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Artist Interview: “Euphoria” by André Molina

Q: We really love the guitar riff in “Euphoria” — what inspired this song?

ANDRE MOLINA: Logan was playing this waltzy doowop riff in the studio that sounded very sexy and dark, exactly my style. Melody ideas came to me immediately–the verse, pre, chorus everything. I was singing the words “Euphoria” repeatedly and knew that was going to be the hook but needed to figure out how I’d get there. So that same night after the session, I wrote what my perception is of a love cycle and its similarity to a life cycle of a drug. It’s an intense rush and you always end up wanting more. It’s one of those songs that happened fast and effortlessly, I knew right away that we had a record and that it was going to be special.

Q: What did you enjoy most about making “Euphoria”?

AM: Hearing the production come to life, the collaboration between my producers, sending ideas back and forth, the sound design and cinemátics. From the demo version to the final, to experience the sound world I envisioned come to life was something else for sure. Thankful for my producers, beautifully done.

Q: Can you tell us a little about your typical creative process?

AM: Similar to putting a puzzle board together. My inspiration comes from my main producers Logan and Bruno. They’ll play a progression, on the guitar or keys. If I like what I hear I start humming melodies and record it on my voice notes. Sometimes I would accidentally say a cool lyric or concept or hum a sweet harmony and I’ll save it for when I write at home. That’s where I start putting the puzzle together. Through all the pieces I’ve accumulated in the studio, I start to fill in the blanks. Most of my lyric writing process occur outside of the studio although I’d love to change that and write more in the room together with collaborators.

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

AM: I’ve been writing my whole life whether it’s short stories, screenplays, even comic books. I used to write raps too but when I learned how to write pop songs is when I truly fell in love. It was the best way for me to express myself and my feelings. I wrote my first pop song back in 2017–felt so good. I said to myself “this is it, I don’t want to do anything else but this.”

Q: What’s coming up next for you?

AM: We’re working on a music video for “Euphoria” that’s coming out soon. Planning on doing a few shows and events. Lots more new music on the way! These will all be announced soon but I guess you heard it here first. It’s very exciting and can’t wait to share it with everyone.

Q: Before we go, who would you say your biggest influences are?

AM: I’ve always been exposed to all genres of music growing up and I’m a huge fan of music in general, so it’s a tough question. I’m easily inspired by my surroundings and what I see whether it’s music or the way I dress. But I’d say maybe Miguel. I love his writing and his sound. I’ve always been a big fan. I love his aesthetic–he’s fire.

Interviewed by Dana L. Sullivan





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