New Noise Magazine is pleased to be bringing forth the exclusive premiere of “Talk” by Reptile Room. The song showcases the meticulous aspect to writing that come from a band honed in on full expression. Their organic flow is brought out in their thoughtful dynamics, their spiraling sound, and their atmospheric presence.
“‘Talk’ started with the hook, the “we don’t talk about it anymore…we don’t love the way we did before” really says everything there is to say. The verses are the details. The song isn’t just about one person or one thing that happened, it’s about everything that’s left unsaid; every little thing that ends up seeping through your cracks and changing things…being without the things you want and need.”
“Talk was originally just a written piano song. we recorded it over calm pads and had a very vibey atmospheric sound. The later/louder sections came days later to really put some power in and add contrast and energy to the lyrics.”
“We like it to stay open to interpretation but the red world through the mirror shows something significant to Sami – she’s troubled on her lost friendship through the lyrics and we bring the red world to her where she can look in and see the ‘truth’ or ‘future’ or that she can move on & let go. We like it not being perfectly clear but this is the idea in some way.” – Reptile Room
Reptile Room is an electro-pop trio formed in Atlanta in 2017 by Bill Zimmerman and brother and sister Sean and Sami Michelsen The three members do all creative work collectively, be it writing, recording and mixing, or editing photos, videos and designing art. They’ve worked with MTV, E! and Redbull, released a self-titled EP listed as one of Creative Loafing’s “25 Atlanta Summer Jams” and have been nominated for an Atlanta Culture Award presented by LiveNation.
Photo by Mike Colletta