Xuitcasecity’s ‘CXTY NIGHTS’ – Exclusive Interview
Q: Can you tell us about your new EP ‘CXTY NIGHTS’?
Xuitcasecity: ‘CXTY NIGHTS’ is not so much about the sound but the feeling you receive when listening to the project. Our goal with this project was to take you back to a specific time or place for each song you hear.
Q:What can fans expect from ‘CXTY NIGHTS’?
Xuitcasecity: A seamless piece of art from start to finish. We put blood sweat and tears into this project and we think it shows in the quality and sound of each and every song. It’s got a very soothing yet energetic sound which we’re hoping engages all of our listeners.
Q: How is ‘CXTY NIGHTS’ different from your last EP ‘INDXGO’?
Xuitcasecity: ‘INDXGO’ was a bit more electronic based. When we were first starting out we had blog support from more EDM based platforms and had to somewhat tailor our music for them. Once we got our foot in the door we had the opportunity to create the exact style of music we always wanted. We have such a broad range of music we enjoy that honing in on just one sound is difficult, so we tend to fuse a few genres into one.
Q: What did you enjoy most about creating ‘CXTY NIGHTS’?
Xuitcasecity: The journey. There’s always so many decisions to be made when it comes down to the final product and choosing the correct songs to be on the project. Each and every song came together a unique way and it was a beautiful sight to see. Trying to top every new song with the last one we created was the most exciting part.
Q: What are each of your favorite songs off of the EP?
Mike Gomes: “Goodbye” would be my favorite just because it has personal meaning to it. If you listen to the lyrics it truly describes a specific situation and emotions I felt while going through it. I create my best music when I’m somewhat depressed or sad and I feel I captured the moment in this song quite well.
Cam Young: My favorite is “Die Young.” It makes me feel loose and carefree every time I hear it. It’s got a dope summer vacation vibe and I feel like it brings back a lot of good memories. When I sing, ‘I’m right back to my old ways, so tonight l’ll do my own thing,’ that’s a pure example of what I mean by feeling free, living my best life and not wanting to die young.
Which single off the EP took the longest amount of time to create, and which took the shortest?
Xuitcasecity: It isn’t necessarily the longest to create, but “The Chase” took the longest to finish. When we were in the mixing process it took quite a while and we went back and forth more times than I would like to say. The song that took the shortest amount of time is “Lost It All.” We went into the studio, recorded it within 4 hours, and then only made one change to the mix before it was final.
Q: Can you tell us about the new music video for your single ‘Unlikely’?
Xuitcasecity: If you thought we were playing the woman, you were wrong. The side chick that you thought you were playing is most definitely playing you in the end. Not everything is always what it seem. We thought it would be a funny twist to have the music video display two men that each think they are playing a girl, whose simultaneously playing both of them.
Q: What was it like to work with The Mighty Riot on the single ‘Famous’?
Xuitcasecity: It was dope! We had worked with 1/2 of The Mighty Riot (Infinity) before this single was put together, and met Fyre later on. They’re both awesome dudes and super easy going. The creating process was effortless.
Q: Can you tell us how XUITCASECITY was formed? How did you meet?
Xuitcasecity: We initially got in contact years ago through Facebook. Through there we met up and worked on numerous songs together but as solo artists. It wasn’t until about 5 years later that we formed Xuitcasecity. We basically were having trouble reaching success with our solo careers so we said screw it, let’s be a duo. The rest is history!
Q: The holidays are quickly approaching, any big plans?
Xuitcasecity: I just ate me a big ole’ plate on Thanksgiving and I’m ready for some big ole’ presents under that Christmas tree! On a serious note, our plans over the holidays are more or less to record a lot of music and strategize our marketing plan for the top of the year. We’ll be attending events from now until then as well. The plan is to be on tour and change people’s lives one…or thousands…at a time!