Hush Hush Biz this month had the exclusive opportunity to ask Aussie country rock band Hurricane Fall some questions. This fantastic band has entered the music scene with a bang, having released there debut album ‘Ain’t Leaving’ earlier this year. Big things are coming for Hurricane Fall, and make sure to get your tickets early to see them live in 2021!
Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th August 2021 – Gympie Music Muster, QLD
Friday 1st – Saturday 2nd October 2021 – Deni Ute Muster, NSW
Tuesday 23rd – Tuesday 30th November 2021 – Rock The Boat
What is your favourite part about music making?
Hurricane Fall is known for high energy live performance, so definitely playing live would have to be our favourite part! We have fallen in love with the recording process due to extended time off the stage.
Who inspires you to keep making music?
We are inspired by our fans and family, and the satisfaction that comes from creating a killer song.
How did it feel to be nominated for the golden Guitar Award?
We were ecstatic when we heard the news. We have been working hard for many years, so to be nominated for the Best Duo or Group is awesome! It is great to be recognised by your peers and to be amongst some truly talented musicians.
What does an ideal recording/studio day look like?
An ideal day for Hurricane fall is a late start and no time restraints! We love having the time to let the creativity flow, that is when the magic happens.
What is the song ‘Aftertaste’ about?
The song was written from the lyrical standpoint of losing someone you immensely care for and finding it impossible to ever shake those feelings. More-so, it’s about the deep emotions and memories that come back up when you hear a specific song on the radio; a song that you and your loved one had a very personal connection with. The song you hear on the radio pulls at your heart-strings as it’s an instant association and summary of ‘what you had’ and it rips you apart. ‘Aftertaste’, regretfully ended up becoming a true story for Ben. The message of the song is from a very personal and emotional place.
The song came about through a writing session with Pepper (Hurricane Fall) and Ben and Zac (Crawford Brothers). There was a pre-existing hook line that Zac had written, which we thought was a perfect starting point. We sat around in the kitchen with two guitars, a cheap Casio keyboard and started mumbling all sorts of things, ha! Quite quickly, we locked in a verse melody which then took us straight to the pre-chorus and then on to the hook. The overall bare bones of the tune (honestly) came together super fast! It seemed to just write itself, melodically. We came up with a rough outline of the lyrics that first day, then Ben went into hide-out and touched up a few things before we did our first demo session of the song with Jesse’s vocal added to the mix. It was a songwriter’s dream, to be honest.
Are you all close to each other and involved in each other’s lives?
As we spend so much time together, its impossible not to! We argue, we fight, but we also have an awesome time together and the bond we have is nothing short of amazing and the brotherly bond is one that is not easily broken.
Is it true that teamwork makes the dream work?
For the most past yes, but its also the ability to step back when someone has a vision and letting them take the reins!
What has been your career highlight so far?
Our tour of Canada was huge for the band. It was awesome being able to spread our music across another continent! But selling out our debut album concert was probably up there, packed house singing all our songs, doesn’t get much better than that!
Is there a favourite music genre you like to perform, or do you like to mix it up?
Country music is our first love for sure. We do have such a love of all music genres, you could hear anything in a Hurricane Fall set.
Has COVID-19 changed plans for you much this year?
COVID-19 destroyed our main source of income for the last year. But we are not alone in that department and we are still alive, so we consider ourselves lucky!
What does the year 2021 hold for you?
We have a stack of new music to release and, all being well, shows to perform. We are looking forward to performing the new music to packed out venues!