When I first wrote and recorded the demo for this song, I had just gotten laid off from my job back when the pandemic had just started. It was springtime in Portland–my favorite time of the year there– and I was spending most of my time alone in my room, on bike rides, or on scenic drives. I remember recording this demo, the first demo recorded of the whole EP, and driving around aimlessly on scenic highways listening to it. I don’t think I realized it then but these moments of reflection, specifically during solo drives or bike rides, became a huge inspiration for the overall mood of the songs I was recording. You could call it “road trip music” haha. These demos would eventually become Need with the help of Caden Clinton and Lon Beshiri.” – Nic Kielbasa
Over the pandemic, Kielbasa and Clinton have been crafting the Debut effort for Nine Deer – even at times living on the opposite sides of the country. In 2022, the two both relocated to PA where they will make their start as a live band.