Published on July 23rd, 2020 | by MJ0
Toronto-based Duo Smoothe Hours Convey Love and Intimacy in New Single “Red Room”
The melodic chemistry of Toronto-based duo Smoothe Hours (Shawn Dawn and Ty Dawn) is sparked by the curious nature of things that transpire after dark. Paired with moody chord progressions and pads fused with R&B and trap production, their sound uniquely personifies the often sexy and sometimes suspicious doings of the night.
The new single, “Red Room,” conveys the seriousness of love, creating passion and intimacy, and the natural desire to seek sexual fulfilment. Sending out an invite to the Red Room can be compared to a primal instinct of human nature – the mating call.
Listen to ‘Red Room’ and check out the exclusive interview with Toronto’s Smoothe Hours below!
What makes ‘Red Room’ different from your past work?
We’d consider ‘Red Room’ the perfect representation of us as a group when we initially formed Smoothe Hours and solidified our sound. As a group we’ve always aimed to create music that captures the essence of the night specifically into the after hours. Our debut project “Darkest Before Dawn” releasing later this month delivers a deeper insight of that vibe.
Can you describe the concept behind the track?
“Red Room” narrates the first-hand experience of a climactic night, starting with infatuation by a dancer and taking things further by going to a private room, the red lights representing love and passion within the moment. We wanted to illustrate the seriousness of love and different aspects of affection, whether in a relationship or single. Sometimes the natural desire for sexual fulfilment outweighs the feeling of love.
How would you describe your artistic evolution throughout your career?
Creating music to us has always been about having a complete vision and executing it the best way possible. In the beginning of our careers, we were always looking for the right beats online then writing based on the vibe. Now we’re in a place where we create songs from scratch with our in house producer Saint Nick. The process feels way more organic and better songs are being created. We also have our in house photographer and videographer to help execute visuals before each release to give a better experience for each song.
What’s been the biggest change in your life over the past year?
In the past year, we started releasing music as a group and the love and support has been incredible. For the first time in our careers we’ve actually been getting acknowledged on media platforms and getting placements on streaming playlists worldwide. We couldn’t ask for a better start to this direction we are heading in as a group.
What song by another artist do you wish you had written?
This was a hard one to choose because of our love for music in general. For Shawn, “21 Questions” by 50 Cent and Nate Dogg because it makes me reminisce and gives that feeling of nostalgia. For Ty, “U Remind Me” by Usher because of how relatable the lyrics are to personal life and just like Shawn that feeling of nostalgia. I remember knowing all the lyrics as a kid then as I got older and experienced similar situations it made me appreciate it even more.
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