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Music, like most forms of art, works in movements and when we finished recording ALIVE there was a new wave resurgence spreading like wildfire around New York. Can you remember first starting this band?
How did you come up with the band name? ALOKE first started after years of us all playing in variations of this line up but we officially became Aloke in It just felt right. ALOKE means invisible which is how we all feel separately but together we become something else. They are two entirely different beasts. Two very different chapters of my life.
I think comparing them sonically would do each of them an injustice. The only similarity is the freedom we all have on stage. A rare state where we can completely let go and let the music take over. It has almost been like finding an old journal from way back and realizing you remember every moment you wrote in it as though it were yesterday.
Right now I am writing the 3rd Grouplove album, performing with ALOKE, and weeks away from becoming a father, so I am straddling three incredible chapters of my life all at the same time. I am able to be present and in a state of reflection that is unlike anything I have ever experienced. I am finding a balance between art and life that is beautiful.
How do the crowds at their shows differ for each band? To have had the luck and privilege to experience commercial success has been insanely humbling and probably makes it harder for people to believe that I still get off the same way when a show goes well regardless of the head count. What I give and how much I let go during a performance is as unpredictable as writing a hit. Is it a little like coming home, when you play New York? I would love to genuinely be an artist, and be able to afford New York, but I still — even with our band doing this well — can feel how expensive New York is.
I would never live there again. I experienced it, it was beautiful. I would love to move back to New York. How was making Big Mess?
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It was so much fun. We got to half of it in Seattle, with Phil Ek.
We did the other half in L. Also getting out of L.
A little bit, we did. We were just on a flow. We were on a tour, we moved into a house together, for Spreading Rumors QRO reviewso this album, Big Mess, was the first time — I got pregnant, so we almost had to take the time off?
It gave us the ability to really — we wrote forty songs.
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Our approach to recording, we just had all this time off. It was really fun. I was losing my breath a lot. Her vocal chords were all swollen because she was pregnant.
It was good, though. It was a lot to do. Our baby was three months old when we started living in Seattle. Honestly, for those who want to know, being pregnant, for me at least, was a huge creative catalyst. Or maybe it was just being off tour, you never know.
Was it easier, this being your third record, since it was neither your debut, nor your follow-up? I think that that is the curse that people who want to be on top, want to be a big band. This was the most relaxed album, though. I think we have more experience in the studio now, challenging ourselves, working with somebody else. It was very chill, and we were all very calm. We believed in the songs. We had more time with the songs, before going into the studio, so we were more confident, because we had been rehearsing them a lot more.
The curse of having that much time, I must say, because of how many songs we had, we had the ability to make so many different albums. So it was really in the song selection that was the hardest was.