theaussieword.com special interview with BTWN US.
How and where did it all begin for you? What drew your interest to the music industry?
It all began on a nice autumn day in 2016 in a rumpus room. We had known each other from school (Daniel and Adrian are brothers) since then we decided to combine forces and start making music. The music industry was an attractive way of showcasing our talents to wide audience across the globe.
What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?
The greatness of our fans! We are so thankful for all the support they’ve given us, it means the world.
What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist?
We want people to connect with our music and for our songs to have a lasting impact. Our biggest goal is to share that connection between music and people all around the world.
What can we expect from you in the coming months? Any plans to tour?
We have a brand-new single release on Friday 29th November 2019 Ft. Rebecca Black. The song is called Take a Chance make sure you check it out!
Tell us a bit about your latest release and how would you best describe your music?
Our latest release is called Stay Afloat which has a melodic pop vibe. We collaborated with American artist Hailey Klinkhammer on the track and we are super happy with how it turned out! We like to think that our music has it’s own genre as we don’t write songs to a particular style, I would say our music have great hooks with a variety of instrumental expressions throughout all our songs.
Give us an insight into your creative process. What gets you writing songs?
It’s actually quite funny but sometimes we write some of our best songs in the weirdest of places. Toilets, showers and cars make the top of list! We work with Adla Productions which is Adrian’s production and mixing company for all of our tracks, the process always starts with a melody and then we do a quick demo over guitars and drums in the studio. We find that writing best happens at spontaneous intervals and we just embrace the process!
Success, what is the secret to it?
Be good to your mother and father and be grateful for the little things in life.
What has been your biggest career highlight so far?
We have had a few ‘pinch’ yourself moments in the past few years, one of the biggest would have to be playing on Paradise Beach in Sri Lanka and headlining Sun FM’s Slow Flow Music Festival in 2017.
Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring?
There are too many incredible artists to name but I think one we can all agree on would be Freddie Mercury.
Are there any new projects in the pipeline?
Currently we are working on releasing more new singles in the coming months with a full length album around the corner!
The music industry is huge, where do you see yourself a few years from now?
Hopefully on a worldwide stadium tour with our fans singing our songs with us.
What is your favourite and least favourite part about this line of work and why?
Our favourite part of the music industry is meeting so many new people with individual stories and being able to have a positive impact on their lives through our music.
Least favourite would be writers block!
Name a few of your favourite Australian artists.
We have great respect for all the Australian Artists out their showcasing their talent! To name a few all time favourites AC/DC, Guy Sebastian, Savage Garden, The Getaway Plan and Parkway Drive.
The shape of the music industry has changed significantly over the years, including the use of social media, how do you feel about the industry as a whole and what does it mean to you in getting your records out into the public eye?
The landscape has definitely changed with streaming being such a major part of artist releases. Social media has allowed artists to build their own identity and brand and share that viewpoint with the rest of the world. It is an exciting time to be alive.
How do you plan on cracking the international market?
Through social media and streaming platforms, we have been able to target audiences outside of Australia. This is still a work in progress, however we have faith in our music and work ethic that will assist in going worldwide!
Do you collaborate with others? Who is on your wish-list?
We have collaborated with artists such as Rebecca Black, Hailey Klinkhammer and Madysyn Rose on our last three singles. We have a hip-hop track in the pipline and would love to collaborate with Hilltop Hoods.
What advice do you give for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Everything matters! Treat your craft as you would a business. You and your music are the brand.
A message for your fans. How do you best interact and respond with your fans?
We are nothing without you! Thank you for letting us be a part of your lives!
Any last words?
Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do!
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