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Exclusive Interview: The Attire

Exclusive Interview: The Attire

Oh, besties we have a fun one for you today! We got the chance to interview The Attire and chat about their music and their single ‘Sriracha’ ft. Woosung of The Rose, and we’re so excited to share it with you! The Attire, or Greg Shilling and Stephen Teresa, met in 8th grade and have been making music together since 2006. Now, we get to jam out to this duo in 2022! They were kind enough to talk to us about ‘Sriracha’, what it was like to collab with Woosung, and why 70s music is such a vibe!

You can stream ‘Sriracha’ starting July 28th, right here.

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Hi! Thank you for taking the time to speak with us today. For our first question, we’d love for you to talk a little about your band and how you decided on the name “The Attire.”
Thank you so much for having us! Stephen and I used to be in a little duo group, and we did youtube covers. At the time, we just called ourselves “Greg & Stephen.” The name obviously needed a facelift, so we met at Stephen’s placed and discussed new band names. In the middle of our pondering, we both turned to Stephen’s closet and the inspiration just hit us like a ton of bricks. We were like “The Attire – that’s it!” The name stuck ever since!

You guys met in 8th grade, what’s it been like navigating growing up together and now making music together?
It’s been an exciting journey! We’ve been with each other through the highs and lows in life. Growing up together has allowed us to open up with each other during the songwriting process.

Your single is called ‘Sriracha’ and we love a bit of Thai flavor. If you had to pick one flavor to describe your style of music what would it be and why?
I would have to say our music as a flavor would be honey mustard. It’s sweet & tangy… and most importantly, once you dip into it, you just can’t stop!!

You guys have such a summery, upbeat sound, what song is definitely on your summer playlist?
Oh definitely ‘Sriracha’ ft Woosung, but besides that, it would have to be Calvin Harris ‘Stay With Me’

If you had to describe your sound in a sentence or phrase, what would it be?
I would say it can be described as “modern day disco with new-age soul.”

“Girls Like You” is quite popular on TikTok, what’s it been like using TikTok as a method of promotion? What kind of videos do you like to see with your song?
We love seeing how everyone relates to the videos about using the “Girls Like You” audio! We like seeing the ones that make people laugh and everyone can relate to.

What was it like working with Woosung? How did that collab come to be?
Woosung is absolutely awesome. We met through a mutual friend of ours. Our manager was working closely with a client of hers, and she expressed that we needed a feature on our song Sriracha. The young woman sent it to Woosung and he flipped out over the music and wanted to be part of it! We are so happy he jumped on the record with us.

Your style in the ‘Sriracha’ music video is elite tier. Who or what inspires your fashion choices?
We love the 70s era, we feel the 70s style is timeless.

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The music video has a great 70s aesthetic, and you mention disco in the lyrics of ‘Sriracha’ too. Do you have any song recommendations for us from those eras? Okay, are you ready? Here are just a few:

‘Stayin’ Alive’ – Beegees

‘Boogie Oogie Oogie’ – A Taste of Honey

‘And The Beat Goes On’ – The Whispers

‘Dirty Work’ – Steely Dan

‘Lovely Day’ – Bill Withers

‘I Wanna Be Your Love – Prince

One of These Nights’ – The Eagles

‘Beast of Burden’ – The Rolling Stones

‘Escape (The Pina Colada Song)’ – Rupert Holmes

See Also

‘Lowdown’ – Boz Scaggs …

And every song from the ’70s, like ever.

Songs About Girls Like You is an incredible album title, but if someone were to write an album about you, what would you want it to be called?*
Oh, that’s a good one! Maybe “Songs About Boys Like You”

You guys have known each other for so long and have been making music together for over 15 years. How does the longevity of your friendship help when you’re working together in the studio?
Our friendship has definitely helped us make A LOT of fun music together for a couple reasons. The first & foremost being our closeness. Because we are such good friends, we can share so much with each other. That vulnerability helps us make more authentic and heartfelt lyrics, which the listener definitely feels. Another reason our friendship has helped the musical process is because we have known each other so long, that we practically finish each other’s sentences. This definitely speeds up productivity when you pretty much already know what the other one is thinking!

Last question! We like spreading positivity and being sweet like honey here at THP. What is one sweet thing that you can say about one another?
Greg is a kind and caring soul and a great friend. He’s always there for me when I need someone to talk to.

Stephen is a wonderful friend. He’s one of the most generous people I know, and I really appreciate and admire how thoroughly modern he is.

How sweet were those answers? Big thank you to The Attire for taking the time to chat with us. We’re going to be jamming out to ‘Sriracha’ for the foreseeable future, will you?

Let us know what you think of The Attire in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!

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