Duo SACRE have just shared their new alternative music video for their song ‘03:00 AM MONSTER GAME’, and it is made up of the ingredients of nightmares, with its oddball visuals. The brains behind SACRE is music producer Hawaii and musician Sukil. Their sound fluctuates from the psychedelic flow of modern indie-pop acts like Tame Impala, and Jungle, to the more electronic & avant-garde approach of SebastiAn as well as the timeless charm of Rodriguez and The Beach Boys.
We talk to the dynamic duo about what is to come, like their forthcoming album: LOVE REVOLUTION below!
The music video for ‘03:00AM MONSTER GAME’ is filled with striking visuals and romantic lyrics. What was your favourite part of the filming for this music video?
The very end, when the hand holds the rose. We think the image of a fragile flower burning in the flames is exactly the idea of this piece: telling a consuming passion.
Looking back, what were some of your earliest entries into music appreciation? And music production?
Sukil: I entered the conservatory at six years old to study piano and classical music. But I really felt a connexion with music later, when I understood what and who I was playing.
Hawaii: My first encounter with music was the Star Wars soundtrack. After that, I started to play and listen carefully to each piece of music. I was a child but I was already trying to isolate the different elements of a mix … I think we can say that it was my first steps in production!
What are some of your key musical influences?
Hawaii: Movie soundtracks, classical, minimal, pop, and electro.
Sukil: Classical music, psychedelic rock, techno, soul, and electronic music.
If you could paint a picture of your unique sound, what would it look like?
Hawaii: Something colourful, from blue to yellow like the Sagrada Familia, with a lot of tropical nature.
Sukil: It could be like « The Coronation of Napoleon » of Jacques-Louis David but with a panther instead of the emperor.
Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting music together?
Yes, there are! For this album, we wrote a whole story before composing the songs. We wanted each track to reflect a character, most of the time inspired by mythology. And because we both compose the songs, it really helped us to be in the same state of mind at every moment. It was like entering another dimension where all our ideas were going in the same direction.
What gets your creative juices flowing?
Sukil: Creating is like breathing. I need it every day otherwise I become irritable.
As an artist, it becomes apparent that there is a huge difference between the art and the business. Is there anything about the music scene that you would personally change?
We are independent so we’re not only in creativity but also in business affairs. And every day it’s the same way. Fortunately, we are passionate people and we try to inject love into each of our working relationships, which puts business slightly in the background. As far as we are concerned we are fine like that!
Tell us about the chemistry you have with your fans on stage.
In the next interview? Our next gig is in London, the 9th of April 2021
What is the most memorable response you have had to your music?
Sukil: While releasing the first singles of the album this year, we received a message from an English guy saying that he listened to our music every day and that it helped him to pass through the trials of this year. At this very moment, I realized that our music could cure, something so huge that I would have never dare for our music.
Hawaii: A few months ago, my best friend living in L.A sent me a video of his neighbours having an outdoor party with « 10:00PM FIRE IRAE » loud in the speakers. It burned my brain.
What would you like to achieve with your music? What does success look like to you?
Sukil: The success is already there when we put the best of ourselves on each song we write. By experimenting with new things, by questioning ourselves, we try to be as creative as possible to advance the music…
Hawaii: Success looks like a place where you spend more time creating and less time to manage things you don’t care that much.
What’s on your current playlist?
‘Neu Roses’ (Transgressor’s song)
‘Vem Me Satisfazer’ – MC Ingryd, DJ Henrique
‘Navajo’ – Masego
‘Chouchin’ – Meitei
‘Iron Man’ – Rema
Your upcoming album – which harnesses music, photography and storytelling all in one cohesive project – will soon be officially released. What impression are you hoping to leave with your fans, once they’ve experienced the full album in its complete form?
We would like people to escape reality for a moment and experience something else, elsewhere during the album. That’s why we built this album as a continuity, with no space between songs. This is also why we created a lot of details around the songs with the narration and the photos.
Breakdown the news for us: what can we expect from you in the near future?
We are working on 3 music videos that we will release in the next weeks (as soon as we finish them in fact), we are also preparing live sessions and starting to work around the stage for next year!
Famous last words?
“Live free, don’t join” – Solo: A Star Wars Story – Ron Howard