Singled Out: Resin's Hoarse


Songstress Niko Antonucci, aka Resin, today shared the story behind her most recent single "Hoarse". The project Resin combines industrial beats and ambient, cinematic soundscapes with grungy vocals. Here is the story:

Sometimes I have this strong almost orgasmic sensation - I feel so inspired and I just have to keep writing new songs. I can't really focus on one track for more than a couple of days; I get too bored, too annoyed - so I usually start something new, something better, something that will, in three days, feel just as annoying. I love these streaks of inspiration, unfortunately they don't happen often enough.

Hoarse was one of those songs - It happened fast and I was into it. I knew that the organ sound was standing out - what a cool, bold sound, I thought for a day...

Back then, I worked as background on movie sets, just to make some extra cash, because my restaurant job was too slow plus I always preferred background work where you just sit and eat all day over running around and socializing with pathetic upscale restaurant patrons.

I was working on a material for my new album, when bored, sitting at background holding area, I opened my old laptop and started opening random projects that I never finished, projects I couldn't even remember.

And so I opened Hoarse. I immediately remembered how annoying that organ sound seemed to me just a few months ago, but this time, I kinda liked it! It was at least decent and it had this particular vibe. I knew that I had to update it big time though - change the beat, add a string quartet and eliminate most of the theremin - and so I did.

I started working immediately in between the takes and then again when I got home. The tracks was ready in a few days.

I had this melody in mind - it didn't seem extremely original but I went with it, even though it just seemed like an obvious choice.

I didn't have lyrics and so I was looking for something that would inspire me. No, I wasn't looking, I wasn't really trying that hard - I was too tired from working as background.

Then I got it. I wrote about my recent experience at this rave festival. I Wrote about my anxiety, my panic attacks, my self control. Fear of death. Constant self judgment and self pity. Self obsession. I felt guilt and pity because I felt such pity and guilt for myself. At this festival, I was surrounded by my friends and my family and their friends and stuff. They all let go, but poor me, I was too afraid to let go. I was just nobody, trying to be somebody cool on drugs. But instead I was terrified and disappointed that I don't feel comfortable, again. Like always. Bummer. Look at all these people tripping, dancing, f***ing. And I can't let go plus they make me really uncomfortable 'cause it's so phony.

I came home and felt frustrated. Had hoarse track going on and this was a perfect event to whine about (besides other aspects of my life - like working as background)

And that's how it all happened.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about Resin right here!

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