ARTIST NAME: U Know Y
SONG TITLE: Relight
RELEASE DATE: January 18th, 2019
GENRE: Pop, Electro Pop
State your reason for choosing music as a career.
Well, we’re not having a music career yet. What makes us carry on with music is that we enjoy the process of creating and shaping something from the beginning to the very end. It all starts with silence and at the end, you have a master “tape” that has made its way through countless steps of musical and technical work. That’s somehow fascinating.
Tell us how you write the lyrics to your song.
We are producers in the first place, so we always start with melodies, sounds, beats and create a song based on these elements. The lyrics have to complement the overall mood of the track and need to fit in rhythmically as well.
Discuss your life outside the music world.
We’re both having our day jobs.
Discuss your music career.
We’re just starting out with the project so there still is a long way to go.
Share your press release with us.
U Know Y is a new project founded by a team of producers from Germany. Having worked as sound designers, engineers and DJs in the past they are now taking the plunge to enter the music market and find their trace in the world of modern electro and pop music.
Their new single “Relight” is meant to be a reminiscence to classic electro-pop music featuring synth sounds and samples well known from the 80s and 90s songs. Built around a catchy lead vocal, the song moves from dark and sparsely instrumented verse parts to richer and more uplifting sounding choruses, all dropping into a classic old school break-beat at the end.
Elaborate on your artist’s name.
The project needs a name – and the moment we came up with it, it sounded cool to us…
Tell us your source of inspiration.
Our approach might be quite technical – we often get inspired by the instruments in our studio creating a certain type of sound. A digital 80s bass at the beginning will involve a different sound than starting with piano chords.
Elaborate on the recording of this song.
The song was recorded in our home studio using mostly early 90s hardware synths.
Tell us your point of view on vocal tuning.
We are really not into autotune songs, but doing pitch correction with taste has just become a regular procedure in nowadays’ music production. And as our singers are thousands of kilometers away, we simply cannot ask for “just one more take” on-demand – if it’s not clear we will need to work with it anyway.
Tell us your thought on quality and quantity for the release of songs.
Too many songs out there! And now we have even started to add to this huge number…
Tell us your viewpoint on comparing a music career to a non-music career.
Non-music career is OK as well.
Tell us your opinion on categorizing music into genres and sub-genres.
Sticking to genres can help saving songs from being random. From a producer’s perspective, it sometimes can be more challenging to stay within the boundaries of your genre than just doing anything that sounds good. This can help to sharpen your idea of what your music really is about.