We did an interview with the artist over a cup of coffee about this latest release, here’s what they had to say!
Tell us about your track
‘Killer Times’ comes from a place of existential dread — reflective of time wasted in folly, inability to keep up with the world as it turns and the journey of self-acceptance brought about by these double-edged experiences.
Tell us your inspiration behind this track
‘Killer Times’ was written at a time in my life that felt like the apocalypse. This track combined a whole set of double-edged experiences all in one space. It went from being an anarcho-punk song to a southern gothic song about murdering a lover to an upbeat track about existential crisis. The razor sharp wit and satirical writing of Ray Davies (The Kinks) has been a massive source of inspiration. I’ve also had fun experimenting in the final chorus of ‘Killer Times’ which sees a whole bunch of disturbing yet amusing sounds, from a baby crying to the car alarms going off, it’s chaos at its finest and channels my existential dread perfectly.
How long did it take to record the track album EP ?
I started working on the track around April and received the final mix by September end. The music video was shot in a span of two days and was edited and ready by October end. All in all, that’s seven months of bringing an idea to life.
What is the meaning behind the lyrics?
‘Killer Times’ is one track that taps into all corners of my life and has over time, evolved with me. It took the entirety of 2021 to develop and by New Year’s Eve, I could finally introspect the kind of times I’ve had, which is when the main hook was composed. I realised that pain is inevitable and part of the process, that sooner or later your purpose will be made clear to you. This is where the lines, “I’ve had better times, I’ve had killer times, cut through the wound and it feels just fine,” comes from. Throughout the song, I lament over a monotonous routine and question the arrival of redemption. I ponder if there could be more to life and make peace with my sorrows. This is hinted in the lines, “I’ll never see my glory days. It’s like I’m cursed for ages. Save me if it is worth the pain. Heaven knows, I might just take the blame.” Think life from the perspective of a modern-day, sort-of goofy Grim Reaper. ‘Killer Times’ is about having good times and bad times and the acceptance of it all, about having a sense of humour to life.
What brings next after this release?
The multiple facets of my existential crisis, released possibly in a 4-piece collection? Wink Wink.