Röportajımı yapmama aracı olan sevgili Dawn Odins’e ve bu isteğimi geri çevirmeyen Local Natives’in solisti Taylor’a 😉 teşekkür ederim!
1) What’s your songwriting process like, do you start with the melody, do you start with the track? How do you write songs?
A song usually starts with one of us having a chords and a melody. That may be very complete, or could just be a spark, but its usually the soul of the song that is then built around. We have a very collaborative writing process, so by the end this little bit has been prodded and molded in tons of different directions and becomes something that only the four of us could have made as a group, and not as one person.
2) Tell us a bit about the making of “Hummingbird”, what do you use for inspiration when making an album?
Our own personal lives. Hummingbird is a very direct and personal record for us, and almost every song has to do with where we’ve been and what we’ve gone through over the last two years. It has an expansive range because the last couple years have been sort of insanely bi-polar between really incredible times, and unexpected, super difficult things to go through.
3) What do you think about SXSW ? (5 minute set-up, no sound check etc) And how was your concert in Austin?
SXSW has a special place in our hearts as a band since it was a very influential place for us to get noticed in both 2009 and 2010. We played nine shows in three days both of those years, and they were probably the two most draining weeks of my life, but it turned so many new people onto our music, like this man we met who books a festival in Norway and then next thing I know we playing Oya fest in Oslo. Our live set up has quite a bit more going on now then it did then, and so the no sound check five minute set up is a little harder to do. We had a lot of fun, but I’m pretty sure that was the last time we’ll ever play it.
4) Would you say your location (LA) has been an advantage to your success?
Absolutely. Living in LA is incredible. The culture of neighborhoods like silverlake and mt. washington are very creative and encouraging, and its just always a beautiful, relaxed place to live and work.
5)Who’s your favorite band of all time?
Radiohead are the best living band in the world I believe. I’ve been fortunate to see over a hundred really incredible bands play live over festval seasons and tours, but I believe they are the best.