You recently released a new EP this past Fall. Which track do you think is the most representative of The Bad Bees? The Canyon, the last track on the EP, does a nice job of grabbing what we are currently going for soundwise. Clear sounding but aggressive and driving. It’s a really cool track and a great closer. It pulls you in and out from chill soundscapes to pulsing rhythm sections.
You also released a music video for “BooWho”. Why was this track chosen for a music video? The song has a big catchy chorus and is the second track on the EP. It has that aggressive driving style we’re going for but its a bright and fun sounding song so we thought folks would have a better time relating with it if they are just hearing us for the first time.
How did you create the visual and concept for the video? The song talks about different emotions and we thought it would be cool to play around with bright colors to represent moods. Then we had the cool idea of each member of the band coming up with a scene or room to match their color. Then our main character would pass through each room and interact with the environment.
What are your plans for 2018? Our biggest goal to date will be the writing and preparation for our 3rd round of music. We’re planning to hit the studio this fall. We’ve intentionally given ourselves some extra time to really let this new material take shape and come alive. Big Pretty was this collection of cool songs put together, we’re planning on making this next EP concept based and gelled.
Do you have any touring in the works? Given that we’ll have so much time before our next studio session, we’re really looking to take advantage of branching out to new cities to meet new faces. We’re putting together dates now for some East coast touring over the summer.
How does the Philadelphia music scene influence your music, if it does at all? Philly is a great city, super tough and gritty but genuine and lovable. I suppose that’s how we try to carry ourselves as musicians.
"BooWho" music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da0pmwM_IPI