London born band Flyte release a psychedelic video to accompany “Please Eloise” – the perfect track to finish off the summer, exclusively with Wonderland.
Flyte return with another addictive song. The four-piece band consisting of Will Taylor (vocals, lead guitar), Nick Hill (vocals, bass), Sam Berridge (vocals, keyboard, guitar) and Jon Supran (vocals, drums) have had a busy summer playing at festivals and you can catch them for a one-off gig at the Sebright Arms in London later this month.
“Please Eloise” is the kind of track you want to play on repeat – it has a catchy melody and those retro vibes that we at Wonderland just want more of at the moment. The video matches their sound and takes us around the world and outer space with hypnotic images of waterfalls and sunsets that manage to distract our minds from the looming colder months. Hidden behind the playful beat are meaningful lyrics, a product of frontman Will Taylor’s songwriting. The raw and authentic sound of the track is reflected in the bands recording process which they discuss with us below.
What’s the meaning behind your new song “Please Eloise”?
It’s about pop culture and body image. It’s a message of love to our friends.
Can you tell us anything about your creative process when producing the track?
We record everything completely live to 8 track tape. Leaving production out of the equation means we aren’t distracted by the endless possibilities available to us when working on computers. It allowed us to play to our strengths – the writing, arranging, performing side of things. It’s become a really liberating process, we used to hate recording – we love it now!
We love the artwork and video for “Please Eloise”. What was the concept behind it?
We leave the artwork to our brilliant friend Nina Baxter, she works with paper and scissors and she has a really distinct style. We didn’t want to labour the sentiment of the song too much, didn’t want to get too preachy, so we just said do your thing. We love the mysterious Eloise running away towards the waterfall. It looks like somewhere a million miles away from the setting of the song. It looks like freedom.
Have you performed it live yet?
We have! We’ve been playing it all through the festival season and it’s been really cathartic jumping about and shouting it out across the crowds.
As a band, who are your musical/stylistic inspirations?
For lyrics it’s really inspiring just walking around the city, spending time at the poetry library on the southbank going to the cinema lots. For songwriting its Beatles, Paul Simon, David Bowie – all the obvious choices. For groove we look to Talking Heads, Devo, Orange Juice bands like that.