EDM artist ALWZ SNNY is back with a brand-new single, ‘Try To Drink Her Away But She’s Still On My Mind,’ featuring TyeRiffic.
With powerful live harmonica and strong synth rhythms, TyeRiffic’s vocals and SNNY’s mainstage-style festival drop keep the beat rolling throughout.
We caught up with ALWZ SNNY to learn more about how the single came about, the idea behind the music video and more.
Aditya – Hello, we’re glad to have you for this interview. How were the last couple of months for you?
ALWZ SNNY – The last couple months have been great! I learned in the past that the Winter can be a very slow time for the music industry, so I made a conscious effort to book as many shows and stay as busy as I could!
Aditya – Your latest tune ‘Try To Drink Her Away But She’s Still On My Mind’ – an absolute banger. What’s the creative process of this tune?
ALWZ SNNY – I originally made this track using a harmonica sample. But then after TyeRiffic recorded lyrics, I thought it would be a great idea to find a real harmonica player and swap out the sample with the live recording. I think that makes all the difference!
Aditya – The music video is surely a trip within itself, what was the ideation behind it?
ALWZ SNNY – I’ve always wanted to make a video using dry ice. Many people don’t know, but when you toss dry ice in water, it gives you the smoke effect. That is where that idea came from. Then we thought it would be cool having Sydney Lint make these colourful love potions and have us drink them!
Aditya – What inspired you to choose the name ALWZ SNNY for your stage name, and what does it represent to you?
ALWZ SNNY – ALWZ SNNY has always been my mindset! Being super grateful for what you have and not worrying about what you don’t. Living life through a brighter lens. The name just made sense for me!
Aditya – You have quite a sunny mask, how do you manage to have it on while playing?
ALWZ SNNY – I continuously update the mask. People from the outside can’t tell. But the mask has gone through 4 variations now! I keep finding ways to improve it! It gets VERY hot, but when the crowd energy is high, you do not even feel the heat because of adrenalin!
Aditya – Your track “Wasted” has been a huge success, with millions of streams on Spotify. How do you feel about that?
ALWZ SNNY – So Proud! I think “Wasted” is one of the songs that fans love the most! Still to this day I get messages from fans saying they know of me because of that song! Krysta Youngs is an amazing songwriter and singer and it was an honour creating that song with her!
Aditya – You have recently performed at the legendary Echostage, sharing the platform with KSHMR & Madeon, how did that go?
ALWZ SNNY – It went absolutely perfect, especially the KSHMR show! Playing at Echostage has a huge milestone for me and I can not wait to play there again!
Aditya – Who are your influences and why?
ALWZ SNNY – I love Avicii and I love W&W. I could listen to Avicii’s music all day! I am a huge fan of W&W’s mainstage sound! I have been listening to a lot of progressive & melodic house lately. Artists like Worakls and Lane 8 have really made me want to dabble in producing that type of music!
Aditya – What can fans expect from you in the future? Any upcoming projects or collaborations you can tell us about?
ALWZ SNNY – I will be down at Miami Music Week this month doing a couple appearances with my good friend GT_Ofice. Him and I have been collabing quite a bit.
Aditya – Lastly, If not a sunny mask, which other mask would you consider?
ALWZ SNNY – I have never really thought about that. I think most people would expect me to say the moon or a star, but I would have to go with a lion. I am a leo and lions have always been my favourite wild animal.