Music: My Kite by Piqued Jacks – Austin, TX

Piqued Jacks 02Musicians like Piqued Jacks is one of the main reasons why we spend the time to do this. Before you read the interview go listen to the song. Listen and I bet you will love and start following, liking and subscribing to them right away.
Why did you select this song as your current single?
We chose “My Kite” because we care a lot about our fans, and if we can do something for them, we do it. Most of the people who’ve listened to “Just a Machine” came to us saying “man, gotta love My Kite”; that’s why we decided to make it a single.
How does this single relate to the rest of the Album, EP or Mix-tape?
“My Kite” is the quietest moment of the whole record, which results eventually in an ethereal and intense chorus. For that reason the song is the core of the EP, and functions as a bridge that connects the “hooks” of the first three songs and the more progressive-oriented style of the last two ones.
What was the writing process for the song?
E-King came up with the main line one day, and introduced the Piqued Jacks to a new instrument. Before this song, we’ve never used the piano in our music. We know it’s kinda bizarre, but at that time we didn’t know how to relate to it.
ThEd0g found his way easily, leading immediately the musical crescendo. Penguinsane stepped on his beloved delay pedal and, with a lighter in his left hand (used as a bottleneck), created a dremy atmosphere. littleladle, after many unsuccessful attempts, decided to follow the piano note by note, adding depth and energy.
What does this song’s lyric mean to you?
In a relationship you trust completely in the other person, who holds the “kite string” in his hand. But if that person suddenly slackens off, everything flies away above the ocean.
What would it be like to see you in person performing this song?
It would be like telling you a story. You can read it by yourself, but if you come to see us playing it live you’ll feel it differently. You already know what it’s going to happen, but we can make it new every-time, because every-time we play it with a different approach and so do you when you listen to it. We can establish a real connection through our energy and feelings.
Could your fans summarize who you are as an artist by this song?
Well, yes and no. Yes because, like every song we’ve ever made, “My Kite” is the result of the genuineness and passion we put in our music. No because our style is “polychromatic”, which means that we like to experiment and create many different vibes; in this case, “My Kite” is only one of our colors (which is green, if you wanna know).
Is there a video planned and or completed and if so, what was the idea behind the video?
We didn’t plan to make a video for “My Kite” because we preferred to give a visual “part” to the first and the last song of the EP, which lyrics are linked. To promote “My Kite” we decided to record an alternative/acoustic version of the song instead.
Anyway, we can’t say that we haven’t thought about that and, you know, the idea of making a new video is always thrilling..
One last question, what is your motivation behind your music?
The strong belief we have in what we do and in what we have to say. Also, as four friends doing what they love, looking back to our story will always motivate our hard work.

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