Berlin-based act ADEN X OLSON have just wowed with their first track together, “Cloud 9.” Despite having only just collaborated, this is a duo that are going places. Check out what happened when we headed Behind The Bass with them…
To kick things off, can you tell us a little about yourselves? Where in the world are you making music right now?
We are both in our early 20’s and just started making music together. Berlin is our hub at the moment, but we like travelling around and getting to know different sounds in different cities – Stockholm for example.
How did you first meet, and what made you decide to work together?
Our publisher had told us about each other before we met at the German Songwriting Awards. It took us nearly another year untill we finally sat down and made some music together. We wrote “Cloud 9” in our first session ever.
What/who/where inspires you creatively?
Musically we listen to a lot of 50’s & 60’s tunes to get us into the vibe. Because we get inspiration out of different eras, we try to implement that into our lyrics and sound.
Your debut record “Cloud 9” has just been released – what initially inspired the track?
We sat down and went with the flow. From the get go we wanted something you could dance, sit on a plain and drink coffee to.
Did you know straight away you had made something special? How have the reactions been to it so far?
Because it was such an easy and relaxing session, we didn’t really think about it too much. We only realized we had created something special when we got calls from a lot of labels telling us they wanted to work with us. The reactions haven been amazing so far and we can’t wait to share our video soon! We loved playing the song to our friends who hadn’t heard the tune yet. They would always get a huge smile when the chorus hit them.
What do you feel each other brought to the track? Was it a fun creative process?
It’s funny because it never really felt like we were in a creative process, to be honest. We had a bite to eat, started chatting away because we hadn’t seen each other for a bit. At some stage we picked up the guitar and just jammed. One hour later “Cloud 9” was recorded. We’re both pretty relaxed dudes, but we push each other.
How would you describe the single to someone who had yet to hear it?
We’d probably try and explain the song for a bit and then just play it to them to see the reaction. It makes us happy to see a face light up.
If you could choose any artist(s) to remix it, who would you pick and why?
It’d probably be Ariana Grande. Her vocals are perfection.
What are a couple of tracks you can’t live without?
Bjorn loves Blink-182 – “Miss You.” I’d probably be happy with any Justin Timberlake or Marc E bassy song.
Your most memorable experience of the year so far?
If we would just say writing “Cloud 9”, it’d kind of be a boring answer… So, our first gig this year at the German Songwriting Awards – basically one year after we first met.
What do you have planned for 2018?
We will be playing a lot of shows and releasing new music. That will all be posted on our social media!
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