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NEW NOISE: H3RIZON

The Australian girl band is serving up sassy R&B sounds and neon-soaked Y2k scenes with their new cut.

H3rizon feather jackets
H3rizon feather jackets

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.

H3rizon
H3rizon studio
H3rizon
H3rizon studio

It is the second song you’ve ever written together, which is incredible! What does it mean to you?
It means everything to us. The meaning behind the song is to not take life too seriously and enjoy all the time you have. 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.

What do you want people to take away from your sound?
We want to ensure that people watch the video and can take away the true meaning behind the title. “Serious” is the complete opposite of what we intend. Do not take life too seriously and enjoy every second you have. We only have one chance to make the most in life and so we should!

Who are your inspirations?
We can definitely agree that ChloexHalle are our main inspiration. They’re so unique and their creativity is everything that we would like to represent. We’d definitely like to be authentic but ChloexHalle inspire us to stay true to ourselves when creating music. Especially the moment they reposted our cover of “Forgive Me”. This gave us a huge boost and taught us to always fight for our dreams and never give up!

What’s next for you? What are you most excited for?
We’re so excited to create more content and original music along the way. We’re very eager to release more music as soon as possible, especially during lockdown. This is the best time for our fans to engage and for us to share our creativity. But, of course, we cannot wait for the opportunity to be on stage and touring globally. That’s what we have been really training hard to get to. Being in front of thousands of people hearing our music sung back to us!

NEW NOISE: H3RIZON

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