Sonically ambitious and creatively raw, we get “Lucky Star in the A.M.” by Field Guides. The song is an enjoyable dose of indie rock that lends it’s solemn lyrics to the fans that appreciate something thoughtful. The arrangement itself is a wild, precise, mix of instrumentation with a bright energy. If anybody asks for something a little outside the box in the indie realm, this is where you should reach first.
We caught up with Benedict Kupstas of Field Guides to learn more about the band, the song, and the road ahead.
Where does the name ‘Field Guides‘ come from?
Can you tell me about how “Lucky Star in the A.M.” came to be? What piece of it came to you first, and how did you build it from there?
“Lucky Star” seems to be a very personal track, and so I imagine performing it live could feel really vulnerable. Can you tell us a little bit about how you navigate that?
What were you listening to as you wrote This is Just a Place?
When you were putting the album together, how did you go about sequencing the songs?
I couldn’t help but notice the beautiful album art… Can you tell me about how the visual came together?
What do you hope people take away from your music?
If you were able to collaborate with any musician in the world, who would it be?
Where can fans look to keep up to date on what the band is up to?
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