Scooped Up! - Sound In The Signals Interview

I recently had the opportunity to interview Scooped Up!. We discussed the writing and recording process for new song, “Best Days”, musical influences, how being able to create new things makes every day the best day, filming the video for the song, what fans can expect on their upcoming album, and more. Check it out below. 

You recently released your new song “Best Days”. Can you tell me about the writing and recording process for the song?

We wrote the song a few months ago and like most of our songs it just came to me quick. The melody and lyrics just wrote themselves on the idea of growing up and being nostalgic for the past. I wanted to write a song about that constant urge to relive the past but at the same time missing out on right now. Best Days is about how everyday is the best day of your life as long as your living. Also this song is more bass heavy and we wanted to do that to separate it more from the other guitar heavy songs.

What were some of your biggest sonic influences for it?

All of our music is influenced by late 90s and early 2000s pop punk and skateboarding. If the song feels like something I can skate to and can also get stuck in my head then it’s a good song as far as I’m concerned.

The song has been described as a “coming of age” for the band. What does that mean in terms of your songwriting and for your overall band?

It’s definitely a good representation of where the band is right now. We have been working on this album for a few years now and these songs are miles away from our first record in terms of songwriting and production quality. Best Days has a coming of age theme to it because of nostalgia and wanting to relive your youth. We are in our late 20s now and all everybody is doing is thinking back to the past instead of living in the now. Every day is the best day of my life because I am able to create stuff for another day.

The video for the song is really interesting. What was the video shoot like and do you have a favorite moment from it?

The video shoot was a hassle in many ways, but it was nothing we couldn't tackle. We just went around the neighborhood with a camera car following the van around for all the exterior shots. Those were some of the hardest to get. We spent a day doing performance shots inside the van making sure to get as many play throughs of the song as we can. So we knew we had everything we needed. For the next few weeks we filmed all the other shots of people (and a dog) interacting with the van as it passed by. We also filmed a whole behind the scenes video that’s up on our youtube. My favorite moment would have to be the skating scene. We ended up filming it twice because the shadows where too harsh the first day. We set up a bunch of trash on the side of the road and hid a ramp behind it. In the video it looks like he is just skating on a bunch of garbage. The scene came out exactly how I imagined it so I’m stoked on that.

You have an album on the way. What can fans expect from it and how far along in the process are you?

We have been working on this record since early 2019. All the songs are recorded. They just need to be fine tuned and mixed and mastered. We still need to name the album and create all the artwork for it. We are also in the process of shooting more videos for a few of the other songs on the record. There will be 12 songs total and every one is catchy, fast, and in your face. There are no slow songs just 100% pop punk and skate punk. We worked on this album for extra long and weened out songs that weren’t worthy and now we feel like we have a greatest hits record on our hands. Almost all the songs deserve to be singles with music videos and everything but we would exhaust ourselves doing that. We expect the album to be finished later this year.

Thanks for taking the time to answer the questions. Do you have anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks for your interest in what we do. I’d just like to add that we do everything ourselves. We are completely independent. We shoot and edit our own music videos and so far have made 12. We create all of our own artwork and promo stuff. We do our own graphic design and photography and we write our own music! We are the full creative package and there is lots more to come! Check it out.

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