Fire In The Hamptons will soon bring their gritty dance-electro tunes to two back-to-back shows at The Viper Room in Los Angeles on December 12th and 13th. In our recent interview, A Music Blog, Yea? spoke with the group to discuss their new EP Chosen Ones, appreciation for new wave, and favourite wild albums. Enjoy!
AMBY: Hey Fire In The Hamptons, welcome to AMBY. Please introduce yourselves to our readers.
Fire In The Hamptons: Hello, we are FITH, you are readers, we love you.
AMBY: Earlier this fall, you released your new EP Chosen Ones — congrats! What was the most exciting and challenging aspect of making it come to life?
Fire In The Hamptons: Thank you. I have to say, that being a musician is an extreme challenge, because the world around us is constantly changing and rearranging itself. We decided to do a KICKSTARTER campaign to raise the money for the Record. It was one if the most stressful, thrilling, lessons I’ve learned thus far. It was a challenge for us to manage the time, money, and resources to make it all happen. We succeeded, and that’s the guts of it. To work hard, and have something positive to show for it, that’s the golden ticket.
AMBY: When it comes to the title, what inspired you to call the EP Chosen Ones?
Fire In The Hamptons: It named itself. Chosen Ones is the first song that we wrote for the EP. The essence is huge, it personifies the sound, To us it does. I picture a group of extra ordinary, mad with talent kids. Skaters, dancers, musicians, innovators, etc.. all rallying together to make something great. It can be anything as long as it comes from the heart, but make something, and make it count. Those are the Chosen Ones.
AMBY: There are a couple of songs on the EP that sound inspired by 80’s dance beats. Which influences can be found on the new release that might not be apparent to a listener?
Fire In The Hamptons: We love Tears For Fears. I think the song Tiger gives you a sense of our appreciation for New Wave. Cut with the distinct taste for future wave of course.
AMBY: I read that you wanted to “make something wild” with this release. What’s one of your favorite “wild” tracks or albums?
Fire In The Hamptons: Frank Oceans’ Channel Orange, the whole record is tastefully wild. Authentic story tellers appeal to the FITH state of mind. Wu Tangs Thirty Six Chambers is wild. I love lyricist like Ghostface, that can erratically describe to you a feeling. He’ll tell you about the color of his bubble goose jacket, and the condition of his Wallabies, shit like that, that makes you visualize the scene, and the way he does it, mixed with the music behind it, truly allows you to see into the mind of a mad man. I love that!
AMBY: What does the band do for fun when you aren’t making music?
Fire In The Hamptons: Jet skiing.
AMBY: Lastly, what’s something about Fire In The Hamptons that nobody knows yet?
Fire In The Hamptons: We’ll dance for money. We’re really good at basketball. We make up words and mainly speak in a tongue of inside jokes and acronyms #taglo, That’s A Good Look Out.
Thank you Fire In The Hamptons, for giving us your answers!
Interview by Alicia Atout |