An interview with 2.40

The new fascinating  single by 2.40 has it all. Adela Jens’ intense vocals, a super saturated bass line that kicks you in the stomach and a possessed, trap flavoured beat produced by Gut.k.

  • Please introduce yourself

2.40 is formed of two artists : Gut.k producer (House/Techno/hip-Hop) and Adela Jens, singer and songwriter. The two students are based in Paris and Nottingham and met with a common goal, supporting Adela Jens’ aspiration to build a personal music project around her unique story telling ideas, lyrics and melodies written after experiencing a traumatic period in her life.

The first EP spans a youth searching for a sense of reality, a world in which she asserts herself step by step, turning her sensitivity into a strength. After working for a long time on how to evoke their various influences, the duet found themselves working on productions that venture into alternative pop and trip-hop and using methods of trap, house and techno. The musical identity resulted in a contrast of cold and industrial shaped sounds meeting a warm and smooth voice, exploding with feeling.

  • Describe your sound in 3 words

Industrial shaped sounds, sultry, independent

  • What is the story behind your name?

2.40 means two for tea. Gut.k makes his own ice tea and we usually work together while drinking it.

  • Which are your major music influences?

Lorde, Georgia and Billie Elish for their modern approach of pop music, we also listened a lot to Moderat and Portishead to shape our sound.

  • What is your favorite album of the past year?

Rosalia – El Mar Querer (Spanish artists) and Luidji – Tristesse Business Vol1 (french artist)

  • What would be your dream performance venue?

Our dream performance venue would be the Bataclan.

  • How do you relate to the Paris music scene? Which city do you think is the world capital of music?

We’re a brand new band. Electronic music is quite an important scene in Paris, we believe they are opportunities for pop bands singing in English, despite the fact that full English written projects represents a minority.

We believe the capital city of music is Spotify 😉

Joke aside, all genres get good representations worldwide thanks to streaming, and good music gets to pop out from everywhere. It feels like you can live in the Norway countryside and be the next big thing so it’s hard to define a single place as “the capital of music”.

  • One last thing we should know about you?

Starting from scratch and launching our music project, has been challenging but we believe our independence is a strength. We only surround ourselves with independent artists we trust or long time friends. It enabled us to find our sound, and daily think with a free mind, but also learn from our own experiences.

Thanks 2.40!

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