An Interview With The Alternative-Electro Pop Band, THE HEIRS On Their Debut EP, “Ecliptic” And More!
Posted On 25 Nov 2015
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The Heirs recently released their debut EP, “Ecliptic” via Capitol Records. The band, featuring siblings Brandon and Savannah Hudson, recently completed a sold out tour of major markets including the Roxy in Los Angeles, Shubas in Chicago and the Studio at Webster Hall in New York. They also performed at the official opening night afterparty of Austin City Limitswith Walk The Moon at Stubb’s.
The four track EP includes the song “Alright Goodnight” which vocalist Savannah says, “It’s about people stepping out and asserting themselves.”
The band’s name can be traced “to a mutual dream where the youth are heirs of the world, inheriting everything the adults leave behind.” This vision defines the music that the band creates in Ecliptic and their forthcoming 2016 full length.
The band entered a Los Angeles studio with Justin Stanley (Beck, The Vines, Sheryl Crow) and Bram Inscore(Beck, Icona Pop) with Brandon sharing in various producing roles and with songs co-written with Savannah. The full band is rounded out with Daniel Mcmains (guitar/synth), Eric Sampson (bass/synth) and Chase Meyer (drums).
Learn more about The Heirs in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! What does a typical day look like for you lately?
A typical day for us consists of a lot of music, venturing around Los Angeles and either writing new songs or rehearsing for upcoming show. we always end our days with good vibes in our home studio though.
How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard it before?
If we were to describe our sound to someone new, we would refer to it as a neon carnival consisting of night time car rides and electricity running through the veins of the listener. Please check it out!
How did The Heirs first form? Besides Brandon and Savannah who are siblings, how did the band all meet each other? Why do you think you all work so well together?Why do you all work so well together?
We officially formed about 2 years ago, we matured as artists and musicians and began to make the music we wanted to. We feel very grateful for all of the lovely responses to it as well. I feel like we overall work well together because we all have the same end goal. We want our band to reach people and connect through the songs we sing and the lyrics we write.
Releasing our EP in August was an exhilarating feeling, we had been creating so often and hiding everything we made waiting for the right time to really share it. It was also very nerve racking because our art was released publicly for opinion after being in our laptops for so long. We hope everyone is loving it, we are working hard on whats to come.
Generally, what inspires you and your music?
We love the idea of inspiration when we’re creating, we find it daily in different people, different experiences, adolescence and especially in music. We have such a broad plate of artists we listen to, from 70s rock n roll, to 80s pop, to 90s rap, modern day alternative music and of course the goodness of pop.
Who would you love to work with in the future?
We have a list of people we’d love to collaborate with, M83, Redone and Kanye would be a dream. (Laughter)
I’m a big fan of your single “Alright Goodnight”. Where did the inspiration for it come from? How did you go about selecting to be the first song released by the group?
We’re so glad you like the song! The inspiration came from the the simplicity of not being satisfied. Once we elaborated more on it we turned it into something that could be looked at in a way that people could relate to. We felt it was the perfect thing to be released first because it showed where we stand on society and how we can be looked at as people. When you listen its a fun pop song that you can groove to but if you really sit down and look at the lyrics, its something to be said. That is one of our goals as artists, to have powerful lyrics that mean something but that you can dance over with a nice groove.
I’m sad that I missed seeing you perform here in LA. Where are your next few shows? Do you have a favorite memory from a past show?
Aww we are bummed you couldn’t make it out either. We have a lot in the horizon in this upcoming new year. Its quite mysterious but it’ll be something you won’t want to miss out on. The Roxy show was honestly one of our greatest memories as a band. We had always dreamt of creating our world and atmosphere once we had a headline show, and we were finally able to do a lot of the things that we had living in our brains for so long. The fog, neon lights, flowers spread around on stage, and a sweaty, sexy crowd. We hope to have more shows like that soon.
When do you hope to release a full-length album?
We are currently in the studio daily working on the new record. We will release it in 2016. We are already so anxious to share with everyone. But in time it will be all yours to listen to soon.
What do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope fans take away from your songs?
We hope our fans walk away with an experience after seeing us live and/or listening to our music.. We have a world of neon love and we hope you all go to it when listening. We hope you feel emotion and connect to the songs. We sing a lot about teenage hood and heart break and wanting someone and just solemnly living life. We hope that if you are experiencing the same things or have experienced it, that we can take you to a place where you can let it all go and let it all out.
Thank you! xx