Q&A with EFF

Posted by Box of Chocolates

Q: What means singing to you?

A: Singing makes me happy. It‘s as simple as that. And it always works. Sometimes it makes me sad, that I spent the first 30 yeas of my life without it. What a waste of time. But then again, I am grateful that I discovered it eventually.

Q: What is your favorite band?

A: Pearl Jam.

Q: How do you go about song-writing?

A: Most of the time, it starts with something that I want to say. Something that happened to me, something that I need to express. First, I put it into words, that‘s the easier part. Then comes the music, the chord structures, the atmosphere. That‘s when I need my ukulele and things get harder for me. And then I ususally show it to Loupoe and he adds his sound ideas, the style and everything.

Q: How would you describe your style?

A: Since we mostly start with the lyrics and then look for music that supports the words we can end up in totally different places. We choose the musical style, even the genre depending on what we would like to express. There is e.g. this one songtext about mortality that needed an ever repeating pattern to support it, so the final song has this trip hop kind of vibe. Then there is another one with a pretty angry message, so we made it a punk song. That‘s one reason why our name is BOX OF CHOCOLATES, you really never know what you‘re gonna get.