Introducing: Memory Drawers – Memory Drawers + 3 Qs

In my submission inbox, it’s not uncommon to receive just a single from an album, so I always need to double-check if the song doesn’t have an album attached. That’s how I stumbled upon this album, which was introduced to me with a single called “Lovingly”. However, I found that the entire album is worth sharing with you.

The album is a delightful blend of indie pop and jangle pop, sprinkled with noise pop, lo-fi rock, and electronic music. Each track takes a slightly different turn, creating a rich and varied sound palette that I’ve been thoroughly enjoying for the past few months. While the album tries to capture one distinctive sound, it also explores what can be done with it. Memory Drawers did a fantastic job with it.

The album has a retro feel that evokes a sense of nostalgia, yet it still feels fresh and exciting. To get the full experience, I recommend starting with the first track and listening through it as it was intended. From start to finish, it’s a joyful listening ride that’s perfect for your daily routine, where only good music is allowed. It’s one of the most interesting albums I’ve discovered recently, and I’m sure it will become one of your favorites too.

I reached out to the band and asked our 3 Qs and received this explanation and answers:

We compiled them by answering question 1 as a band and question 2 with Kevin relaying the band’s answers in his voice. Question 3 was best answered by Paula. Here they are:

What inspired you to start making music and what keeps you making music?

Memory Drawers: Before making music, we all just enjoyed it a lot. Paula started relating to songs from pop-punk bands that she would hear on MTV back in 04’-05’. Andrea, on the other hand, enjoyed singing from as far as she could remember, while also taking piano lessons as a kid. Kevin would spend weekend evenings staying up late to watch old music videos, taking down notes of bands to check out later on.

We all took slightly different paths, but they all seemed to be natural progressions towards making music.
On the other hand, we very much share the same sentiments when asked what keeps us making music! The idea of being able to express ourselves and translate our experiences in this way while being able to do it with friends and musicians we look up to, inspires us to keep on creating.

What was the most challenging thing in your music (artistic) path?

Kevin: While we enjoy the idea of making music, I think we can all agree that it is a pretty scary thing to put it out there. There’s always a fear that things aren’t ‘ready’ yet; Paula, for example, mentions feeling restless when a song feels incomplete – a sentiment I share.

I think we all treat our music in an intimate, reflective manner. To create work that is so personal, only to let it out there knowing that it might take its own new form as it’s put under a microscope is something I had to come to terms with before every release. As Andrea says, “As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become less inclined to share my creative pursuits because it makes me feel vulnerable. I’m always a bit surprised
and grateful when people appreciate anything I make.”

What would you dream to do if anything was possible?

Paula puts it best: To be vessels of goodness and understanding, wherever I am, and in
everything that I do.

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