Interview with Audrey Scott of Sick/Sea
Written by Ellen Marie Hawkins
Hailing from a small town in Texas, Sick/Sea has anything but a small sound. Audrey’s voice alone is expansive, reaching from the tips of your toes to the deepest part of your soul, but the overall band is just as explosive. This isn’t music to politely play in the background while you study or listen to while you have a few friends over unless, of course, you want your conversation to center around the songs. And this isn’t music that requires effort from the listener to understand; you fall in love immediately and effortlessly. And you don’t fall in love easily because it’s gimmicky and shallow. On the contrary. You fall in love because it’s relatable and honest and good. That, really, makes it the best kind of music.
So, if you haven’t listened yet, find out what Audrey has to say about music in general, or if you’re like me and you’ve already listened and want to know more…
Relate: First memory of music:
Audrey: I remember we had this music figurine in my home when I was a child. It was gold colored and played a music box sorta song. It had a glass dome cover like what covered the rose in Beauty and the Beast. I don’t know what happened to it but I used to wind it up all the time.
R: Name one song you wish you had written and why that particular song:
A: Imogen Heap’s Hide and Seek because it’s so vocal and brilliant. The lyrics don’t really make sense but I kinda love that.
R: Since you’re on tour now-five things you couldn’t leave home without (besides instruments):
A: Sunglasses because we kinda drive a lot, earplugs for when it’s my turn to sleep in the van AND for when we’re watching other bands play, dry shampoo for those lapses between showers, my laptop because I have band business to take care of every day, and my phone for the same reason.
R: Most difficult part of creating music?
A: I’d say it’s creating the right structure. Finding the perfect structure to make a song flow seamlessly is really difficult but fun to mess around with.
R: Most rewarding part of creating music?
A: It’s rewarding when we hear that people listen to our music over and over whether it’s a fan at a show or a blogger reviewing our CD.
R: Favorite song of yours and what inspired you to write it?
A: Right now, it’s Blinked. It’s the slowest song on Moral Compass but the climax is really fun to sing and the whole song has so much emotion. I was inspired to write it when I was missing a friend. Sometimes you can confuse missing a friendship with missing a romantic aspect that was never really there.
R: I just listened to your first EP and was really surprised by the differences between it and Moral Compass. Was that intentional or do you credit time and getting older/gaining more experience?
A: I definitely credit the change in our sound to experience. Experience with songwriting techniques, life experiences, and experience performing. It all ties in to finding our sound and so far, we’re having fun with the whole process! We like the direction we’re moving in and we’re glad our fans do too.
R: If you couldn’t write/create music for a living, what would you want to do instead?
A: I would open a coffeeshop/venue. I want to serve drinks that make people happy and provide an outlet for musicians in the community to build up their repertoire.
R: Best compliment a fan has ever given to you:
A: My favorite compliment to receive is that we have good dynamics. It’s something we want our songs to utilize as much as possible but it’s not something many people are aware of.
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