A Love Like Pi is an electronica rock band from New York city, and their singer, Lief sat down with Immortal Music to answer some questions. He gave many great answers that included negoiations with a dark, furry figure in his life, hard work, Animaniacs and much more! He also gave a beautiful explaination behind the band name.
This is a very interesting interview, so definitely read on to see what he had to say.
1. What inspired you do to synth pop/ electronica?
I'm happy to finally be able to write songs by making noises with my mouth and then painstakingly recreate them on the computer.
2. You have a song called "Cats" and it sounds more like its about a friend. Is your friend a cat?
Man, I've had very few friends that were also cats. I think part of what qualifies a friendship is mutual respect and I never really found that in a cat. The lines in the song are meant to be negotiations with a dark, malicious pack of evil cats, which I think is a much more realistic scenario.
3. What dirty work were you speaking of in "Dirty Work"?
We spend a lot of time and effort ignoring ourselves. It's not the type of work that you gotta roll up your sleeves for, but it still leaves you feeling like you need a shower.
4. Name something you listen to that nobody would expect.
Damn, this is where I'm supposed to coyly name some pop artist that everyone loves, right? I'm drawing a blank so I'll give you something I'm actually proud of: I can recite just about every lyric off of the Animaniacs CD. That includes "The Nations of the World" which is a great song if you're into hearing a list of all the countries in the world (circa 1993) to the tune of the Mexican Hat Dance.
5. How would you describe your music to those who are only just discovering you?
We try to take some elements of http://soundcloud.com/alovelikepi, blend them with https://play.spotify.com/artist/0BRqvQoxmmLexIg5tsOeBb and sprinkle some https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jack-and-the-giant-e.p./id934422955 on top.
6. Can you explain the EP's title track, "Jack And The Giant"? Such as what exactly inspired it and what it means to you?
Jack and the Giant is about the space that widens between you and your imagination as you grow old. The loss of innocence isn't always some dramatic moment of gravitas or a bitter parting of strangers. Sometimes your youth just suddenly feels like a dream, and we wanted to make a song that feels the same way.
7. Where in the world do you dream of performing?
Whenever I dream of performing, it's this nightmare where we forget all of our instruments and have to play a set using only our mouths.
8. Where did you come up with your band name? Do you really like Pi?
Pi is a number that has occupied this weird space within geometry as a never-ending, patternless, almost mystically crucial number. Love is the same way. It occupies a similarly irrational, eternal, and powerful space in our lives.
Thank you so much, Lief for the insight! As he already plugged, be sure to check out A Love Like Pi on Soundcloud, Spotify and iTunes, and also know you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter as well.
These are interview that I myself have done. They have not been found anywhere, they have not been done for me. They are my work.