All you have to do is hear it once, and you’ll be whistling it for the next month. Those raspy, whispering vocals are just so spectacular too. The sound is just so irresistible, it just makes you want more. Luckily, there is more that’s just as infectious.
Stina actually gets her writing inspiration from the psychology degree she earned before she met the popular production duo.
“I don’t know about songwriting rules, and I didn’t go to music school. It’s more about a feeling I want to get out. I don’t do that much active thinking when writing music but Psychology has probably influenced me because it gives you so many tools to think about life and situations”.
“I like to have [the psychology] world alongside the music, because it is quite ease to get wrapped up in the music industry and lose sight of why you are really doing it- the love for music. Working [in a mental hospital alongside the music career] reminds me of how amazing it is that I get to work with my passion. This in its on turn makes me really happy and pleased on the inside, and thus hopefully doing a better job at the hospital, it’s a win win situation!"
The group’s name, NONONO, also has a interesting background to it:
"Actually, the guys came up with it because they felt like they were stuck in music projects that they weren’t really feeling and wanted to say no. It’s so important to know that you can always say no and make active decisions about how you want to live your life. There’s space to do what you want to do." via Glamour
“We look at it as something that is really positive… to have the courage to say no to things you don’t really want to do. If you say no to a job, or finish a relationship, it is often viewed as a negative thing, but it means you can start something new.”
It’s an amazing philosophy, but their music is something I would never say NO to. The group describes their own sound as urban-indie: “melancholy yet hopeful with a [dark] bassy beat-oriented foundation.”
The group has such a nice versatile sound that is unique, yet familiar: that is the quality that strikes a chord with me. NONONO will be the next big indie band, no doubt. I’m glad I had the chance to discover their music early in their career, since I’m experiencing their genius at an intimate level.