Oceanlux Talks New Single “Hurt Me Harder” In Exclusive Interview! (@OceanLuxBand)
- How did you devise inspiration for your new single “Hurt Me Harder”?
Lyrically the song comes from a dark place. We wanted to offset those with something fast, playful and fun.
- What is the song about?
Overcoming an unhealthy relationship.
- How would you describe it?
When someone goes off on a tangent about something upsetting them and the cliche response is “Tell me how you really feel.” That is what “Hurt Me Harder” means to me. When you recognize that you are in an unhealthy or toxic relationship with another person my cliche response is hurt me harder.
- What was the writing and recording process like?
Writing this song is one of the rare occasions where both members of the band actually sat in the same room to write. We typically just send music back and forth to each other over text.
Daisy had a set of sad lyrics and I was trying to write a pop punk song. The two fit together so well that we couldn’t ignore how good it sounded. From writing to recording all of our elements made the final cut of the song. We just added a guitar lead that somewhat mimicked the vocal lines.
- How would you describe your sound with 3 words?
Happy sad songs.
- What made you choose this song as the single?
After pairing the sad lyrics with the fun music we wanted to ride that wave out even more and make a colorful and quick paced video. We wanted to come off as sassy and sarcastic and just over it all.
- Do you have an upcoming EP or album you’re working on?
“Hurt Me Harder” is just the first of 5 songs we are releasing this year. Those are on deck to be released over the next few months. While those release we are going back to the studio to work on our third EP this year.
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