How does your upcoming single “Halo” differ from your last release as QU!ET?
(Juli): It’s definitely a harder and heavier song, a lot more fast paced. The last two releases we’ve done have been a little bit lighter in feel, but with this song we’re going back to more of how we were when first started the band.
You recently underwent a rebrand. How did your last branding differ from QU!ET?
(AJay): Our previous name was Michael’s last name, since he started it as a solo project before Juli and AJay came on board. After being together for two years, everything became more collaborative and we decided to change our band name to better reflect who we are as a band.
What are some of your goals with the release of “Halo”?
(Michael): We’re hoping to reach a larger audience this time and expand off of Long Island. Our music has developed a lot this year and its made us more confident in pushing harder to reach people who might like what we do.
What inspired the lyrical content of the single? Is it based around a personal experience?
(AJay): Yes, the lyrics for Halo were based on observations that I made of people who were in abusive relationships, as well as drawing from my own experiences of being in that type of relationship and how tired I was of it all. You’re with someone who you love, but they treat you like garbage, manipulating you, hurting and sabotaging you, promising that they won’t do it again and that they’ll change but it just keeps happening over and over.
What is the overall message QU!ET wishes to send to listeners through “Halo”?
(AJay): We’re hoping to show those people who are currently in an abusive relationship that they aren’t alone, that they are not the only one’s who’ve experienced it, and they don’t have to stay. At the same time, we want people who haven’t experienced anything like this to keep in mind that this is an issue, and to just stay alert and recognize when someone close to you is in need of help. There are many organizations out there that are dedicated to helping someone escape from situations like these, and we urge anyone who needs help to seek it out because everyone deserves to live a happy, and a safe life.
Will this be part of a larger body of work in the future?
(Michael): It’s hard to say at this point. Lately we’ve just been doing what feels right for the band at any given time. If we work on a record in the future, and it calls for the song to be there, it could show up, we’ll see!
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