Los Angeles music duo thanks. are turning up the heat with their sizzling new single titled “Busy.” The song is a shimmering rainbow of funky textures laced with electronic pop styles effortlessly invoking a guaranteed good time. The melody of “Busy” encapsulates the playful mood of the song’s lyrics of the thrill of a chase. The experimental music duo further hones in their signature pop sound to a much more spacious, sultry sound requiring the listeners to turn up the volume and queue “Busy” on your music playlists until you can’t get enough.

We had the incredible opportunity to chat with thanks. about their intriguing band name, their music influences and the making of “Busy” among other things.

SR: What is the story behind the band’s name, thanks.?

We were always fond of the story how Radiohead adopted their name, taking it from the Talking Heads song “Radio Head”. We’ve decided a long time ago that’s how we’d come up with our name. In college, we used the name “Naked On The Beach” (we still call our studio NOTB), which was a lyric from LCD Soundsystem’s “Losing My Edge”, then we had the name Lovegun, from Kiss. And most recently, thanks. comes from the Third Eye Blind song, “Thanks A lot”. 

SR: How would you describe your music style?

We draw influence from many different genres, as many artists do today. It’s hard to put a genre to anything these days, but to describe it in a few words? Dope, fun, catchy, cool as shit, indie, vibey, poppy, with a hint of psychedelic and a touch of salt and pepper. 

SR: Your single,”Busy” features many different music styles, was it a preplanned effort to have a wide range of styles within the track?

As mentioned, we listen to a lot of different music. We don’t really like to categorize and say “lets make a country dubstep track”. It’s more like, let’s hit record and see what happens. The style ends up taking shape as we go. Its normally not so “preplanned”, we’re just trying to keep it sounding original. 

SR: What was the songwriting and recording sessions like for “Busy”?

They were fun. Organic, not forced. They’re not always like that. Sometimes you just land on a groove or melody that keeps you inspired from start to finish, and that’s what it was like with Busy. Those are the kind of sessions that we live for. 

SR: What do you want your listeners to take with them after listening to the track?

Hopefully a feeling that makes them want to listen again and again? We’re just trying to support positive vibrations, if people can feel good after listening to our music, then we’ve done our job.

SR: What advice would you give anyone who aspires to be an artist?

Don’t give up. There’s ups and downs in every career, music isn’t any different. When things are going great, it’s the best feeling in the world, and when things aren’t, it sucks. But you’ve gotta be in in it for the long haul and keep a positive outlook. And yea, don’t do drugs.. at least the bad ones.

SR: What is next for you?  

More grooves, more melodies, I might get some new shoes tomorrow, but all good things! Stay tuned!

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