Being married is a huge commitment and undertaking. It’s saying that you want to spend the rest of your life (most of the time) with someone and love them no matter what. I’ve always seen bands and whatnot like that as well. But does that promise of forever double when you marry your musical mate? When it comes to Australia’s Syre & Fresko, that has to be the case. This couple has said their vows and now have vowed their devotion to not only their musical careers but the little bun they got cooking in the oven.
So continue on this journey as we learn from one half of Syre & Fresko about denial, decorating and more…
Kendra: What’s the number one positive and negative thing about working and making music with your spouse?
Syre: Both of us made a decision very early on to be completely honest about the music and each others’ ideas. We decided we’re not allowed to take offense if the other person thinks something sucks! So it’s actually a really great method for just practicing blunt honesty. It doesn’t mean the cuts don’t hurt sometimes, but we agree to move on and we know it’s for the greater good.
The negative would be when your duties as a music partner are interrupted by your duties as a spouse. For example, if one of us wants to take a little hiatus, and the other wants to practice, do you hang out with your partner, or do you push them to do the work? I guess we all wear different hats for different things, and in our case, sometimes both hats at the same time!
Kendra: For those not from Australia – our knowledge is extremely limited. So if you had to compare your debut EP to somewhere in your native land, where would it be and why?
Syre: Probably Melbourne – the main reason being its diversity. It’s got elements of the chilled out LA coast, as well as bustling New York, in amongst it also being a little bit Nashville. With sometimes seemingly endless variations, it’s amazing how the Melbourne music scene is also a really great community to be a part of, and it all seems to work well together.
Kendra: One of the songs that caught my attention was “Deny It All The Way.” So what’s something you deny all the time?
Syre: We’d be lying if we said we didn’t have doubts about our own role in the music industry, but we keep denying these doubts by making positive steps towards making it work. It’s weird how doubt seems to exist – how does it get there in the first place? Regardless, we don’t really talk or focus on our doubts, instead we’ve learned to push straight through and just be active.
Kendra: What about “Heaven Has a Room,” if there was a room up there how would it be decorated?
Syre: Haha would it be weird if it had a massive awesome state-of-the-art studio? We’re putting that on the list for the next set of heavenly sounds!!
Kendra: Will you be pushing your unborn little one towards music at all?
Syre: Honestly our child can do whatever it wants. Being that it will be around music frequently, it’s probably more likely that it will pick up the music vibe, but we’re not fussed. If it does veer towards something sporty, then that would be kind of weird, cause neither of us are really strongly inclined in that way (although we do try to keep fit). Secretly through we would be really proud if it did become a little musical genius haha!
Kendra: If you had to make a mixtape for the upcoming addition to your family, what five songs would have to be on it?