Savannah and Brandon Hudson on New Single and… by Uinterview

Savannah and Brandon Hudson are siblings, talented musicians, and both members of the band The Heirs. Having recently signed with Sony Music and subsequently having released their newest single “Suburban Wonderland,” The Heirs are having a hot summer.

The Hudson siblings recently sat down with uInterview to discuss their newest single, its music video, and the inspiration behind their music.

While their song “Suburban Wonderland” may be new to listeners and fans, the song is not new to its creators, who wrote it and recorded it a long time ago.

“It was kind of the song we always had and secretively loved the most. When people would ask us about our band, we wouldn’t play any of the songs that were out, we would play that demo,” Savannah Hudson told uInterview exclusively.

“So when the label was finally like, ‘This is your song, we’re going to do a video, this will be the new single,’ we were just unbelievably stoked because we had this whole vision for it and we knew exactly what we wanted to do as soon as they said we’re shooting a music video.”

Once they were given the greenlight, they set off to achieve their vision and got all of their friends involved.

“All of our friends were in the video so it was just like one big beautiful party with all of our friends,” said Savannah.

Her brother expanded, “The party that you see was actually my birthday party and it was really fun to do something memorable like that on my birthday. We’re really happy with how it came out.”

The idea behind the video, as Brandon describes it, is “being trapped in suburbia, being trapped in normality, no matter where you are from. It’s a common representation of us as a youth feeling like we are so limited to a certain space that we exist in and, at the end of the day, you find something beautiful in that.”

And the video, stepped in a neon glow, is beautiful, indeed.

Check out “Suburban Wonderland” below.

 


Q: How did you write your latest single? -

Brandon Hudson - "'Suburban Wonderland' is actually a song that our band has been sitting on for a little bit over a year and half. It was a demo that we had originally made and forgot that we wanted to do something with it. We went through a lot of label switch overs over the past year and a half and we signed to Sony in September and, funny enough, they were like, 'That's your single!' And we were like, 'Seriously? We thought so too but nobody else agreed.'"

Savannah Hudson - "It was kind of the song we always had and secretively loved the most. When people would ask us about our band, we wouldn't play any of the songs that were out, we would play that demo. And they were like, 'What is this? Is it out yet?' And we were like, 'No, but we're hoping for it.' So when the label was finally like, 'This is your song, we're going to do a video, this will be the new single,' we were just unbelievably stoked because we had this whole vision for it and we knew exactly what we wanted to do as soon as they said we're shooting a music video. It's all been very exciting for us because we're so passionate about this new stuff."

Q: How involved were you in making the music video? -

Savannah Hudson - "We kind of came up with the concept and worked with our really good friend Kyle, who is the director. It was just a lot of fun. All of our friends were in the video so it was just like one big beautiful party with all of our friends."

Q: What's the concept for the video? -

Savannah Hudson - "The concept is basically about being an angst-y teenager in California, growing up in Los Angeles, and being trapped."

Brandon Hudson - "It's everything she said as well as, like, being trapped in suburbia, being trapped in normality, no matter where you're from. It's a common representation of us as a youth feeling like we are so limited to a certain space that we exist in and at the end of the day, you find something beautiful in that. And that is essentially, you know, it's a dramatic version of that idea. Like Savannah was saying, it was a lot of fun to shoot, we got all of our friends involved. The party that you see was actually my birthday party and it was really fun to do something memorable like that on my birthday. We're really happy with how it came out and we hope you guys think it's cool too."

Q: How do you describe your sound? -

Brandon Hudson - "We love so many different genres of music. We grew up listening to '80s new wave, electronic, pop, and indie. I feel like our sound is kind of a blend of all of that. I think we classify it as indie pop, that's kind of what industry folk say towards our genre but I think it's whatever you really want it to be. I think it's fun, I think it's cool. It reminds me of nighttime drives with somebody that you like. That's what it makes me feel like and that's how I would describe it."