FLAWES on their new single
"Holding Out For The Win"
Hi there. Thank you for joining us on Deception Magazine! You recently released your new Single ‘Holding Out For The Win’. Congratulations on that! How was the creative process like with the track?
Huss: HELLO! Thank you for having us. Holding Out For The Win was quite unique creatively because we wrote, recorded & produced it all separately from our homes, which was a first for Flawes. We love how it turned out though and we learned a lot from the whole process.
Did you face any kind of challenges during the production stage of the song?
Freddie: Not really to be honest! Some songs take a lot of work to get to where they need to be but this one flowed really easily. We collaborated with the super talented Toby Scott who helped us bring the soundscape we envisaged to life.
If you could describe the track through one emotion of yours, which one might it be?
JC: As cheesy as it sounds, I think it would have to be simply ‘Love’. The song is all about that split second in a relationship when you realise: this is something special. It documents that moment of falling in love and realising there’s something to be lost. It’s a really exciting moment that i don’t think I’ve ever consciously thought about and explored before.
As we are facing this unfortunate pandemic, is there anything specific that you three are doing in order to stay creative?
JC: We couldn’t tour our album so I guess our only option was to jump straight back into the creative side of things again and to write. All three of us use Logic and we have our own little home studio setups, so we can easily pass projects between us on songs we are working on. My coping mechanism was to limit the amount of news reports I watched in a day to just one and to lock myself away in the studio for the rest of the day. It was good to have a focus, something to escape into.
You have garnered over a million Spotify streams on your tracks so far. How does it feel to know that your music is gaining such vast support everyday?
JC: Yeah it’s so crazy, we feel super fortunate (especially in the current climate) that we are able to do what we love for a living. I’m always so focused on what the next thing is and what we need to do next that I forget to enjoy myself or to appreciate those milestones. One of the songs on our debut album ‘Highlights’ called ‘Take This Slow’ is all about telling myself to slow down and was written to remind myself to try and appreciate what we’ve achieved and enjoy the moment. It’s a work in progress haha.
You also dropped an iconic music video along with the track. What was the inspiration behind the video and how was the experience like recording the music video during times like these?
Huss: Hah the video was pretty fun! We all sat down (on many zoom calls) and came up with the whole concept together. Over lockdown we had a lot of thinking time and this idea was born out of that, we have some more funny videos coming up too! The recording process was great, a little surreal being in that ‘on set’ environment again. We wanted to create a place for our fans to escape with us for a little bit and it definitely felt that way (even on set!) We didn’t want to leave!
Who do you draw your biggest musical inspirations from? If given an opportunity, what artist would you guys like to collaborate and work with in the future?
Freddie: We all have pretty different musical influences and I think having that variety adds something unique to our writing process. I grew up listening to bands like The Beatles and have taken inspiration from blues guitarists like Stevie Ray Vaughan and BB King, Huss loves hip hop and JC has a really eclectic taste! I don’t think we ever try to sound like anyone else really. Dream collaboration for me would have to be Nile Rogers! The guy is such an icon and I’d love to hear our music with his disco influence.
What’s next for you three? Any plans on upcoming projects/collaborations that you all would like to hint your fans about?
Freddie: We have more music to show the world! We’ve been busy during lockdown… haha. Also keep an eye out on our YouTube channel for some fun videos that are on their way and there may well be a feature on one of our upcoming releases (but you didn’t hear it from me!).
Lastly, is there any message that you all would like to convey to your supporters from around the world?
Huss: Just that we love you all, we hope everyone stays safe and we’ll be coming out to see everybody as soon as it’s safe to do so!