Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:15:32
Iceland's coolest new musical export's "All The Pretty Girls" has all the makings of a hit.
The Icelandic alternative outfit Kaleo emerges with a shimmering, sunny, and soaring single that's perfect for summertime. They're already massive back home with a number one album and gold plaques, but now, recently signed to Atlantic, they're going to breakout big time here in the States this year.
The group's singer JJ spoke to us about "All The Pretty Girls" and more in this exclusive interview.
There's a lot of influences and vibes within what you do. Is that an a propos assessment?
Absolutely, we really mix influences together. We take every song and try to do what's right for each one. We don't say, "We're this kind of band, and we're only going to do this kind of music." We just try embrace each song and do what fits best for that. It has to cross on to some other kind of genre.
Where do songs typically begin?
They begin from me. I usually write the songs. Then, we just explore them together and arrange them. We take them to the studio after that. Sometimes, it's fun to build them in the studio or add things.
What's the story behind "All The Pretty Girls?"
I went to this summer cabin in Iceland a couple of times in the springtime. The vibe of the song is spring or summer. It's a quiet tune. It's the most quiet we've done so far. I guess it's the kind of song you would play at 2am when you're in that sort of a mood in a summer house somewhere. It's relaxed and easygoing. That's everything the song is about. I really like how people connect differently to the lyrics so I don't want to ruin it by telling my story. I love that many of our songs and other artists allow each people to connect in their own ways. I've heard so many different meanings for some of our lyrics. That's the most enjoyable thing about it. People connect personally and have their own meanings.