We’re pleased to welcome the second in our series of The Breakdown features. This one feels particularly special to me, as the artists each revealed some of their most intimate feelings - including those moments that many of us are not so ready to reveal.
“Pin Pin Pin is basically my experience with mental illness expressed through music. I often feel disassociated, so I try to create songs that sound like a uncomfortable memory. Usually, I mix in elements of my hallucinations in the lyrics of every song. I was so excited when Lou from happy boy said that they wanted to do this split with me! I think we have similar production styles so smallworld.com flows so nicely. I knew when I first met Lou that I wanted to be their pal forever so I loved getting a chance to create something with them!”
“My music is sort of diary like as in, I sit down and sing about whatever I’m feeling, usually i write it on the spot. That also means sometimes it’s more literal than I want it to be, like the song henny is a really good example of that. I wrote it in my head while i was biking after I hung out with someone new. It’s embarrassingly obvious who its about but I’m trying really hard to let people know how i really feel these days, because I think its silly to hide all the love I have for the world and everyone in it. I have lots of big feelings about small things!!! So I write songs about them. kitchen! and chicago are more me reminiscing on a relationship, which I do a lot, because I feel things deeply and like to explore the feelings that were + the ones that remain. When Dee (pin pin pin) hit me up to do the split I was stoked because A. I was itching to write n release some new stuff and B. pin pin pin is really really really amazing!!! I honestly felt really honored that they wanted to be on a split with me! They’re a really inspiring person.”
- Lou from happy boy