ADLT VDEO: INTERVIEW

INTRO BY MADDEN LEVIN

INTERVIEW BY CAMI LIBERTY

 PHOTO BY ALEXA NIKOL CURRAN

PHOTO BY ALEXA NIKOL CURRAN

ADLT VDEO -- maybe an unusual name to some, but to those that know the two amazing artists that make up the duo, everything all makes sense. Reimagining pop music in its entirety, Mindy Jones and Luke Top of ADLT VDEO had their work cut out for them. Nonetheless, the talented two released their debut EP Chameleon just a few weeks ago and its been a hit! In our exclusive interview with Mindy Jones, we discuss the beginning of the duo and more!

 

How did you two first come together and start making music?

MINDY JONES: "I knew Luke was an incredible producer and happened to be needing one on a song I had an idea for. He agreed and we wrote our very first song, Alive, together in a couple of hours. And so the creation began."

 

How would you describe your music in three words?

MINDY JONES: "Perfect, the best
jk jk
Ummm...  Haunting, Eclectic, Dark Pop
dang.. that's four."  

 

You recently released your single Alive – can you tell us a little about the inspiration behind the song?

MINDY JONES: "Alive was, like I said, the first song we wrote together, but honestly, it seemed so easy. Co-writes with new people can sometimes be really intense. It's like having an entire relationship with a person you don't know, in a couple of hours... but writing this song, and writing with Luke in general, is smooth and low pressure. That's why I think it works so well. As far as the actual song goes, I think the inspiration was a bit of Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazlewood and T. Bone Burnett. I'm obsessed with spaghetti and westerns."

 

You also released your debut EP Chameleon on October 20th. Of the songs on the EP, which would you say best represents you guys as a duo?

MINDY JONES: "Awe man... That's an impossible question. Only because they're like children to us and we were in different places of our lives when we wrote each song. And who knows where our next record will take us. I can tell you this, though; this year has been an especially crazy one for me (and for everyone, I think) so, if you listen closely to the lyrics, each song tells a very specific story about my 2017."

 

If you could collaborate with anybody, who would it be and why?

MINDY JONES: "David Lynch... again
... cause, it's David Lynch ...?"

 

Is there anything that we can expect from you in the near future?

MINDY JONES: "More AV tunes! We're back to writing again now that the EP is out... can't stop, won't stop. Oh! And catch us Nov. 28th at the High Hat with SUR."

 
 

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