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SMOKE SEASON

LA-based indie duo, Smoke Season, talk about capturing all the nuances of their songs in the studio.

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THE SMOKE SEASON SIGNATURE

Jason Rosen’s early musical inspiration came from listening to the harmonies of The Beatles’ Don’t Let Me Down, while Gabrielle Wortman trained as a classical pianist. They both studied film scoring at college, which explains the fully immersive experience they create in their live performances and studio recordings.

Smoke Season describe their latest single Wolves as a “love song about a super toxic relationship.”

“We intentionally wanted to make the verses restrained – like all the passive aggressive things that happen when there’s a lot of tension in a relationship. And the choruses are the arguments. Then at the end it’s just like the explosion!”

It’s super important for us that listeners hear as close to the studio mix as possible because all the details are what give it its signature.

Smoke Season

SINGLE LAUNCH SHOW
& INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER

MQA followers got a glimpse of ‘a day in the life’ of the band on tour, all shot using the Essential phone.

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