On the day of the interview, several teachers from Houhai Shark came to your headquarters on Zhichun Road. Teacher Wang Jinghan wore a Liverpool shirt and visited the office area you know before the interview.
Knowing that Housha is coming, my colleagues in the company are very excited. Many people took the initiative to help us adjust the equipment. Some colleagues said that he fell in love with this song for the first time when he was in college in 2009. A band full of magic and freedom.
Wild, free, and trendy are synonymous with the queen shark.
During the interview, Fu Han compared the four members of the band to forwards, midfielders, defenders, and goalkeepers on the court, and also responded to queries on the Internet.
It started in 2004. At that time, I watched the show every night. One day after watching the show, I felt that I really wanted to form a band. So I called my college classmate Cao Pu and I said we can Form a band, he said yes, this is the beginning of the band. Later, Cao Er met Wang Jinghan at the record store and called him.
When the band was first formed, our band didn't have a name at first. One day when my friend and I were walking on the Houhai Beach, I saw a sign in the grass that read: "Don't move our things, whoever moves is ￥%&*#... We are the Houhai big sharks!" The name felt like it fell from the sky and hit us on our heads, so we picked it up.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs was the hottest when our band was first formed. Part of our first album was inspired by them. But by the second album, we have changed some of our styles. Maybe we did have similarities with them at the stage of our garage rock on the first album.
Later when we went to the United States to tour, the agent even sent them an email, saying that we liked them very much and hoped to perform together, and then they returned. At that time, our two bands happened to be touring in Auckland, so we went to give them an opening performance.
It must be a positive effect. We basically performed in China before. That was the first time we went overseas to participate in a music festival. It was still such a big and famous music festival (Editor's note: Summer Sonic is one of the largest music festivals in Asia). We also watched a lot of performances by other bands there and learned more about new music. The process of the music festival is also more advanced than the domestic process at that time. The domestic music festivals I am participating in now feel similar to those in Japan at that time.
The biggest difference may be that they may have more bands, and there may be 4-6 stages, and each band on stage is a big-name band that released records or was particularly popular that year.
Now I remember that the most impressive thing is the tour after the release of "Heart Wild" in 2016. The happiest experience I remember now during that tour was that we traveled to 22 cities.
The happiest part of the tour was when we were in Yangshuo. We didn’t have to hurry for four or five days. We stayed there for four or five days. We rode around in Yangshuo and bought fireworks on the bridge at night Let it go, so happy.
In fact, this album is a new turning point for us. In the second album, we had tried a lot of rock and roll with electronic elements, and it was not understood by many fans at the time. After that, we were also thinking about the style of the next album. We also experienced some confusion. We separated for a period of time to travel, see the world, and think about life.
Then we went on a tour in the west, where we felt something: that is, we want to do something that removes many forms and make the kind of music that can stay (in the ears of the audience). The form will be more free and will not think about anything that will limit our imagination. For us, this special is also the process of regaining our freest self.
What's particularly interesting about this song is that there is no mention of "mammoth" in the entire song. In fact, we played this song as a homonym. The song actually talks about "Dream Horse", which is based on the theme of dreaming as a horse. But it didn't seem three-dimensional enough to change to other words. Cao Pu changed his mind and used the word "mammoth", and then put the elephant's call to the beginning.
These two songs are the beginning and the end of the special "Heart to the Wild", but the latter was written first, when we were meeting after we were separated. This song "blingblingbling" is very different from our previous album, and the difference is very natural, because we have discovered a more free self, so we have this song.
这两首歌是特殊专辑《 Heart to Wild》的开头和结尾，但后者是在我们分开后见面时首先写的。这首歌“ blingblingbling”与我们之前的专辑有很大不同，区别很自然，因为我们发现了一个更自由的自我，所以我们有了这首歌。
The concept of "Heart to the Wild" was created when "blingblingbling" was finished. At first I wanted to sing these three words into "blingblingbling", but I didn't sing it, but this idea has always been in my mind. After creating a complete album, I have been working hard to finish the song, and the instruments have been recorded, but I haven't finished writing it. It took more than a month to finish it at home.
当“ blingblingbling”完成时，便创建了“ Heart to Wild”的概念。起初，我想将这三个词唱成“ blingbling”，但我没有唱，但是这个主意一直在我心中。制作完一张完整专辑后，我一直在努力完成这首歌，并且已经录制了乐器，但是我还没有写完。在家里花了一个多月的时间。
This song looks like a very happy song, but this kind of happiness is like many of our songs. It is not that we are born to be happy, but the moment when we have gone through this process and decided to walk out of the lonely border. , With the concept of "Heart Wild".
