While Brockhampton may be the best boyband since One Direction, H3rizon are the best girl band since Little Mix, and their new track “Serious” is making that abundantly clear. Dropping a vibrant R&B cut, the three-piece band, made up of Bernie, Taya and Gabby, offer seamless harmonies and sassy lyricism as each member looks to their own outlook on relationships, which culminates in an infectiously carefree narrative emerging. Accompanied by a set of Y2K-esque visuals in which the ladies can be seen adopting a plethora of personalities and looks under the glow of neon lights and candy-hued sets, the track is made all the more irresistible.
“The meaning behind the song is to not take life too seriously and enjoy all the time you have,” explains the band when speaking on the meaning behind their new track. “Be yourself and have fun. This is probably one of the most meaningful tracks we’ve created. Behind all the fun and laughter, it’s all about staying true to yourself and not letting life get in the way.”
Upon the release of their new track, the three-piece band sat down with Wonderland to discuss the production process that went into “Serious”, their love of ChloexHalle and what they are excited for next. Head below to read our interview with H3rizon below…
Hey guys! How are you? How has this past year been for you guys?
Hey! We’re doing great, considering the circumstances. We’re doing our best to make it all work during lockdown in Sydney due to COVID-19, but we’re strong-minded and it’s all for music – so nothing can stop us!
With everything that happened last year, was your creativity affected?
I think during this tough time, lots of artists are currently experiencing difficulty with their creativity, however, this is the best time to band together as artists and show what we’ve got. During lockdown, the majority are at home, so what better time to create music and explore our artistry than now when everyone is able to watch behind the scenes. It’s no surprise that being creative is tough whilst everyone is home and we cannot get out there to perform and interact, but we can still engage our fans into content and share our talent amongst others.
How did you guys meet? What sparked the interest?
We all met through mutual gigs. We each had individual performances and during our free time, we would spend time together jamming and having the best time! After spending lots of time together, we decided it would be great to band together and form a girl group!
And you’re all from Australia, do you think this had an impact on your sound or inspirations?
We definitely think being Australian gives us the opportunity to show our authenticity in Western cultured music, although our ethnicities are a significant part of what makes H3rizon. Being Filipino and Mauritian, we want to represent the multi-cultural aspect of the music industry. Our original music gives us the chance to explore different elements of our backgrounds which has a huge impact on our sound overall.
And now you’ve just dropped your new single “Serious”, talk us through the production process and inspiration?
Well, we all played big roles in the production and inspiration of the song. It all started when Gabby had a sample from school that she recorded with a few friends and showed Bernie and Tay. We all really enjoyed the sample and showed our producer, Phil. He decided to use that sample in our song which is what you hear at the start of the song – the conversation and sound. Bernie also played a huge part in co-producing “Serious” with Phil. We all had a chance to write our parts individually and spent lots of time together to complete the track. We also spent plenty of time with the inspiration of the “Serious” video. We each had various presentations and treatments that were taken into consideration for the video. We think it’s so important to have the artist’s opinion involved in the process of creating the music video. Without that, the artist does not truly embed their thoughts and ideas into the video and overall that doesn’t show their true artistry.