What are your names?
Rachel Bobbitt and Justice Der
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bit about you.
We are a Canadian duo who met in Toronto. We like nostalgic music.
What made you go into music?
A passion for making things.
Are you signed?
You recently released your new album When This Plane Goes Down… tell us more about it.
We spent the last year and a half working on this project which was born our of some remote writing and some writing in person. Thematically it is based a lot on relationships, childhood nostalgia and where these ideas intersect.
What is the meaning behind the album?
The album is about how life tends to exist in chapters and the experience of these chapters beginning and ending.
Describe the track, ‘Beneath Our Feet (Exit Music)’ in two words.
What was the writing process like?
This track was based on a chorus and guitar hook written by Justice and then I worked on the first verse. Justice wrote the second verse and then we did a demo of the track which we worked into the final version.
What was the recording process like?
Justice did bed tracks of the song with our friend Stephen Bennett who did all of the drums on the record. The song began as just bass and drums, Justice layered guitar on top of that and then I did all of the final vocals at home by myself.
Who did you work with on the track?
Stephen Bennett (@steviekidguy) did drums on the track, Justice did the bass, guitar, production mixing, and mastering and I did the vocals. >Justice did
You also released the music video for the “Beneath Our Feet” as well, what was the video process like?
The video process was very organic and felt like hanging out with a loose concept and a ghost costume.
Who did you work with on the video?
We worked with our friend Hans (@hansmakesbeats) on the track who is a great producer and mixer but also a photographer and video maker. He helped us shoot and edit the video and fleshed out the concept with us.
Do you have any shows coming up?
Rachel and I are playing a duo show at the Burdock in Toronto on January 17th. We’re excited to share the songs off of the record in a more stripped-down way and hope to have more shows and possibly a small tour this summer with the band.
If so where will you be heading?
We will mostly be playing in and around Toronto and Eastern Canada.
What else can we expect in 2019/Early 2020?
New music and some exciting merchandise items.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any upcoming artists?
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you and who would they have to contact?
We would love to work with other artists. They can contact us directly
What instruments do you play?
I play guitar and Justice plays guitar, bass, drums, keys.
Who are your influences?
(Sandy) Alex G, Phoebe Bridgers, Frank Ocean, Leonard Cohen, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Where do you see yourself in 5 Years?
That is tough to say probably similar things.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Read, watch movies hang out with friends and walk around.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to get into the music scene?
It is hard to find one specific song to answer this question but the number of young creatives doing their own thing now was pretty inspiring to us.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Don’t take yourself too seriously/ Sometimes you can’t think you just gotta do things
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians, not about the industry and just as an artist?
Make music that feels good to you instead of curating your music for other people.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
In my case, any beach in Nova Scotia and in Justice’s a restaurant called Thien Vietnam.
You’re coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? Our houses.
2/ Who do you see first? My dog and my parents.
3/What do you eat first? A home-cooked meal.
When you are at a gig, what are the 5 things you cannot forget?
Lyrics, chords, tuner, good attitude, and Burts Bees.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yes @rachel_bobbitt and @justice_der