I am ending the day...
by speaking with Missyou and what the story is behind their new single, Timid & Timbuktu. The E.P., YourBody, is out soon so I ask what themes inspired that; how they all found one another and the sort of music that influences them.
The guys pick albums that mean a lot to them and recommend some rising artists; how they spend time away from music and what they want to achieve next year – they each pick a song to end the interview on.
Hi, guys. How are you? How has your week been?
Long, but alive. Hope yours was productive.
For those new to your music; can you introduce yourselves, please?
We are Missyou: Blaise – vocals, Pete – bass; Vin – drums and Omer – guitar.
Timid & Timbuktu is your new single. Can you reveal the story behind it?
The title was inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s short story of a similar name. It’s about time and all the torments it can create.
It is from the upcoming E.P., YourBody. What sort of themes inspired the E.P.?
Life, death; love, sex; intimacy and betrayal. And obsession.
How did Missyou get together? When did you start playing together?
We all knew each other from other projects. We came together three years ago and started this with the intent of common ideas.
Do you share similar tastes? Who are you inspired by?
Yes, very much so. The 1975, The NBHD; Lund, LANY; Nin, Elliott Smith and Brand New.
Is New York an inspiring and vibrant place to record music in? Do you draw a lot of guidance from the sounds and scents of the streets?
What do you hope to achieve by the end of 2018?
To put out the E.P. Prep another E.P. Make more videos.
Do you already have plans for 2019?
Have you got a favourite memory from your time in music so far – the one that sticks in the mind?
Hopefully, still to come.
Which one album means the most to each of you would you say (and why)?
I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning by Bright Eyes
Because the lyrics made me want to write.
Synchronicity by The Police
Because it changed everything for me.
Purple by Stone Temple Pilots
Because that song made me want to play.
The Devil and God by Brand New
Because it created atmosphere I had not heard before.
If you could support any musician alive today, and choose your own rider, what would that entail?
What advice would you give to new artists coming through?
Be yourself; be true.
Do you have tour dates coming up? Where can we catch you play?
Not as of yet.
IN THIS PHOTO: Chase Atlantic
Do you get much time to chill away from music? How do you unwind?
Edit, make films; create, cook.
Finally, and for being good sports; you can each choose a song and I’ll play it here (not any of your music - I will do that).
Love It If We Made It – The 1975
Free – 6LACK
Glitter & Gold – Barns Courtney
Sleeping on the Blacktop – Colter Wall