Chatterbox: Thomas Garcia x Hello Harry

Hey, could you tell us a bit about yourselves?

Thomas and I both grew up in SoCal. Tom comes from a punk background (until exposed to Daft Punk live), and I came from a classical background. After weaving our way toward electronic music, we both found ourselves studying music production together at Icon Collective in Burbank. We eventually got in the studio together and connected instantly over our love for most house genres. Earlier this year we formed our label Just Say Yes Records, which is named for the approach we take when collaborating in the studio–open, accepting, and forward-thinking. 

Where did the new single come from?

Tea & Poetry was written on an winter day when we both just wanted to make a mellow track. Like most of our tracks, the instrumental came together quickly. Neither of us consider ourselves lyricists, so we decided the easiest way to brainstorm would be to tell a story. The song is about a person who has just met someone they’re attracted to, and then proceeds to imagine a fantastical scenario where they get together. I (Eric) mostly make future bass, pop, and hip hop, and Tom usually makes groovy house music, so it was nice to slow it down to a deep house vibe.

Is there more content in the pipeline?

Yes. We’re currently wrapping up a couple of cross-genre tracks with some amazing new singers. The songs will feature new stories  and more live instrumentation and sound selection. We’ve also been finishing up a few club-friendly records as a departure from the usual.

What’s on the horizon?

We’d love to do more live shows. With our attachment to organic and acoustic sounds in our tracks, it would be great to bring that energy tot he live stage. We’re still in the planning phase and will need resources (haha). We will use this project and our label as a way of expanding our musical capacities and honestly just having some fun.  We have plans to release new music in the very near future.

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