By Vanessa B
With his debut single ‘4AM‘, HADEE. invites the listener to experience the enticing sense of beauty that prequels the inevitable pain present in even the best relationships.
“It tells you, “I’m here, but what follows may sometimes hurt.” Each of us do it for different reasons, yet the commonality we find at the end stands true for everyone: We learn more about who we really are.”
With a balanced ratio of retro vs. contemporary, the South Florida Alt-Pop/Rock artist delivers the 80s movie soundtrack you never knew you needed with this debut single, exploring the concept of throwing caution to the wind regardless of what could go wrong.
Explaining the inspiration to write a song along these lines, the artist stated, “I find that too many give in to overthinking rather than embracing spontaneity. Life presents itself as endless crossroads. Knowing when to go is what you have to decide. If you take too long, you might just miss your ride.”
When asked about influences, the emerging Boca Raton artist lists a wide range including “Billy Idol, 70s/80s Bowie eras, a touch of classic film noir, finished off with a balanced mix of modernity such as The Killers, Two Door Cinema Club, Arctic Monkeys, and Cage The Elephant to name a few.“
HADEE. also answered a few of our QuickFire Questions to go with the track. Check them out below.
“To me, regret is the one thing that can eat you alive far after you die. Any other fear is simply a mortal construct,” Could you expand a bit on this?
From my experience here so far, I’ve seen too many who exist in a life they don’t find content in. The reasons for this vary for everyone of course. However, for the variables that can be controlled, I find it a shame when they aren’t. While regret may be a basic aspect of life, bridging between the balance of recklessness and calculated risk is the key to mitigating such a feeling.
What are some of your non-musical influences?
As far as non-musical influences, I take a lot of inspiration from cinema. Specifically, classic cinema from the 40s-60s have had its hold on me for quite some time. Something about the nostalgia My favorite classic movies would include An Affair To Remember, Some Like It Hot, Roman Holiday, Dial M For Murder, and of course Casablanca.
How would you describe your personal style?
While it’s constantly evolving, my personal style sits somewhere between the 70s Punk and 70s Glam Rock. I don’t ever want to become complacent in how I style myself. When you see yourself as a vessel or blank canvas, there aren’t many limitations with what you can do.
Can you give us an insight into your creative process? Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?
I find that I mainly write during midnight hours until around dawn. Most songs I have written have been on my acoustic guitar. I suppose a “habit” I have when I write is that I have three specific drinks at the same time when I write: red wine, black coffee, and mint/honey tea. I can’t really explain why, but it just feels right to have an assortment of tastes available. For better or worse, I also find it difficult to write if I am happy. After writing the song in its skeletal structure, I then bring it to the computer to start the production/arrangement.
What do you find is the most rewarding part of what you do?
What I love most about music is the community a song can emotionally create. At the end of the day, feeling like you aren’t alone lifts a weight, metaphorically speaking. If someone finds that my song makes them feel heard or understood, then I’ve done my job.
Photos: Dmitry Zhitov