As an artist and music producer working out of an Airstream trailer, Good Spells has a unique approach to creating music that is reflected in their solo work. Mixing experimental ambient sound design with dark-pop aesthetics, it is likely that “Who We Are” showcases Good Spells’ ability to blend unconventional sounds and themes into a cohesive and captivating track. With a background in session work and ghost producing, Good Spells brings a wealth of experience and technical skill to their music, which may be evident in the production and arrangement of “Who We Are”.
Overall, “Who We Are” is an interesting and innovative single that explores unique sounds and themes, and is worth a listen for those who enjoy experimental ambient music and dark-pop aesthetics. It is worth giving the track a listen to see how Good Spells’ unique approach to music creation translates into their solo work.
Check out our interview with Good Spells here…
What inspired you to get into music?
No one thing in particular. A passion and need to be creative was and is the main driving force. An obsession with music grew early on and I’d watch MTV for hours on end…
How would you describe your music?
It’s experimental dark, or alt’, pop. I mix synths, samples, and vocal production to make for an ambient space underpinned with massive drums. I try and create a space that envelopes the listener.
What would you say is your recording and songwriting style?
My studio is a custom-made, chrome Airstream caravan… I will go in there and just lose myself in the music. I work in the software Reason and have done since they had version 1, I think, way back. I will play with the drums and get an odd groove that I like and then start layering synths and samples on top. I normally write lyrics last but sometimes, they’ll come to me earlier in the process. I can sometimes steer toward mainstream structures and so I’m always asking myself, ‘is this strange enough?’. I always aim for an element of oddness and surprise.
Where would you like to see your music career in 5 years time?
I don’t care. I used to, but not anymore. I just have to make music. It’s like breathing for me and so a career is not even on my radar.