We wrote our first single during a period of change in our lives; we were moving back home to Toronto from Glasgow where we had been living for a year, and entering into our final year of university without any idea about what we would be doing after. Out of this sense of anxiety and excitement came the concept for the song “Motion Sickness”, a song that is both soothing and unsettling in equal measure. After we had finished writing the song, we spent the next couple months practising and finally recording the song in our home studio in Toronto. The recording features not only our voices and guitars, but also a dense atmospheric production style using synths, strings and various forms of vocal manipulation, which help to enhance the overwhelming feeling that the song is meant to convey. The song is quite long – exactly 7 minutes – but we think of it as an opportunity to slow down and step away from the frenzy of everyday life, an attempt to perhaps alleviate the kind of motion sickness that the song is about.
I love reading stories about how songs were made. I am also enjoying this fresh band with their first new single. I hear a lot of British (Scottish) folk influence in this and I love it.
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