3/4 of us are originally from Vermont but we all live in Montreal now
2. How did you come up with the name How Sad?
It was a name that sort of spoke to us while trying to tackle some of the more upbeat sounds we create mixed with the darker images in the lyrics. It's sort of funny and serious at the same time.
3. How much time did you guys spend working on your EP?
It was a process mostly done in my bedroom that kind of came to form the EP. The original songs were mostly recorded in a day or two each and then we worked on them for a couple months in various settings.
4. If you could work with any musician who would it be?
Right now I really love Dave Siteks (TV on the Radio) production work, so it would be amazing to work with him one day!
5. Do you guys have a tight practice schedule?
Right now we've been practicing and playing a lot, so as much as we can while still working jobs and paying rent.
6. What's the greatest thing that has happened so far to How Sad?
Opening for Portugal. The Man at Pop Montreal was such an amazing experience, definitely at the top of the list!
7. Tell us your favourite song to work out to. We would love to feature your pick in our upcoming workout playlist!
Iggy Azalea - Work
8. What does music mean to you guys?
A reason to wake up in the morning. Pretty much everything.
9. Who's your musical influence?
Too many to name really, heavily influenced by old Bowie and T. Rex but also newer artists like Twin Shadow and tons of Montreal artists as well - Land of Talk, Sunset Rubdown, Think About Life.
10. If you could play a gig anywhere in the world where would it be?
Somewhere beautiful where we've never been before.
11. Would you stick to one genre?
Hopefully not, we'll see!
12. What's the inspiration behind the song, Indian Summer?
It was a song written about trying to find a light at the end of the tunnel even though you don't actually believe you're going to. Struggling to make sense of a bad situation by masking all your current emotions with ones that you might have once had. It is cheery sounding, so I don't mean to rain on that parade because hopefully everyone can take their own meaning from it, but it was written from a place of confusion and sadness.
13. What's the best thing about being in a band?
Playing music in front of people who enjoy it. The energy from a crowd. Seeing new places and hearing new music and meeting new people.