Tuesday, February 2, 2016

DVINES: "Our duo is unbreakable"

Photo: Mā Photo Pleasure
Good morning Latvia! On sunday we got the names of the Supernova 2016 finalists and now it's time to post an interview with one of them. Here are the answers of DVINES:
Name: Anastasia and Katherine
Birthday: 28th of June, 1991
Height: 157cm (both)
Favorite color: A: white, K: red
Favorite food: Avocado
Where are you right now? At home, in Riga
3 things that make you happy: Family, Music, Animals
What’s your strangest talent? We can read each other’s minds
What is the strangest thing you have in your room? DIY ringlight for beauty pics
What are you really good at? Listening
What are you really bad at? Lying
Childhood idol: Michael Jackson, and still is
Childhood memory: Setting up music concerts for our family members
Celebrity crush: A: Leonardo DiCaprio, K: Chris Hemsworth
What would you do if you were invisible? Walk around naked
Favorite movie: It’s too hard to answer; there are too many great movies
Favorite TV series: Friends, Game of Thrones
If you were a boy for a day, what would you do? We would say compliments to every girl we would see.
What is your guilty pleasure? Nutella….mmm
Name a song that never fails to make you happy: Any Disney soundtrack
Can you teach me some interesting words in Latvian? Well :D Let’s see: DVINES - Twin-sisters, Burbulvanna - Bubble bath, Saldejums - Ice cream. Pretty random, ha? :)
Hello girls! How are you?
Hi! We’re great, thank you for asking! Really excited about the upcoming month, a lot of things to do - a little overwhelmed about that, but very positively excited.

How would you describe yourself as an artist?
We started out at a quite young age, when we were 17. At first we just went with the flow, didn’t put our hearts into music, but just did it for fun. We have been gone from the music stage for the last 3 years, because there was a moment when we realised we were probably moving in a wrong direction. So now, at the age of 24, we are back, fully acknowledging our direction, musical taste and the message we bring out to the public. We’d say we are young, dedicated and very close, so our duo is unbreakable.
You are one of the participants of Supernova 2016. How did it all begin?
As we mentioned earlier - we have taken a break from music for a while. But the last year we’ve been working on finding our unique sound, putting together our first EP, produced by talented Latvian producer - Makree, who is also the producer of our Supernova song. So, we were working on new music, and by the time the auditions for Supernova were announced, we had a couple of songs ready for our EP. And we just decided to give it a try and participate. We are very humbled and pleased, that the song was chosen, since it hasn’t been written specifically for Eurovision, but just as a single for the EP.
“Set it on fire” is the title of your song, what’s the story behind it?
“Set it on Fire” is one of the pieces of the storyline of our EP. It is very personal. It tells about fighting your anxiety, setting all the fears, insecurities, doubts on fire and starting a new life, not paying attention to anyone’s opinion anymore. Since we are the writers of the song, it comes from a very personal experience, but the message is universal, and we hope that anybody will be able to relate to it.
Describe the song with 4 words:
Personal, sincere, fresh and modern.

What can we expect to see on stage for the performance?
Well, we can’t pull out all the cards before the show, but we definitely have some surprises prepared. We won’t be alone on stage.
Do you already know what you’re going to wear for the semifinal?
Yes, in fact we do, and it’s going to be all white, designed by Katherine.

What do you like about Eurovision?
The best thing about Eurovision is the feeling of unity. Europe is cool, diverse and unified and you can sense it and feel so proud of it every time Eurovision comes up.
What do you dislike about Eurovision?
One thing that maybe might be negative about Eurovision, is that it puts some kind of label on artists, and puts them into a certain group of artists, who are known as “former Eurovision contestants”. But at the end of the day, it all depends on the artist himself, if he is able to produce and go on with good music after the competition, then he won’t be forgotten and labeled as such.
Tell me the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word:
Clown: scariest thing ever
Nightmare: dark
Air: clean
Stage: lights
Aminata: she’s awesome
Watermelon: summer
Dreams: peace
What are your plans for 2016?
Releasing our EP might be called the highlight of our year. Of course, Eurovision might be a nice gift to ourselves as well :D More music, more projects, music videos and lots of work ahead.

Is there anything you want to say to close the interview?
We’d like to thank all the Eurovision fans for following Supernova. We wish you all a fun time of running thought this Eurovision marathon. Let’s all just have fun and enjoy good music and the unity of Europe!

Thanks to DVINES for the interview! All the best in Supernova!

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