Winnipeg based pop group Panicland recently released their new single "Wasted" and I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to chat with them about it. Check out our Q&A below:
Describe the vibe of your new single “Wasted”.
A) “Wasted” is a song that we never intended on releasing - I originally wrote/recorded the song for an ex and only for her. I recorded the whole song as fast as I could (in less than an hour) so I could send it off to her while she was still up, which is really out of character for me but I felt I needed to do it! A month later while finishing the songs we wereplanning on releasing the band and a few team members heard “Wasted” and decided that would the first single. So after re-recording the whole track we decided that the version I recorded that night had the emotion the song needed, so we that’s the version we put out - the 12am demo.
What is it like to work with so many major industry professionals?
A) The main thing I get out of working with so many different people is it speeds up the learning process. These accomplished writers and producers got to where they are by making a series of mistakes and I have the option to 1. make these mistakes myself or 2. learn from their mistakes so that I don’t have to make them. I need to always to surround myself with people who make me feel like the least-smartest person in the room.
Where do you see yourselves in the next few years?
A) I hope to be one of the hardest working bands in the music industry (and that can be recognized or unrecognized - it doesn’t matter) and not just making music but making music that is part of culture. I think the only way to make an impact is to write/record songs that are not only great songs but songs can cling onto some piece of culture. That’s what allows songs to last a long, long time!