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Interview: "Good Taste" - HOMER

Your song is catchy bop about reflecting on a break-up and self-growth. What inspired you to write this song?

HOMER: The original idea for this song really wasn’t thinking much about a break-up at all but more so what you leave with. It was really about the music you share with someone you’re with and that you still listen to after it all. That eventually led to the idea of being hurt by a relationship but still thankful for it because you found a lot of great music together. Music and relationships will always be two things that define significant parts of your life and it’s cool how those things intertwine most of the time.

According to your Spotify biography, you are an artist/producer duo, how do you two work together to create great-sounding tracks?

HOMER: I think we’d like to say over the years we’ve written and produced music we’ve developed great practices and strategies, but really it’s different every single song. We’ve played music together since we were in middle school so a lot of the time we can tell what the other will do and write.

You are both from Texas, how has that influenced the way you create music together?

HOMER: Not sure if a specific "Texan" influence comes across in our songwriting... but we definitely have both been around Texas Country for a lot of our lives, and Zach even played in several country bands at different points. And growing up together in a small town definitely shaped who we are.

HOMER has tracks starting from 2018 to now, with your latest release being Won’t Let You Go. How do you feel you have progressed together as a band since then?

HOMER: We’re both extremely different but also the exact same people we were when we started. So much life has happened since our first release: marriage, pain, moving to different cities, jobs, etc. We’ve had so many experiences that all influence how we write and what we write. Music has progressed like life; we’ve matured a whole lot.

Every artist experiences writer's block. How do you personally combat that? Is there any advice you would like to give readers?

HOMER: There’s a lot of different strategies to this struggle. Setting things down and doing something else is often what’s needed. Practicing being able to recognize when an idea has run it’s course and you need to move on. Other times maybe keep it simple, finish the song, and if it’s lame, it’s lame. Move on to the next song. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve moved on from an idea, forgotten it, and come back a year later and rediscovered the idea and finished writing it.

What are the two of you hoping to accomplish together in the future? What are your short-term and long-term goals?

HOMER: Our goal is ultimately to keep writing and producing music for as long as we can. We love writing, producing, and having songs out in the world. In the short term, this year our goal is to put out a song a month, and long term, we'd love to keep putting music out for as long as we can, as our taste and style shifts through the years.

Interviewed By Sophia E. Henry



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