Hi Simon and Shridhar. Thank you so much for doing this interview with Plays.IO. How have you been doing? What have you been up to since your last single, “Flames” came out?
We’re wonderful, thank you. We’ve been in the studio writing, recording, collaborating, creating. Enjoying the sounds of summer.
What inspired “Flames”?
Flames was inspired by our fans. It’s about the inimitable spark that resides within everyone.
Which was the first song you wrote together?
Northern Lights was the first song we wrote together. It was a beautiful Autumnal afternoon in Venice, California. The sun was shining, the leaves were changing and, this sounds cheesy, we were both in happy places in our lives, so we wrote a happy song!
“Northern Lights” was featured on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 soundtrack. If you could feature any other song of yours on any other movie soundtrack (past, present or future), which one would you pick? Why?
Any Disney Animation would be a dream come true.
If you could choose any of your songs to be your personal theme song, which one would you choose and why?
Probably a song called ‘Hard to Love’, (which is still unreleased). It’s funny, because it seems like it’s about another person, but it’s really a self-portrait. It acknowledges personal flaws.
Do you know which Cider Sky song is the most beloved?
We’re so grateful that any of our songs are liked, let alone loved! We Are In Love seems to have become a favorite.
How many plays does your most popular song have?
Gosh, what a question! A few million?
To how many platforms do you upload your music?
YouTube, Soundcloud, iTunes and Beatport are the main platforms we upload to.
What do you think about the idea of an online platform that would provide the total number of plays and likes a song of yours has (regardless of how many versions exists on multiple sharing platforms uploaded by you or by someone else)?
To be able to collate all that information in one place lets us see what people like and being reactive artists, this is invaluable.
What are the plans for 2015? Is there a new EP or LP in the making?
We are constantly writing, recording and releasing. There’ll be lots of Cider Sky music coming out in 2015 along with some exciting collaborations too.