Meet the Atlanta-based alternative pop group Reptile Room! Their newest single, “Disappear” was released last month.
The three members of Reptile Room have had vast experience in the realm of music, from working on a Grammy-winning Ariana Grande album to producing music for Post Malone & Tyla Yaweh’s tour. Since the trio’s formation, Reptile Room has licensed music with Redbull, SyFy, E! and more. With a feature in Forbes, previous support from EDM artists Tiesto and Kaskade, and a fresh record deal with Vere & ADA, Reptile Room are optimistically poised to share their addictively sticky pop on their own terms, and then some.
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Learn more about Reptile Room in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! So first things first, how did you all start this band? What made you all think that you could work together? How difficult was it to come up with a band name that you all agreed on?
We have all been friends for a long time, we grew up playing in bands together, so that part was easy. It took us a little while but once we found Reptile Room we all really enjoyed it.
How are you all feeling at this point about the pandemic and the recent openings? Are things slowly getting back to normal life for you guys? Have you gotten vaccinated?
It doesn’t feel normal yet but it’s awesome seeing shows come back to life. We are really excited to get back to playing. We are all vaccinated !
Let’s talk about your newest single, “Disappear.” What was the inspiration for it? How would you say that it compares to your other music?
Disappear is about escaping some sort of reality. We’ve all been in positions where we want to break free and that song came from that idea.
When will you be releasing more new music? Will this be a continual thing throughout 2021?
We have new songs coming out until the end of the year. We have taken a few months off but we will be working on new music in the next few months.
I’d love to know more about your various experiences in the industry has influenced this group and the kind of music that you create?
We have all worked on all kinds of different projects and I think each one plays a role in inspiring how we create together. I think we have the most fun bouncing ideas off of each other and coming up with a collaboration that ties all of them together.
What has it been like licensing music with Redbull, SyFy, E! and more? How did they come together?
It’s been great, we’re really thankful to have that kind of exposure
How excited are you all about getting back out there to perform live? Do you have any future dates already scheduled yet?
We don’t have any dates yet, but we cant wait. Playing live is such a huge part of what we do so it has certainly felt like a fog without having shows.
What do you think makes for an ideal show for this band? What have been some of your favorite shows and venues?
We are working on building on our live show, adding some spectacle elements to it. We are big fans of Terminal West in Atlanta.
How do you think your hometown has influenced the sound and how you all carry yourselves in this group? If not, why do you think that is?
I think we are influenced by Atlanta but also all over. I think having experienced so many different kinds of musical situations gives us a wide range of influences.
How would you say that this group has grown as musicians over the years? How has your sound matured and developed? What has remained the same?
Our ability to collaborate has remained the same, but we have definitely found a more mature sound over the years. We feel like we’re constantly growing as songwriters and producers.
Where do you think you are all happiest- in the studio recording new music, on stage performing or elsewhere? With all the negativity out there today, what else in life truly makes you all happy?
I think it depends, after being in the studio for so long I know that playing will feel like fresh air. So we are looking forward to that – but outside of music making, I think we are all trying to find calm and peace. Its nice to just be around the ones you love, to try new things .. we’re just enjoying the ride.
With all the different social media platforms out there, how do you balance it all? How do you think that social media has impacted this band? How often are you all on your different sites interacting with fans? How have you been able to utilize them through the years? Which of you handles them mostly?
Its definitely a huge part. We try to stay up on it as much as we can without being non stop. We all have different jobs with it and try to make sure its being used in the right way. Its great to be able to talk to fans and reach people in places that would normally be difficult to connect with.
What musicians have really been inspiring you all since you first started making music? Who would you all love to work with in the future?
We each get inspired pretty easily, so that makes our music happen easily. There have been so many artists over the years its hard to name a few.
What do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope people continue to take away from your songs?
We hope that it takes them to a place that brings joy. That feeling of finding your way.