Artist Spotlight - Sense
Sense is an indie band that is so much more. They combine alt, electronic, and indie sounds together to make something unique. Formed by three French students, the group has one EP out to date and is about to release their second EP in October. Their sound is unique, but one we think listeners will gravitate toward, as many on Spotify have already, as they have several tracks with over 1,000,000 listens. Check out our interview with the group below!
1. How did you come to pursue music and how long have you been at it?
We all started playing music very young. One of us started playing jazz music at 5, another classical music at 6 and another one rock at 8. The three of us evolved in these three different fields until we met at 20 to start Sense.
2. Could you walk us through your process of writing music?
Each song we have done so far has a complete different story. One of us would find an idea on a specific instrument, record a specific sound or a specific rhythm - whether it be a melody on the piano or a piece of voice recorded in a memo. Then the person who found the idea would structure the song and present it to the two others. Everyone is then bringing ideas on the song to build it more and inspire it in its own way.
3. What artists have inspired you in your career?
Since we really come from three different backgrounds, we love the work from Odesza to Chopin to San Holo to Ibrahim Malouf who strongly inspire us.
4. Do you have any favorite music gear (guitars, amps, effects pedals, keyboards, etc.) that you love to use? If so, what’s the story on them?
An essential tool we always make sure to have with us all the time to catch any idea we would have is the voice memo and our MPK mini midi keyboards Akai. We then all work on Ableton with software such as Massive, Serum and Wave. For guitars, we use Telecaster, Cort, Custom 77 and Paul Reed Smith.
5. Can you describe the vibe at your live shows? Also, what do you enjoy most about a venue when you do a show?
The vibe really depends on the type of show we do. Our usual shows goes from the chill tropical style, where the audience is vibing to the melancholic sounds, to the future bass one where we make sure everyone is dancing to it. If it is an acoustic show, we try to make people travel in our environment and sing along with us.
6. What is one thing that you want the public to know about your music?
We are trying to provide an experience around all the different senses with our music, each song within the album as a specific meaning and tries to collect inspiration from all around the world. All Mine with a US band, I Like It with German singers and There Goes My Heart with Australian musicians.
7. Do you have any upcoming projects you would like fans to know about?
We will be releasing our second EP on October 19th and can't wait to share it with everyone! We will be doing shows in France and the US for the occasion.
FMI on Sense, visit the band's Facebook page.