Q: The first song on the album is “Orion”, it immediately sucks you in with the soul and the funk, what was the inspiration behind making “Orion?”
PEAK FUTURES: It’s really about wanting to explore outer space as a way of learning about ourselves and our place in the universe. I used sounds that NASA had created from its spacecrafts’ missions in the intro and outro to set the scene as well as a choir and string section.
Q: Tapestry was the first single off the album, what made you decide to use that as the single?
PEAK FUTURES: I felt that the energy and pace of that song was a good first statement for the group, and the hook stands out well. A lot of people have found out about us through it!
Q: Did any real-life events occur in your life that inspired “Colours Of The Sun?”
PEAK FUTURES: I think on one level everything we write is inspired by what happens to us, even if we aren’t aware of it. But my experiences of living in New York for 12 years had a huge influence on both the content and style of the album.
Q: In your own words, how would you describe the music that you typically create?
PEAK FUTURES: It definitely covers a wide range, and I’ve worked with artists from R&B to Rock. But I hope that whatever style it is, it’s soulful.
Q: Peak Futures has been labeled as a soul collective, who is part of the collective?
PEAK FUTURES: Apart from myself, Sara De Santis (keys/co-writer), Joe Bernie (vocals/cowriter) and Pauli the PSM (drums/vocals) are on a lot of the tracks. Eva Brooks and Rebecca Freckleton are lead vocals on one song each and backing vocals on others.
Q: What is your personal favorite song from the “Colours Of The Sun” and why?
PEAK FUTURES: The Tide is a standout for me as I feel like there’s a lot going on in there to discover – lots of little parts and interactions between things. And it really feels like an emotional statement in the context of the album.
Interviewed by Jaye Maverick
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