Hey SKiPPER!! So excited to be chatting with you guys. You guys just released your first original single “Stupid Ache”. How excited were you to get this project out into the world? & Can you tell us what this song means to you?
Hi! Thanks so much for having us. We were pumped to get Stupid Ache out into the world. We actually created the foundation for it two years prior and only recently came back to it. At the time, Corinne was doing solo work before we decided to officially join forces. One night we revisited it and it just clicked!
Sure thing. This track is about being in a long term relationship. With that, comes knowing a person sometimes better than you know yourself. It’s about putting in the hard work and growing together through the phases of dating. In a way, you become used to the person but through it all – you still love every detail about them… even when they drive you crazy. We wanted a track that didn’t romanticize romance, but instead shined a light on a more realistic perspective.
What’s been your reaction to the fans support of the new single?
Good! So far we’ve received a lot of positive responses. We can’t wait to release more.
What type of music are you leaning towards for your music career?
We want to say electro-pop/ synth-pop, but with the genre of pop being so expansive nowadays, we’ll just go with pop! That being said, we do love a good synth!
What do you hope your supporters will think of the new music?
We think ‘Stupid Ache’ is just a taste of what we have been creating. We’re proud of it, don’t get us wrong. It’s just a great introduction to our sound. It’s a way to get people excited and go “Hey, who is this?” We’re making our listeners dip their toes into the metaphorical pool so to speak. We have high hopes for our future releases and we think our supporters will really love ‘Stupid Ache’ as well as our upcoming music.
How do you want your relationship to be like with your supporters?
As far as online presence, we want to be available. We live in a time period where if a fan comments on one of our social media platforms, we should respond! It’s not cool anymore (though we don’t think it ever was) to ignore the people helping you gain success. We want to be able to speak with them and ask for their opinions.
What do you want your supporters to know that you think is important?
As we continue our journey, we want to stand up for what we believe is right. Obviously, there is a place for music with a sensitive spunky feel, but there is also a place for pop that has a purpose.
What’s something your fans don’t know about you?
Honestly, at this point…probably our individual names! My name is Corinne Daye and this is Michael Mason. Other than that – we both attended the same college together in Virginia but didn’t meet until we both moved to NYC! On top of that, our high schools were actually distant rivals. That’s always a fun story to tell.
What do you want your fans to know if they ever see you in public?
Come say hi! Take a picture with us. Fangirl over us cause we’ll probably fangirl over you fangirling! *laughs*
What do you want your message to be towards your fans? What do you want your fans to take away from your music and shows?
As cliche as it sounds, we want our fans to be themselves. We want them to be honest and organic, but to also dance and sing from the rooftops! In fact, a good chunk of our fanbase is part of the LGBTQIA+ community, who often are bullied for being themselves – particularly during adolescence. We want to use our platform to stand up against ignorance and hate. It’s important to give back to the people and friendships that built you. So when you listen to our music you can laugh, cry, get angry, or do all three at the same time! Have pride in your vulnerability.
What’s one word you would use to describe what your fans have allowed you to accomplish?
At this stage in our career, getting over fear and having an online personality. So, our answer would be fear. Something as simple as hopping on Instagram live to chat with them about our upcoming tracks can be really helpful. When you first start, you hope you won’t come off as attention seeking or egotistical…but that’s all inside your head. They want to know about new music! So give the people what they want!
Is there anyone in the music business you are dying to meet?
Well, when Michael isn’t creating music with SKiPPER!, he’s an audio engineer for Chelsea Cutler and Jeremy Zucker. Before that, he worked at a studio here in the city where many people in the music business went to rehearse.
C: So, Michael who were your favorite celebrities that you met?
M: Oh you want me to name drop?! Okay, hmm…probably Lady Gaga, Donald Glover/ Childish Gambino, Paul McCartney, Lizzo, Jon Bellion…the list goes on…
C: …I’d like to meet Alanis Morissette. I’ve always admired her lyrical style! *laughs* That or Troye Sivan. I love his music.
Why do you think social media is so important for artists like yourself?
We can visually curate an image and a brand and then immediately share it with our followers. It’s pretty cool to have that type of freedom at your fingertips. Besides that, sharing music and then engagement with said music.
What would you say is your biggest dream/goal right now?
We’d love to be performing on a regular basis and meeting new people in the industry as well as meeting new fans!
Any last things you guys want to tell your supporters?
We hope everyone is staying safe during this quarantine. We’re sending out love and light – especially to our essential workers. Please stay inside! As always, thanks for your loving support. We’ve got a couple killer tracks coming out soon – some more fun songs, bittersweet ones, dance songs, hot tempered songs…just get ready for it all because we’re excited to give it you!
Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us 🙂
No problem! Thank YOU!