By Nicholas Jason Lopez
Dreamy pop/dance/disco-rock trio WET SUNSET recently dropped their latest EP ‘Deep Blue Swimming Pool.’
The EP has so far been supported by the single “Apricale,” for which the band accompanied with a lively music video that can only be be described as a blend of Google searches, psychedelia and miscellaneous digital imagery.
The Music Bugle had the chance to talk with member Jim about ‘Deep Blue Swimming Pool’ and more.
Music Bugle – How did you decide the band name?
Jim – Wet Sunset evokes a contrast. We wanted to juxtapose two contradictory terms and still keep it simple by choosing very catchy, easily understandable words. Being a Franco Swedish band, we wanted something both hot and shiny versus something bluish and northerly.
Music Bugle – What excites you the most about your type of music?
Jim – Electronic music – or music in general for that matter – is all about creating climates and moods, so I’d say spending hours finding the right sound setting. It’s a very geeky process.
Music Bugle – What was it like making your EP ‘Deep Blue Swimming Pool’?
Jim – It was both a weird and a funny process since all these songs were written on acoustic guitar to begin with, so we spent a lot of days and nights in the studio, readapting and reshaping the songs, trying to find the best match in terms of sound and textures.
Music Bugle – How have you been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?
Jim – None of us has been contaminated – fortunately – but I have to admit that it’s a super tough period. The music business – concerts, etc., is at a total standstill. Super sad and frustrating. A bit worried about what the future has in store.
Music Bugle – Have you been making any new music recently?
Jim – Yes, a lot. That’s the only positive effect of the Covid. Leaves us plenty of time to make music. Wink, wink.
Music Bugle – How would you define the year 2020?
Jim – Mostly irrelevant and chaotic, but also introspective, in a good sense. Have had a lot of time to ponder.
Music Bugle – What has been your biggest challenge lately?
Jim – Respecting the lockdown rules, being obedient and disciplined. Not always an easy task.
Music Bugle – Where do you go when you feel the need to escape?
Jim – To the movies or go climb a mountain – not possible right now, though, because of lockdown.
Music Bugle – What’s a quote that motivates you to keep doing what you do?
Jim – “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.”
Music Bugle – What’s something you wish happened more in today’s music industry?
Jim – More solidarity and mutual aid between bands and musicians, less competition.