Melbourne’s electro-pop indie quintet The Hiding – Anthony Salce (vocals, guitar, synths), Ryan Di Cecco (bass), Tom Moore (drums), Stewart Winchester (guest lead vocals) and Chris Salce (keys) – unveiled the stunning video – a collaboration with masterful Italian sand artist, Fatmir Mura – for their their uplifting and catchy folk inspired, number called ‘Karma My Life’.
Hello Anthony (band’s songwriter, vocals, guitar)…First up, why did you call the band The Hiding, any interesting reason behind it?
We went into hibernation whilst crafting our new sound. When we were searching for names we wanted a name that you couldn’t tell the genre by reading it. Seeing as we were in ‘hiding’ we went with that!
Tell us everything we should know your track ‘Karma My Life’?
It’s a song about positive life experience. I felt I was in a rut…
I wasn’t where I wanted to be musically and socially. I was blaming bad luck: my rainbow ain’t got no pot of gold, walk under ladders feeling all the bad luck. It was a lyric written to express that.
Once I manifested change and set my sights on NYC, some positive things happened to me: throwing salt over the back of my shirt, she’s turning heads wearing that skirt. It was the positive karma that was coming my way. She’s my good luck charm.
What were your influences whilst writing it?
Buskers like Passenger, and a solo guitarist Maneli Jamal who ended up being my guitar teacher for a while.
And can you give us an insight on working with sand artist Fatmir Mura, for the accompanying video.
I wanted a clip that was as honest as my lyrics, not hiding behind digital effects. I contacted Fatmir, who resides in Florence, on Facebook and he loved the song, lyrics and vocals and was pleased to work with it. He is a talented man and a gentleman to work with.
Can you describe The Hiding’s ethos in 5 words?
Fun, honest, banter- stirring guys.What is your usual songwriting process?
I come up either with a riff or idea on guitar, then I separate lyrics from the music, really work on the message and delivery, and then place it in the track.
I learnt off Pat Pattison, who is a professor at The School of Berklee in Boston. I make it important to follow his teachings with metaphors andobject writing.
Are you planning any live shows and what will they be like?
Yes we have a few shows!
1. Bendigo, 29 th of April
2. Werribee, 6 th of May
3. Revolver in Melbourne is our single launch on 21 st of May
If you could collaborate with anyone (dead or alive), who would it be?
Prince or Ed Sheeran!
What do you have planned next?
Two more singles and a video clip!
By Fabrizio Belluschi ©FM
Photos by Aleksandar Jason