Artist Interview: “One More Night” by Percy Richter & Martina Petric

Q: Both of your voices are so beautiful! Do each of you remember what first made you want to become a musician?

Percy: In my case I always knew, from a very young age, I always knew that I liked music and that one day I wanted to be a singer, I didn’t know how it was going to happen but I knew it was what I wanted, the first time I sang in front of an audience it was big when I was 8 years old and from then on I knew that it was something that I loved.

Martina: I knew that I wanted to be a musician when I started writing songs very young and having this feeling that I wanted to do it forever and that I wouldn’t be able to stop. I remember being with my first guitar that my mom gave me, inventing melodies and “trying” to sing. It’s a beautiful feeling that I still have and makes me really happy.

Q: “One More Night” is a modern love duet! What was your favorite part in creating this track?

Percy Richter & Martina Petric: Our favorite part was creating and defining all the vocals and vocal arrangements for the song. For the first time we were able to hear our voices together, which was something we wanted to do for a long time. It took us several months to be satisfied with the result until we managed to fall in love with each part of the song.

Q: I love “One More Night” because it has nostalgic 80s love song vibes, but also has a modern feel to it! Who are both of your biggest inspirations?

Percy Richter & Martina Petric: The nostalgic vibe that the song has comes from us, it is something that has defined our music a lot, but this time we wanted to be inspired by music from 80s references, such as George Michael, Lisa Stansfield and also some textures from the 90s.

Q: Can you both walk me a little through the writing process of “One More Night”?

Percy Richter & Martina Petric: Initially the song was going to be for Percy and over time we realized that our voices made the perfect match for the style of the single, so we decided to work remotely and make our first collaboration together, we wrote the lyrics and defined the melodies and we recorded the voices in a studio in Barcelona.

Q: Did any real-life events occur in your life that inspired “One More Night”?

Percy Richter & Martina Petric: The song is not inspired by a specific event that has happened to us, but is inspired by love and how much, as artists, we value and seek to deliver, such as honesty and transparency in music. We have all felt vulnerable in love or in a relationship and we have also felt happy and free by opening ourselves to feel.

Q: What do you guys hope listeners take away from “One More Night”?

Percy Richter & Martina Petric: We hope that people can feel the positive energy and love that this song has, that they become empowered by listening to it and feel free to live their lives as they want and with whomever they want, without ties or fears, love is love.

Q: Thank you so much for talking with me! Tell everyone what’s coming next for you! Any tours or projects?

Percy Richter & Martina Petric: We definitely want to collaborate again and release a new single together soon. In addition to that each one is working on their personal project and also with the intention of continuing to release new music, we hope to have some shows scheduled within the next few months in Europe and the United Kingdom.

Interviewed by Melissa Cusano




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