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Asila [Interview]

Who inspired you to make music?

My mother listening to bands like Queen and The Beatles and my brother listening to bands like
Megadeth and Amorphis.

What is your creative process like? Do you start with lyrics? Instruments? Concept?

It varies. Previously Richard used to write a lot of music and create demos. Hana would then write
lyrics and melody to the demo. We’d present the demo to the band and Adrian and Taryn would then
add their personality to it and shape it to the sound of the band. Lately Hana has been starting the
songs either via lyrics or whole musical ideas and the band has been shaping the sound around that.
In our upcoming single, Hot Blooded Woman, Hana actually just had the lyrics and vocal melody and
Richard wrote the music around that melody

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What do you feel is the best song you have released/written and why?

We usually feel our latest song is our best song and right now that’s definitely Hot Blooded Woman!
It’s just a really good song, it’s really catchy, it’s got a strong and meaningful message and the
production came out really well!

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Music is a journey. No one actually ever told me that, but that’s what I’d tell myself if I could go back
in time.

If you could be any kind of cookie, what would it be and why? (Most important question)

It’s a delicate question which requires a delicate answer. I was going to define, what to me, the perfect
cookie is, but is it even necessary for a cookie to be perfect? Does a perfect cookie even exist? Or does
the perfect cookie only exist in that moment when you want the cookie? I digress. The cookie I would
want to be, is the cookie that makes you stop chewing for a second. It gives you that moment pure
bliss, stupefaction and sadness. Sadness because you know you’ll never have this moment with this
cookie again. I want to be the cookie that stays with you for a while. The taste, the smell, the memory.
And further down in your life, I want you to go back to that cookie to experience, though to a lesser
extent, the joy that cookie brought you. I want to be the cookie you tell your friends about. The cookie
you tell your significant other to wait for. The cookie that makes you feel alive.

How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?

Both good and bad. It’s great because musicians are now easily capable of creating and releasing
music. There has never been more music out there. But in a way, it has also devalued music and
lowered the benchmark of what a musician should be capable of. Everyone can make music, everyone
can be a musician. But not everyone actually understands music. And maybe people don’t care
anymore and maybe it doesn’t even matter.

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If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

Tough to say. I don’t think I know enough about the industry to know what to change.

What is the most useless talent you have?

I’m really good at writing responses and deleting them because I think they’re irrelevant.

When you’re done with music, what do you want people to think when they talk about you and your work?

So basically when I’m dead? I think I’ll be making music even if there is no one to listen to it. It’s just a
part of me. But I hope people will speak of how our music made them feel. Hopefully it will be able to
take them back to the time when they heard it and make them remember something. Kinda like a
perfume that takes you back to when you met someone.

What is your most recent project/upcoming project?

Our latest single Hot Blooded Woman is coming out on February 26th! It’s a powerful song about
women empowerment, it’s full of energy and fire! We hope it lights a fire in your heart to push you
towards your goals!

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By Sarah Carswell

After spending 5 years studying language and writing, Sarah spends most of her time thinking critically about popular works of fiction, and after a lifetime love of music they have made themselves a place where they can analyze music and interview musicians. To learn about their struggle with learning to read and write please check out the About page. You can send a message to Sarah by going to the contact page and sending an email with your feedback and suggestions for new content.

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