Electro-Pop Duo SIIGHTS and Hip-Hop artist JyellowL talk to us about their lushly poignant Blue Skies Remix, which is Out Now via LAB RECORDS.
How are you today ? What’s on your mind right now…?
SIIGHTS: Hey, we’re good thanks. This last week has been a bit of a whirlwind so we’re definitely feeling like we’re needing a day off sometime soon & wondering when we’ll get to play live again. Life is a little weird with this lockdown situ right now.
JyellowL : I’m feeling inspired, I just turned a new age so I’m reflecting on the past year and setting goals for myself to achieve before my next birthday.
Tell us everything we should know about the new track & video…
SIIGHTS: We wrote Blue Skies about loosing a friend so its very personal to us both, we decided to reach out to JyellowL & get his spin on it. We love that he really told his own story of overcoming loss & grief also, overall we wanted there to be an uplifting message throughout the song. We think we really achieved that which is nice.
JyellowL : Blue Skies is a deeply personal track, I’m sure the girls will tell you, we’ve all experienced loss and have different coping mechanisms. So The song is about coping with the loss of a loved one by acknowledging that though physical energy is finite, memories and moments shared are timeless. Hoping people internalise that and find comfort in it.
Which animal would best suit your personality?
SIIGHTS: Toni: Well I’m going to have to say a tiger, some of my friends call me that already
Mia: Its a hard one, I would say a bird – I love the idea of being free and able to fly where you like haha
JyellowL: Tough one. I could go many directions, I was born in 98 and that’s the year of the tiger in the Chinese calendar or I’m born in May and that makes me a Taurus so I could be a Bull. Both are fitting but I think I’d be a wolf because I can operate on my own or I could operate in a pack.
Who are your musical and non-musical icons?
SIIGHTS: I think for both of us artists like Fleetwood Mac & Stevie wonder / Bill Withers are definitely up there.
Non musical icons…
Mia: I think my grandad has always been one for me – he’s an amazing person & always gives great advice.
Toni: Im really inspired by any stories of people overcoming adversity to become successful or fulfilling their dreams despite difficulty or hardship. Also love seeing people sharing random acts of kindness & good vibes online, in a world where it can be very easy to feel down/ isolated or misunderstood things like that really motivate me.
JyellowL : My musical icons are Fela Kuti and Jay Z, the reason their my musical icons is because their impacts transcend music and they also exist as my non musical icons alongside my mum and Will Smith
What was the first album you purchased?
Toni: I think it was a second hand copy of Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
Mia: I think it was Stevie Wonder – Songs in the key of life
JyellowL : When I was about 5 my dad got me the Eminem show so that’s the first album I owned but the first album I purchased with my own money was 50 cent’s get rich or die tryin. Classic
Which artists are you listening to right now?
SIIGHTS: Frank Ocean, Fletcher, Kito, Ruelle & kehlani
JyellowL : I’m listening to a lot of Jay z, Jcole, Russ, Drake because these artists have huge back catalogues and you learn something different with every listen
How would you describe your fashion style?
SIIGHTS: We like to experiment mixing casual items with more formal items. Our style in general is quite low key & relaxed – We’re also really into finding one off pieces that are quite unique & pairing them with a more casual style. POLITIX in the Beverly Centre is somewhere we often find the most incredible one off pieces.
JyellowL : I’d describe it as minimalist but selectively extravagant, because for the most part I keep it simple but I’d have days where I’m feeling extra and I really show it on those days.
Are there any good films or tv series that you have seen recently?
SIIGHTS: We’ve actually just started watching Hollywood on Netflix which were really enjoying.
JyellowL : Yeah I recently watched Ozark and I thought that was really good but I haven’t really been looking to watch movies because I need the continuation (indefinitely it seems) during this quarantine
What does the rest of 2020 hold for you?
SIIGHTS: We just released our debut EP & are in the process of finishing some brand new tracks – so a lot more music. Hopefully when life returns to some kind of normal we will be back playing live & will travel a lot more. We hope to do some more interesting collaborations & write songs for some other artists too.
JyellowL : I’m really looking forward to releasing my album this year, I can’t wait for everyone to hear it and feel it. There was an album tour in the works but that’s looking like 2021 now.