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GET TO KNOW : Morning Trips
After establishing themselves with a string of bold and explosive cuts these last few months, US outfit Morning Trips are back on the grind once again as they drop their latest anthem 'Assault'.
Channelling a rich and thunderous direction from start to finish, 'Assault' makes for a fun and captivating return for the group. Filled with killer hooks, blistering pace, and a brilliantly catchy chorus, things are certainly looking bright for these emerging up-and-comers.
So with the new single doing the rounds, we sat down with them to find out more about their origins and what has been inspiring them most lately.
What was the first instrument you learned to play?
The first formal instrument I picked up was the Bass Guitar. I loved singing but wasn’t very good at it in my youth. Mark Hoppus from blink-182 made me wanna pick up Bass, because the songs were easy to pick up and taught me the basics.
What was the first album you remember owning?
My father bought me Van Halen’s Greatest Hits back when I was like, gosh 6-7. The first record I ever bought with my own money was “Welcome to the Black Parade” by My Chemical Romance and that changed my life forever.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
Oh yeah, I’ve been playing in bands for half my life, the first band I started was when I was in 8th grade, and we played together until about my Junior Year of High School. We were called “Forget the First” and we really loved the MySpace Era Post-Hardcore and Pop Punk music. We still have some music out on YouTube haha.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
Hmm that is really tough. I guess if I had to pick one, I’d say “Faceshopping” by SOPHIE. Because it slams sooooo hard and I think SOPHIE's discography has and will continue to inspire the sounds of tomorrow.
What has been the most thrilling moment about creating your own music?
I’d say the whole process is just one big thrill - from writing, recording, producing, etc. Hearing a simple 8-track beat that you made in a bedroom, even if no one else is going to hear that version of what you’re creating is really exciting. It’s like the birth of a new child. Getting excited over ideas in their earliest forms and turning them into full finished songs and still being excited along the steps each way is really important to me.
And what about the most frustrating part?
The most frustrating part is sort of a blessing and a curse. Having high expectations of yourself and being a perfectionist about everything, always listening to your music from a critical lens, that can be tough to step back from.
Always feeling like some on the table when the song is finished is tough too, but I think it is all a part of the process - the lessons you learn from completion can be really satisfying, rewarding, and make the next songs even better.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
I would love to open for The 1975. They are super inspirational to our music and a big reason why I wanted to make music off of a laptop. Or Radiohead, because they're arguably the GOAT'S to me.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Not in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Hahahah. Should have at least 2-3 records out by then too. We are planning our first collection of EP's for late 2021 early 2022 - and a full length by the end of 2022.
Morning Trips' new single 'Assault' is available to stream now. Check out the new video for it below.