Post-Dusk Interview - DIY Art Pop
Meet Brisbane born, London based muso Post-Dusk. After a three year hiatus, Post-Dusk returned with ‘Overgrown’, a sensuous piece of art pop drawing influence from electronica and indie. We caught up with Ruby, the legend behind Post-Dusk about her career, new single ‘Overgrown’ and the future of the project.
Futuremag Music: Hey Post-Dusk, how's life, the universe and everything?
Post-Dusk: Hey, we’ve had four days in a row of clear skies and sun in London, so we’re doin alright over here!
Futuremag Music: Could you talk us through your relationship with music over the years? How did you move into making music?
Post-Dusk: Well, some things have changed quite a lot, but a lot is still the same. I’ve done the bedroom production thing since my early teens, but since moving to London I do a lot more engineering in different studios with different artists. It’s been a great experience and definitely changed the way I approach making music now and how I'm working on the next post-dusk tracks. But the heart of it is still the same, I just imagine sounds and then make them and try to be creative with it and keep learning along the way. It's a good formula.
Futuremag Music: Can you outline the writing process for your new single 'Overgrown'? Could you explain themes within the track?
Post-Dusk: I sat on this one for a long time. I made the first drum idea and tremolo synth about 2 years ago, and ended up keeping the vocals I recorded in my bedroom in Brisbane. So this one was very DIY, there’s a lot of detail but its not perfectionistic. In the later stages, one of my favourite producers listened to it and he sent me a voice memo for a melody idea, which I ended up making the guitar part in the second verse. It’s really special to me to have that in there and then I was happy to call it a day and move on.
Writing the song itself, I wanted to capture this pacifying but bittersweet feeling. Like running through a trail that grows over behind you as you pass through it, you’re stuck here now but would you even go back if you could? I wanted it find resolution between both the freedom and the nostalgia you feel being in a new place, whatever that new place might be for the listener.
Futuremag Music: What does the future hold for the Post-Dusk project?
Post-Dusk: Well for the next few months… theres another single, theres an EP, theres a live band and theres a headline show in London for the launch. That’s probably more than I should say for now!
Futuremag Music: A funny one to wrap it up, if 'Post-Dusk' was a cocktail, what would be in it to best describe yourself and your music?
Post-Dusk: Maybe it’s an espresso martini - bit of an upper, bit of a downer, best enjoyed on a rooftop at sunset