ONE:FIFTY – XTC [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Dark, Rich, Atmospheric

Your music has an experimental tone. Should music as a form of art always challenge the listener?

In our opinion music doesn’t always have to challenge the listener. Often the exchange between a song and the listener can be purely a momentary pleasure. In terms of long lasting, impactful music that truly connects with its audience and keeps its cultural relevance over time, the answer would be, yes. In that case the art should challenge the listeners in some way. Evoque an emotion or incourage to stop and think for an instance. What music incorporates those attributes for each individual listener, who are we to say?

What is the story behind your name?

The idea behind it is that our names respectively begin with a “C” for Calvin and an “L” for Lawrence. In old roman numbers C and L stand for 100 and 50, you add those up and you get 150. Thats where ONE:FIFTY came from.

Favourite album of the past year?

Wasn’t released in 2020/21 but Mac Millers “Swimming” has been on heavy rotation ever since its release in 2018. Probably still the album that gets the most plays from us. There is something new to discover every time you listen.

Your also have very cool dark vibe. Tell us a song with an atmosphere, you wish you had composed yourself.

The atmosphere of “On My Shoulders” by Sabrina Claudio is something we would have loved to have come up with ourselves. Amazing song.

Favorite music related film?

Probably “Whiplash”.

You’d give up making music for…

Insane question to even think about.

Thank you!


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