Review Fix chats with The Last Element’s lead singer Jasper, who details the band’s origin, goals and creative process.
Review Fix: How did the project start?
Jasper: We started a while ago, Jan and Robert already knew eachother from previous musical endevaours, later on they found Jasper and Noah and The Last Element was formed!
For each of us it just fitted like pieces of puzzles, the sound, the style it all came together.
Review Fix: What’s your creative process like?
Jasper: The start of a song can be a piano melody or Noah writes a killer hook, or Jan has some killer loops, it’s all possible we always just take it from a certain vibe and build on that.
After that we just let it flow! But from there we really start looking at the song as a whole, what the best fit is for the melody, the vocals etc. It’s a lot of fine tuning! We really want the songs to turn out as good as they can be, sometimes that means rewriting large parts, sometimes it means we just shelve it for a year or longer and get back at it when we have inspiration again.
Review Fix: What’s your standout song? How was it written?
Jasper: For us that will always be the latest, in this case Cut It Off, we just released that 2 weeks ago. On the other hand our best performing song is Forgot About The Sun.
Both were written in a similar way, the instrumentals were produced and recorded by Jan or Noah and afterwards I wrote the vocal melodies and lyrics. Each song I write is very personal, I keep things close to be able to put in all my emotions.
Forgot about the sun is a story about how sadness can take over, how emptiness fills you and how you sink deeper and deeper. It’s about a time in my life where I learned about the highs and the lows, it’s when I realized it’s not always easy to shake off feelings. I felt like being trapped and that I forgot about the good things in life, or somehow they didn’t matter as much as they did before. However even though I felt that way, I also got through it, stronger by always reaching out to others and never forgetting the foundation of happiness, the people around me. In that way, Forgot about the sun turned into an Anthem, a song about fighting with those feelings but never giving up. Don’t forget about the love, the people, the sun.
Review Fix: What are your goals for 2021?
Jasper: We just wanna get bigger and bigger! Grow our audience, meet more people and maybe land a label! We’ve got some good support from Spotify, landing multiple editorial playlists and we hope we can land more and more in the future.
Review Fix: How do you want your music to affect people?
Jasper: Each of our songs are inspired by life, my life mostly, but honestly it’s not about me it’s about you! The people listening to it, cause I’m pretty sure each of us has had similar feelings and can relate. In that way I want people to get what I got, a reason to always aim for happiness, something to hold on to.
For me that’s writing music, being with loved ones and feeling free. Our music aims to be all of that within songs, we try to translate those feelings into music. We want to be honest and clear with people, but also be a lifeline, something to hold on to always!
Review Fix: What’s next?
Jasper: More songs, more videos, more of everything :) ! We will keep working hard to get our music out !
In that sense it would mean a lot to us if you reading this could check us out!
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