After praise from Pitchfork and Forbes, and being featured as the opening artist on Netflix’s #1 movie, The Kissing Booth 2, The Eiffels took their momentum into their Los Angeles studio to record their newest single, 'Patient.'
We had a chat with the band to find out more...
Introduce yourselves and tell us a fun fact about the band!
"Hello Lowdown! We're The Eiffels. We once drove through multiple states in a hail storm to get to our next show on time."
Where are you from and what’s your favourite thing about it? Do you feel your surroundings influence the sound?
"I grew up in San Diego, and Jade grew up in Orange County and Virginia. We live in Los Angeles. Favorite thing about Los Angeles is we can pick any day of the week to go out and see some of the best artists, or comedians in the world."
How did you guys meet each other? "I was working at a recording studio and Jade was friends with one of the regular artists. He would come by from time to time and we became friends. We'd talk about music and when I mentioned wanting to put a band together to tour he said he was in!"
Is there a story behind the band name?
"We wanted a name that sounded monumental. We had a huge list of names. It's amazing how many names are already taken. If you ever want to feel unoriginal, do a web search of a band name you think would be cool. The Eiffels hit us one day. We really liked it and it wasn't taken!"
When did you start making music as a group?
How would you describe your sound in the form of a hashtag?
Have you had any stand out moments so far?
"We've been lucky to check some moments off the bucket list. We performed on the final Van’s Warped Tour, and have opened for some amazing artists like X Ambassadors and Plain White T’s. We've had some features in movies (Netflix's Kissing Booth 2, Stars Fell on Alabama), various shows on MTV, and video games (Rock Band 4) which is always exciting. And anytime we hear our music played on the radio, it's a thrill. Shout out to Los Angeles’ KROQ and KLOS, San Diego’s 91X, and all the college stations that keep us spinning."
Musically, who do you draw your inspiration from?
"We both grew up listening to punk rock, but we have always loved it all - pop, rock, hip hop etc. I think that, along with a love of classic rock and all things 80's all find their way into the music."
You’ve just released your new track ‘Patient’! Tell us a bit about it!
"Yes! 'Patient' is the first of many tracks we'll be releasing this year. It was one of our favorites to begin with, but it especially felt like the right song to release for the moment."
Is there a specific story behind the lyrics? "I was driving all around Los Angeles one night trying to find the words to this song. It was such an uncertain time. The pandemic was just getting started and our tour was cancelled. It was difficult to find the inspiration to write something light or uplifting, so I eventually just leaned into the uncertainty. I wrote what I was feeling: 'Maybe I'll never know, maybe I'll never go, wondering if I'll show up...' After that, the lyrics just flowed because I knew what I wanted to say. As I was writing, I realized how fortunate I was to be spending this crazy time, or any time, with someone I loved. In times like these, it really helps bridge the gap to the other side. And sometimes the most joy comes from who you're sharing your time with, rather than the specifics of what."
Do you have a favourite lyric from the track?
"Maybe I'll never slow. Maybe I'll never glow."
What can we expect from you guys in 2021?
"We have new music finished and ready to release this year and we'll continue writing until it's safe to play live again. We're hoping to tour again as soon as it is!"
'Patient' is out now.
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