindset as the rest of us. The vision is always clear and cohesive between all of us.
The fact that people are responding at all is a gorgeous thing. But the fact that it is so much positive feedback is the coolest thing ever. We just want people to take it for what it is.. good songs that make you feel a certain way. Some people will feel motivated, some depressed, some nostalgic. But as long as you know how to feel something, our music is for you.
Nailed it right on the head. Also, a lot of merchandise. That is really gonna build this movement. That is a major next step.
Hmm.. I guess we’ll find out right? Haha all I can say is that we are going to continue to write the songs the same way we have been writing them. It’s up to you to decide whether you think we ‘went somewhere else’ or I suppose.
Black, White, Rad, Hustle, Substance.
The Beatles, duh?
Shit, probably Mikey. He’s america’s sweetheart himself haha.
Dude this is a cool question haha! Hmm… One song? I don’t think it’s been written yet (but we’re working on it). As for celebrity sidekick (and i hope you’re not referring to the out dated t-mobile phone) I would have to say probably some sort of female because then we can reproduce and it’ll be less lonely. Probably Katy Perry? She’s funny and weird and cool and what not. That’d be entertaining. And one object, an iPhone for sure. or a computer with Logic on it… can i charge this object? haha shit I don’t know..
We will! Thank you for being interested-Jesse
If you weren’t a fan of The Neighbourhood before, I hope that this interview at the very least made you reconsider, and I know that their music will make you a believer.