One of the more important things for us is the uncertainty in our music. We don't want to do that kind of very standard pure music. When you have uncertainty, your music has all kinds of possibilities. When you are not doing it in a pure direction, it is possible for you to break its laws. So don't set any boundaries for yourself.
We have also talked about the style of our music before. After looking at the classification given by the music platform, we found that our style can only be called rock/pop/folk/electronic/rap/jazz...
Our style has been changing. When we first recorded, we were still very young and didn’t know anything. At that time, many things were done instinctively. We wanted to do it fiercely, coolly, and directly. Garage rock that can dance.
After the first degree was over, we began to prepare for the second degree. At that time, Beijing had just finished the Olympic Games, and the whole city was changing in a very future and very new direction. The second degree was mostly about people and the Internet, computers, cities, The relationship between machines, we had already begun to discuss the concept of wave at that time, so the album was a combination of electronic and rock.
After that, we went to see a lot of places and traveled. In four or five years, we have had a lot of changes, including the state of life, so we found our own voice in the third book and be free ourselves.
The style of the third record is just like what we said. There are many different styles, but the platform only allows us to choose one, so Houhai Shark is like we said, our style is difficult to define.
We actually didn't have much expectations for the rankings. Our main idea was to have the opportunity to sing our songs to more people. This is the main motivation for us to come.
But in fact, not all bands are suitable for this kind of competition, or some sounds at a certain moment in the scene may get higher scores, but I think the band can not be measured by scores. This is just a game under the rules.
We are here, we try, we will perform one more song if it works, or we will go back and continue making music if it doesn’t work.
(Participating in "Le Xia") In the first scene, everyone was a little nervous and this is also related to this, because we have always been accustomed to two guitarists, when one member is not present, people will feel that they want to take this thing up. tension.
But in the second show, we were in the state and finished a very wonderful performance. Everyone was very happy.
I gained weight, cooked meals, watched movies, and studied guitar effects. During the epidemic, the prices of the effects were all reduced. I bought a bunch of them but found them to be useless, so I have the right to collect them.
I'm losing weight (laughs), and I do some exercise every day and write songs.
Accompany pet dogs and family members more.
It's about the same as usual. I usually stay home. I watch movies, novels and play games at home.
In fact, we have been encountering difficulties (laughs), but everyone does not know, but we have overcome them one by one, so it is difficult to say which is the biggest difficulty. I think the biggest difficulty is to fight with ourselves, which is to overcome the heart. That immature self.
"Run, young giant, I will fall anyway" the song was written in 19, but because of the epidemic, the song was not completed after it was recorded, and it dragged on for a long time.
Before you said how to overcome difficulties and defeat yourself, this song is how we fall when facing difficulties, and we don’t have to get up.
Teacher Fu Han likes to discuss issues, you have to listen to him in the end. Teacher Wang (Jinghan) doesn't like to talk. You always think he is upset, but he is not upset either. Teacher Xiaodong loves to chat alone and is easy-going.
Teacher Wang Zi is not stingy to praise others, nor is it stingy to praise herself. But he is particularly good. He always thinks in the best direction. I think he is the most positive and optimistic person in our band (Ms. Wang Zi interrupted: it is Ah Q).
Wang Jinghan doesn't say a lot of things, and everyone thinks that you don't think so if you don't say it, but in fact, he considers everyone in his heart. He is an actionist.
Teacher Xiaodong has strong hands-on skills and enthusiasm. During the rehearsal, we didn't say anything about a lot of things and he fixed it.
Wang Zi is particularly confident, Xiaodong is particularly talented, and Xiaodong is particularly practical.
Wang Zi is fashionable. He knows a lot of things, such as piano, clothing, and culture.
Fu Han is a talented, fierce and cool girl in my heart.
Wang Jinghan feels a bit like me, so he doesn't like to talk and stays home.
I'm very happy, but I have been paying attention to Liverpool's trough. I feel that winning the championship is sooner or later. Compared with other fans, I may not be so excited. I just love it in my heart.
After the interview, Hou Sha and all the colleagues waiting for them took photos and signed autographs. We also held a meeting for more than an hour in our lounge. I hope this band can be like those sung in their new song. Run, young The giant, even if it will fall.