NYC trio Couch Prints - aka Jayanna Roberts, Brandon Tong, and Jake Truax - are unveiling their latest single ‘Faces’, ahead of the release of their debut EP ‘Tell U’ on 30th October.
Speaking on the new slice of synth-pop goodness, Brandon says, “The first few years after high school were filled with this sort of warped vision of what a relationship was. I’d been on and off with this person for so many years, and though it was clear it wasn’t working, we kept up this cycle because we had both normalized the hurt we were putting on each other. ‘Faces’ is about that sort of breaking point you go through, where you accept that you’re going to do it all over and send that ‘u up?’ text or whatever it is. We recorded it with Jayanna, but the production we did was like really cheesy 80’s synth-pop, so we shelved it.”
“Ya and probably a year later, I gave the stems of the song to my friend, a sound-designer named Nate Rennick, to mess around with,” Jake continues. “We had been inspired a lot more by ambient and experimental music and we knew he’d be able to create some really interesting textured drones and basses. When he sent it back to us we were all floored. It was just incredible and so moving in the way he’d re-contextualized it. It was a huge turning point for us, as we were uncertain of the sonic direction we wanted to go after ‘Tell U’ and ‘Of Drawing’, but after hearing that song we knew exactly the type of music we wanted to make.”
Check it out now below.
‘Tell U’ Tracklisting:
1. Of Drawing
2. Tell U
3. Moto X
4. Lost Me