After amassing over eighty million Spotify streams with hits ‘Run Run Run’, ‘Beautiful Girl’ and ‘I Don’t Love You (I’m Just Lonely)’, electronic German artists Junge Junge release their new single ‘I’m The One’ via Universal Music. We caught up with the duo to discuss their inspiration, staying focused and the process of creating their captivating lyrics.
Tell us about you, how long have you been producing music? What inspired you to start?
We have been producing music together for almost 4 years. Before that, we had both independently produced and released one or two tracks. There has always been an appeal for making music and writing songs. At that time, only the necessary equipment was needed to make music.
The music industry is super competitive these days, was there a moment in your life that you wanted to give up on music? How did you manage to stay focused and achieve what you want?
We’ve been working on new songs from the beginning of our career and we had the idea to send a track to our label contacts every week. On the weekends we went to events to expand our contacts worldwide. The more mail addresses we collected to send out personally, the better. It is also very important to know the people before the information is delivered, without the direct contact it is usually more unlikely to hear back.
There were also times when we doubted our own sound. When nothing really wanted to land, we often asked ourselves the question if our music was bad, or if the sound quality wasn’t good enough. It wasn’t always easy to get feedback, but the more you believe in it and always stay on the ball the more everything goes your way. But we never wanted to give up the idea! Otherwise, we would not have made it to this point.
How would you describe your creative processes? Who writes the lyrics to the songs?
Are the music and lyrics written in conjunction, or separately?
In regards to lyrics and music, sometimes the musical idea arises first, and sometimes both come together at the same time, depending on whom and what situation you make the music. But most of the time it starts with the music, usually, the lyrics are then written and inserted afterwards. Ideas come together, we write the lyrics to the songs together with the artists.
Where does the inspiration come from?
The inspiration is coming out of our environment. out of the situation. Whatever is going on in your life or what your feelings are is what gives the music momentum.
What’s your favourite track from the upcoming album and what other bands/artists are
you listening to right now?
This is different for each of us. Michael likes the song “Rainbow”, which has been worked out and produced together with Rufus Martin, or the song “Let Go”, which defines the other songs & has a big 80’s influence. We produced this with Alex Landon. Rochus likes the song “How it Is”. Also produced with Rufus, and was the first song we wrote with him. But all the songs have their own charm, and we definitely like all of the songs very much.
As for our musical taste of other bands. That goes through the full range of music. Right now we like to listen to Bicep, the guys make cool music and play fat DJ sets.
What’s next for you?
Our next single early 2018.