5.5 Questions with We Singing Colors
We Singing Colors describe themselves an alternative pop-folk band from Bucharest, with a big heart for making the music they like.
They perform with an intimate setup, (vocals, guitar, toy piano, toy xylophone and percussion), the band plays festivals to small teahouses throughout Romania and Chrisinau, Moldavia.
We Singing Colors loves playing secret gigs in weird locations (parks, rooftops, and strange streets) around town. Experiences like these helped the band gain more courage in their abilities of playing music everywhere they feel like playing.
Tell us about the first time you heard yourself on radio.
Andrei: It happened on Radio Guerrilla, about a year ago. It’s a beautiful feeling, like looking in the mirror with your ears. The songs suddenly become more powerful, because of the compression and the many people that get to hear what we have to say.
Roxana: Actually, when one of our songs first hit the radio, I did not hear it. I heard about it from my friends. And when I did finally catch it, it was pretty awesome. I knew then, that I wanted more.
As a performer, what’s been your coolest day ever?
Andrei: I think the time when we’ve played in Timisoara at the Street Delivery Festival out in the street, around 22 PM. The crowd responded really well, the air was perfect. You should check out Timisoara.
Vlad: The coolest day was when Ducu Berti, a local folk legend made a featuring in one of our songs and we were delegated to represent Romania at Eurovision, only to reach 3rd place, behind Iceland and Norway but ahead of Bulgaria. Sadly this is still a fantasy, but hope remains strong.
Who’s your musical role model and why?
Andrei: There are many, changing from one month to another, but for the last months I have to admit that Abba stroke me pretty hard, musically. I don’t if it’s the island, the vocals or the magical around everything they did, but they tend to inspire me.
Roxana: These days, I have to say Abba.
Vlad: My musical role model is David Lynch who said ” find your own voice”, so when I did, I’ve decided it wasn’t good enough and probably I should stick to drumming instead. Which I did and it’s great.
When you’re onstage, what’s different about you from the every day person?
Andrei: It’s a bit of transformation within. You have to breathe utterly into the audience, get it right, pay attention to every detail, while trying to have as much fun as possible. It’s like 2 sides of the brain, one issue: how to have pleasure while being really focused and imagine being e perfectionist when you’re up on stage.
Roxana: For sure, on stage there’s a more vulnerable Roxana and with kinda shaky legs. At the same time is the happiest Roxana you’ll ever meet.
Vlad: When on stage I’m basically the same person but probably with cleaner shoes.
What’s your ideal sandwich and what would you wash it down with?
Andrei: a lot of everything, basically, no cucumbers thou. Tons of sauces. Meat & cheese and wow, I’m so hungry.
Roxana: Toasted bread with cheese, eggs and a bit of mayonesse. Oh, and some cucumbers.
Vlad: While I stood and contemplated this question, my girlfriend brought to my attention that we have a book in the house called LES SANDWICHES. Now I look into it and find all sort of amazing recipes. Like Poulet a l’orientale or Croquettes de poisson, chips et tomates. Unfortunately, I don’t speak French well enough, but it’s ok.
Tell us 3 songs from your current playlist
Andrei: 1) A-HA – “You’ll End Up Crying” 2) Toto – Rosanna 3) Jens Lekman – A Postcard to Nina
Roxana: 1) ABBA – Waterloo 2) The Lumineers – Stubborn Love 3) Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks