Artist Interview: “Rocks” by Silent Disco

Q: I love how “Rocks” has elements of pop, rock, and electronic pop, making them all flow together flawlessly to make this unique, genre-fusing track. What was your favorite part of making “Rocks”?

Silent Disco: Producing and recording the post-chorus was a ton of fun as a whole. We really loved the way the guitar and the synth were able to line up perfectly giving us a nostalgic, 80s dance-pop/rock vibe. 

Q: From the lyrics, I think this track is a love song; what inspired you to write “Rocks”?

Silent Disco: (Addison, singer-lyricist/songwriter of Rocks) I was dating a girl at the time who was fascinated with crystals, and as a band, we thought it would be a cool idea to write about it because it can be relatable to people who also carry the same interest. It was a new concept of writing a love song because you don’t hear a ton of people talk about that type of spirituality, so having that unique topic come up was cool to run with and execute. 


Q: Who would you most like to collaborate with, if it could be anyone in the world?

Silent Disco: There’s definitely a ton, but some top ones would be Kevin Parker (Tame Impala), Jack Antonoff, George Daniel (The 1975), The Band CAMINO, The Police


Q: “Rocks” is so unbelievably catchy and intoxicating! What was your creative process in creating this track?

Silent Disco: We started out as an acoustic “duo” (Blaine on Guitar, Addison singing) working out melodies and lyrics and really the foundation of the song. We then came together as a band to work on drums, synths, bass, and getting the rest of the pieces together. We finished off by recording vocals and layering them. 


Q: Was there a pivotal moment in your life when you decided to follow your path as a musician?

Silent Disco: (Blaine) – When I joined the School of Rock franchise. (Ryan) – When I started playing with Blaine in middle school. (Addison) – I found songwriting and music as a way to cope with mental health. (James) – When I joined the School of Rock franchise it made me want to play again and follow it as a passion. (Zander) – When I was 9-10 years old, I played in Senior homes and I liked seeing how happy people became because of my music


Q: I love your voice; it’s so fun and easy to listen to. Who are your biggest influences?

Silent Disco: Alec Benjamin, Jason Mraz, Bleachers


Q: What is coming next for you?

Silent Disco: Would You Even Want To… 


Q: What would you like to tell your supporters out there?

Silent Disco: We appreciate you guys, we’ve got more stuff on the way.

Interviewed by Melissa Cusano





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