Q & A WITH PANIC STATE

Baking banana bread and making music in lockdown with Panic State


WHAT INSPIRED THE SINGLE "TURN AROUND"?


There wasn’t really a single thing that inspired the song, we just wanted something that told a message about overcoming self-doubt and having some confidence in your own abilities. We had the idea of writing a ‘FIFA song’ in mind, so we tried to aim towards something we could feasibly hear on FIFA 21.


CAN YOU SUM UP THE SINGLE IN A FEW WORDS?


Catchy, energetic and fun!


WHAT RECORD CHANGED YOUR LIFE AND WHY?


Tom - In my early days of discovering Muse, Black Holes and Revelations really impacted the way I listened to music, and it’s still my favourite album to this day. In more recent times, Billie Eilish’s ‘When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go’ is a stunning record, I got lost in listening to it, it’s just so well crafted and delivered. Scott - Green Day’s American Idiot was my introduction to contemporary alternative music. I first heard the album

about two years after it was released and I loved it. Since then I've come to realise just how groundbreaking the album was, from a band that had been traditionally ‘pop-punk’ up to that point. I think that record inspired many people to pick up a guitar for the first time, myself included.


Daniel - During the inception of my musical journey, one integral piece for unlocking my path, and finding my calling, was ‘I’m on a Boat’ by The Lonely Island. This was a really relatable moment for me, as I too, was on a boat.


DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE MUSIC VIDEO FILMED BY YOUR BAND OR ANOTHER

ARTIST?


Our favourite music video is probably the one for Turn Around! Being in lockdown meant that we couldn’t get together to make anything so we decided to use loads of clips we’d filmed as a band. It turned into sort of a celebration of the time we have spent together and how special it’s been! Some of the clips of us dancing are truly horrendous and definitely worth checking out!


WHAT WOULD WE FIND YOU DOING WHEN YOU’RE NOT MAKING MUSIC?


Worrying about whether people will like our music...and baking banana bread. We’re also boycotting Greggs - but that’s a story for another day.