Interview: Nouvelle

Wechat: OneYearInGuangzhou

I had a bit of natter with Baozi from Nouvelle recently.

They performed this weekend in 191 Space, on the tail end of their Teenage Riot mini-tour around the South of China. We spoke some about their plans for 2018 and what they thought about their well-received self-titled album of last year.

You guys had quite a good 2017, with your new album and plenty of concerts around the city. Did you expect such a good year?

我们第一张专辑我认为还有很多不足的地方,比如录音或者编曲上,不过我们正在准备第二张,应该会更好,我们最近也会发行两首单曲

Our first album I think theres a lot more to add to it, like recording or orchestrating, but we’re working on a second one, and it should be better, and we’re going to be releasing two more singles soon.

What were your expectations coming into 2017?

2017挺黑暗的,没有作品,没有干劲

2017, musically, was dark, its not working, its not exciting

我希望2018能发一张专辑吧,希望如此,我们会更加注重编曲上面的东西,对自己的要求也更加严谨了一些

I hope in 2018 we can release an album. We will pay more attention to the arrangement above the thing, also we will ask more of ourselves on this new record.

Have you started writing songs for a follow-up record (to self-titled EP Nouvelle)?

对,我们正在创作第二张专辑的歌,最近发行的两首单曲也会收录到里面

Yes, we’re working on songs for our second album, and the last two singles will be included in it.

Do you have a style of music or any influence in mind for the second album?

会更加直接一些,可能会有更多noise和Grunge的元素,内容也会比较直接

More direct, maybe more noise and Grunge elements, and the content is more direct.

How will you make the music more direct? Will that go for the vocals, guitars or the songwriting generally?

吉他可能更多的使用失真吧,更多的以riff为主,可能会去掉那些像一样的混响,也会去掉那些多余的修饰

Guitars may use more distortion, more riff-based, maybe remove the same reverb, and remove the extra touch

 

 

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