Interviews

[TSS Interview] Audien Talks New Single With Echosmith, Musical Influences & More!

Photo Credit: Red Music
[TSS Interview] Audien Talks New Single With Echosmith, Musical Influences & More!
Lauren Ikenn

Audien just dropped a new collaboration with multi-platinum trio, Echosmith and we’re truly impressed. “Favorite Sound,” which is out now via Red Music/Cranberry Records, was co-written by Audien and Echosmith’s lead singer, Sydney Sierota and it’s the emotional single we’ve been waiting for. Audien combines his pop-oriented production with Echosmith’s empowering lyrics and an intoxicating melody, resulting in a musical masterpiece. We had the pleasure of chatting with Audien about the inspiration behind “Favorite Sound,” the evolution of his music, his dream collaborations and so much more. Listen to “Favorite Sound” and check out the complete interview below!

Audien (Feat. Echosmith) – Favorite Sound | Download |

TSS: You got your start with your 2009 single, “Rise and Shine.” How would you say your music has evolved since then?

Audien: So much! I honestly can’t listen to that without cringing. I think I’ve become a much better producer since then, but then again, I do over-produce these days and that was a simpler time, so maybe I could learn something from my old self.

TSS: What’s one piece of advice you’d give to artists who are just starting out?

Audien: Stay true to yourself, especially when everyone’s watching.

TSS: Who are some of your musical influences?

Audien: Some of my musical influences include Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Porter Robinson, Armin Van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Above & Beyond. Such a diverse list!

TSS: You’ve performed at countless music festivals including Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza and Ultra. If you had to choose one, which was your favorite to play and why?

Audien: I seriously can’t choose one. I know all artists say this to not take favorites, but seriously, all different vibes and great in their own way.

TSS: You’ve released collaborations with big names, including MAX, Lady Antebellum and 3LAU. Who have you yet to collaborate with but hope to in the future?

Audien: After Echosmith on this new one, the world is my oyster. I’m thinking Elvis. Kidding, I’d love to work with Lauv, Above & Beyond, Calvin Harris, to name a few.

TSS: You just released “Favorite Sound,” featuring Echosmith. What was your inspiration behind this incredible new single?

Audien: My inspiration for “Favorite Sound” was to make melodic goodness, with a message that speaks to me. We think it will speak to many other people as well dealing with doubt and depression brought on by those voices in your head. In the past year, I’ve been dealing with stuff that this song gave a voice to… just on a personal note.

TSS: What was it like working with Echosmith? What made them the perfect choice for this song?

Audien: So easy and fun! They’re so talented. They were the perfect choice because they each brought a unique and great element to the song. Guitars, bass, and amazing vocals.

TSS: What can your fans expect from you for the rest of 2019?

Audien: More great melodic music.

“Follow” Audien : | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud |

TOP TRENDING MUSIC

Comments

comments

Interviews
Lauren Ikenn
@laurenrebeccax3

My life revolves around three things: music, pizza and dogs

More in Interviews

[TSS Interview] Sage Armstrong Opens Up Ahead of His Phoenix Lights Performance

Brian PolesMarch 15, 2019

[TSS Exclusive] 3LAU Talks Sophomore Album, BLUME Releases & More

Jeaux BayMarch 6, 2019

[TSS Interview] Trivecta Discusses Upcoming Tour Dates, New Single & More!

Lauren IkennMarch 6, 2019

[TSS Interview] Yogamuffin Gives Us An Exclusive Look Into His Creative Process & Much More

Evan WaltersMarch 5, 2019

[TSS Exclusive] Alison Wonderland Talks Dinosaurs, Interviewing Skrillex & More!

Jeaux BayFebruary 28, 2019

[TSS Exclusive] ARTY Talks Bruce Springsteen, Growing Up In Russia & More

Jeaux BayFebruary 26, 2019

[TSS Exclusive] Nora En Pure Talks Debut Album, Meeting Ashibah In Brazil & More

Jeaux BayFebruary 19, 2019

[TSS Interview] An Electronic Music Love Story With the Founders of Imagine Music Festival

Brian PolesFebruary 18, 2019
wooli

[Exclusive] Wooli Discusses The Bass Music Scene, “Firepower 200” & More!

Brian BonavogliaFebruary 12, 2019
quintino

[TSS Interview] Quintino Discusses New Single, Dream Collaboration & More!

Lauren IkennFebruary 8, 2019