How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
We try to impose themes on ourselves when working on our music. We approach our projects as films almost. Our lyrics are quite narrative, so we’re always developing characters and scenarios, and it allows us to expand our point of view and explore different perspectives.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
It’s important for us to challenge ourselves, and to try and remain original when it comes to describing life. We don’t want to take the easy way out.
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
Music is a very sane and playful way for us to reveal our true colours. It’s much easier to express yourself from behind a fictitious being or character. It provides distance.
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote? The most meaningful for you?
On “À Jamais Privé de Réponses”, we think it’s “Nouveau Jour“. It’s a metaphor between gambling addiction and artist life. Like putting everything into something without knowing if it’s going to work or not. Putting yourself in a blind faith.
What inspired “Defunte Lune de Miel“?
“Defunt Lune de Miel” is about a girl who stopped believing in love and in herself and is in constant disappointment.
And “Les Fleurs“?
“Les Fleurs” is a funny question and response game, a dialogue between many characters. The man (Pierre-Luc) interprets an exterior voice, a bit like a friend was trying to shake up someone he sees drowning . The girls represent ghosts of past relationships.
Do you rememeber the day you wrote “Rex“?
5-Pierre-Luc and Julia used to be together, Eliane was in a long-term relationship, that day everyone broke up. So yes, we remember. I guess love is theme that comes up a lot for our band… speaking of being original.
What are your plans for 2018?
2018 is recording the second album.
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
- Define in one word your album “À Jamais Privé de Réponses”: Hope.
- The best show you ever played: We love playing Europe, and it’s also always really fun to play our hometowns.
- The one thing you must have in your backstage: Good wine.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: One thing the three of us have in common, is the music our parents were listening to when we were kids. 70s Prog-rock music and all the popular French albums of the day; Celine Dion, Serge Gainsbourg, Alain Souchon, Claude Dubois.
- Your favourite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: That’s tricky. Pass.
- Your best relationship advice: Good wine and clean socks.