LA’s soulful electro-R&B duo RKCB chat new Shores EP, tackle global warming and music!
LA’s soulful R&B/dream pop duo RKCB had a breakout year in 2018 with the release of two massive singles (Alone With You Pt. 2 and Know Love) and now the duo has announced the release of their much-anticipated new ‘Shores’ EP, which will be coming out on February 22nd through All Points. In turn, RKCB is sharing Till We’re In The Sea (buy/stream), an ethereal cut from the EP that tackles issues of climate change head-on, a social issue the two are passionate about. In their words regarding the new single,”Till We’re in the Sea was inspired by zooming out of our everyday experience with nature and trying to look at a larger timeline.
We wanted to ask some bigger questions so we grabbed the duo for a quick drilling!!
Q. So to kick it all off, who are RKCB in three words only?
Riley and Casey
Q. Who did you both grow up listening to and what are you listening to right now? Casey: I grew up with lots of Motown (Temptations, Four Tops) around the house. And later on was introduced to electronic music (Daft Punk, Brian Eno). Also Backstreet Boys all day everyday. Now I listen to a lot of ambient music or instrumental hip-hop.
Riley: I grew up listening to a smorgasbord of music ranging from Fleetwood Mac to Linkin Park. My parents are both very into music, so there was always an atmosphere of sharing new music and discovery.
Q. If you could work with any other Producer/ Rapper/ Singer on a record who would it be and why? Tough question, and changes often, but right now we really love what Anderson Paak. is doing. He is an insanely good musician with such taste and intention.
Q. Tell us About the creative process behind the new EP ‘Shores’? We wrote a majority of the EP on a trip to London last year. It was an extremely fluid and effortless experience, as we’d go into a new session every day and leave with a song. Once we got back to LA, we finished everything up and had a fully formed EP, hence the name Shores.
Q. We have a few easy questions for you now, Pick two Celebrities to be your parents; Who? Barack Obama / Nancy Silverton
Q. Rate yourself(s) on a scale of 1-10? Depends on the day but our average sits around 9.1003.
Q. What is your go to emoji? 🥃🍻
Q. Who are your style icon(s)? Ask our girlfriends.
Q. If Hollywood made a movie about your life who would you like to see play the lead role as you? Rami Maleek and John Hamm.
Q. Any gigs, events planned for this or next year? We are currently on tour, hitting all of the US/Canada. Hopefully more to come!