“We did Time Traveller as the first single, because it features all instruments that we use with My Friend The Chimpanzee. It has guitar as well as electric bass, synth bass, synth pads, synth leads, vocoder (if you listen closely) and a string machine (again barely audible). Time Traveller therefore is something of an experiment, where we wanted to see how the different elements come together in the final mix and master.” Lukas Wieser from My Friend The Cimpanzee
“Well, our bassplayer Ein came up with these hooks on Populate the Moon. Actually for this other band he´s in, Emmerhoff and the Melancholy Babies. But we made a song out of it before they got to hear it. Piracy! The lyric is about the frustration you can feel about humankind once and a while. …Makes you wanna fly away and populate the moon.“ Per Vidar Staff – Electric High
“Paper Tigers” is a sorrowful, indie pop lament remarking on the day-to-day stressors that consume one’s energy. The song was inspired by a recurring lucid dream that Kristina Westernik-Dandridge experiences, which comes to an abrupt end by walking through an imagined door, at which point she is suddenly startled back to reality.
“The song ‘This Is Not What You Promised Us’ is actually the sequel to our previous release ‘So Alone.’ Whereas ‘So Alone’ deals with the tyrant and his downfall, our latest release tells the story from a different angle. It is a lament focused on the victims of this tyrant, on the time after the tyranny has ended and on the fact that it was ordinary people who brought the oppressor to power and made the tyranny possible in the first place.”
“If someone is listening for the first time: I just would like people to know that I try to be genuine and sincere with the music, and I truly appreciate everyone that listens. I try to be very reachable on social media, and I’m always working on new stuff. The debut album was out in June, and the second one has been done for awhile I’ve just been trying to pace myself a little bit. This project means a lot to me and it’s certainly here to stay!” Eric Maynes STW
The inspiration behind their single from the album, “Open Letter,” was to make a new, modern anthem like “Where Is My Mind” by the Pixies. The song is catchy, poppy, heavy where it’s appropriate, and familiar; while the lyrics ask people in general whether they are happy with who we have become as a human race.