words by Kelsey McLaughlin
Producer Matt Friedman and Australian singer/songwriter Scott Mellis are the genius behind the upcoming duo aptly named The Brinks. Riding the recent success from their EP Temporary Love, the duo is back with a new single titled "Honey."
“It was just us having fun,” said vocalist Scott Mellis regarding the beginning of the band and the music they’ve created so far. “When we started, there was no real plan- we just wanted to write good songs. We really just want to make music that we like.”
The band’s goal is to keep reinventing as they go said producer Matt Friedman.
“We want to keep it interesting,” said Friedman. “I think you just hope that people will take the journey with you as you go.”
The band, which gained over 25+ million streams on Spotify, landed #1 on Hype Machine's Popular Chart, and received early on airplay from ALT 98.7 FM in Los Angeles, LIVE105 FM in San Francisco over 25+million streams on Spotify, landed #1 on Hype Machine's Popular Chart, and received early on airplay from ALT 98.7 FM in Los Angeles, LIVE105 FM in San Francisco for the debut EP’s title track Temporary Love, are ready to show how they’ve implemented that reinvention in their new single and eventual EP which currently does not have a release date.
“I don’t know what the fans are going to think,” said Mellis. “But I honestly don’t really care. We’re just as excited about this release if not more. You have to write what you believe in- we’re just doing what we wanted to do all along.”
The Brinks are a tough band to nail down musically due to their versatility of sound, but one thing is for sure, the creative process used by Mellis and Friedman is working. Mellis claims responsibility for writing most of the lyrics, accepting suggestions from Friedman when he’s stuck or needs help re-writing a line. Friedman creates the vibrant accompaniment behind the lyrics and the two collaborate until they have a finished product. Their last EP can only be described as electric and haunting. With Mellis’ evocative vocals and Friedman’s strong instrumentalization, the band’s new single is sure to be a hit.
But according to Mellis and Friedman, fans shouldn’t expect a “Temporary Love” part two.
“Our sound is always evolving because we’re always influenced by different things,” said Friedman. “For me, it could be Radiohead, or even Kanye West. You really don’t know what to expect- it’s an idea that becomes the inspiration.”
The band is hoping to release their next EP which will include their single “Honey” at the end of the summer.
“We want to stay fresh. We wanted new.”