Scandinavian pop outfit ‘Two Year Vacation’ released their new single ‘Better Off Alone’ recently. We took the chance to chat to the band and get an inside look on what makes them tick.
Hey, tell us a bit about yourselves.
We’re a sunny pop band from Sweden, we write songs about keeping life on the sunny side of the street. We released our first EP “Dresscode: Safari” in April this year and after that we just went straight into the next project. In August we were ready and traveled to Budapest to record our new EP “Science Fiction” which was released last friday! We also just got home from our first European tour which was a really fun experience.
Where did the new single come from?
Better Off Alone began as a slowed down punk rock song with some Gorillaz vibes to it. The thing is, we’re not really a punk rock band so we discofied it and made it to what it is today. The lyrics is pretty much about breaking up, you know that moment when you realize that it’ll be better to go your separate ways, so it’s basically our version of ”50 ways to leave your lover” by Paul Simon.
What other content is in the pipeline?
Well right now we just released our new EP “Science Fiction” on VÅRØ, so at the moment everything circles around that. But we have already lined up a new project that will start in the early 2017, we have not yet decided if it’ll become another EP or an album, but we will most probably release a couple of more singles in the not to distant future! And in the meantime we will play throughout Sweden and Europe, we’ve already started planning another, more extensive tour to the spring and we are aiming towards an even busier year next year than this one.
What’s on the horizon for you guys?
We have a lot of adventures lined up, but the most important part is just to keep playing and keep growing. The best thing about playing is all the cool places you’d never end up in if you didn’t! The other day we played home in Sweden and found this giant theatre backstage which was completely empty. When we turned on the lights we saw that the scene was rigged with this roman castle, probably for some play they were rehearsing there. We goofed around for a while in there and it was pretty funny, but that moment when we turned on the lights and got struck with awe like a bunch of twelve year olds, I will remember forever! That’s the cool thing about playing, if we hadn’t played at that venue we would never have gotten to see that.