Banana Interview: On a Musical Trip with Blond in Car

Banana Interview: On a Musical Trip with Blond in Car
24th April 2024 Elena
Banana Interview: On a Musical Trip with Blond in Car

Blending indie-pop melodies with personal narratives, Blond in Car emerges as a dynamic force in the music scene. From crafting country tunes to navigating the diverse landscape of songwriting, their journey unfolds with intriguing layers.

We’ve been lucky to have a chance to talk this indie pop duo and delve into their evolution, inspirations, and hidden talents.

Blond in Car: A Beautiful and Complete Intensity

Custom Questions

🌱 How has your music evolved since you first started as a band/singer?

I started writing songs 7 years ago in country and then moved to writing with other artists in all genres for sync placement. As I wrote more and more, in 2020 I began to have ideas for songs that were more personal and that’s why I began singing my own indie-pop songs as Blond in Car. Now I write, record and tour as Blond in Car full time.

1️⃣ Can you recall the first song you ever wrote or performed?

My first song was a country song called, “Why Oh Why.” I only started writing songs in 2017 which is not that long ago and I still love the song. It’s kind of cute, I didn’t have any sense of traditional song structure, so it almost doesn’t really have a chorus. At that time I didn’t even know what a “bridge” was.

🍃Is there a specific place or environment that inspires your songwriting the most?

I’ve lived in Los Angeles almost my whole life. I now love it but growing up I hated it and, when I went to college at UC Berkeley in northern California, I swore I would never come back. The result is a bit of a love/hate relationship. LA has definitely shaped my world view and I write songs that reflect this city and its people, for the good and the bad. LA is definitely a major inspiration to me.

😎Can you share a quirky or interesting talent or skill that your fans might not know about you?

I have a weakness for using 3 and 4 syllable words in my lyrics. On social media and live, I play Omnichord, which is an 80’s kind of toy synth with a cool but quirky sound. And I was a film producer and exec for many years before I ever wrote a song – this is my cherished second career.

Now Choose

🐧 If you were a type of [fantasy creature] you’d be….

The moody enthusiast.

❤️‍🔥 What’s your favourite [musical guilty pleasure] short answer… 

I love me some yacht rock SO MUCH, so it’s Christopher Cross.

Spicy Round

🥵Choose one question… What is the most embarrassing thing that you’ve ever done?

I did a Lady MacBeth monologue for a Shakespeare Festival as a pre-teen and had this notion that I should end it in a sort of sitting-on-one-knee pose with my arms up. I just had this in my head as how it should end. But I didn’t practice enough so when I did the final performance, I couldn’t balance and just fell over. It did not have quite the dramatic impact I had envisioned. Poor thing.

🤔Choose the last question.. Worst criticism you’ve ever received about you or your music?

People keep telling me I’m intense! And they don’t always mean it in a good way. People say, Robin, you don’t know how intense you are! They are right – I definitely don’t. I think of myself as a soft gentle creature. But now and then I will remember something bold or blunt that I said or did and realize, oh, maybe that’s what they are talking about. I have a strong will and work ethic, so maybe that’s part of it.

From the roots of country melodies to the blossoming indie-pop landscapes, Blond in Car’s musical odyssey is a testament to artistic growth and exploration. Their candid reflections on songwriting, influences, and even their quirky Omnichord prowess offer fans a deeper insight into the creative mind behind the melodies. As they continue to enchant audiences with their music, we eagerly anticipate the next chapter in Blond in Car’s journey.

Stay updated with Blond in Car’s latest releases, behind-the-scenes glimpses, and musical adventures by following them on Instagram, @blondincar and TikTok

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