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Chairs in the Arno “Winter Song” (Influenza)

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Chairs in the Arno File Folder

Approach Influenza as a series which serves to help give insight as to where music is born; these are the thoughts, influences and the inspirations directly from the mind of the artist. In this, the second of two parts featuring music from the Saint Helena based electronic quartet Chairs in the Arno, bassist Jeffrey Knight discusses how skateboarding lead to inspiration on the band’s recent album File Folder.

On “Winter Song”:

Jeff (Excel) and I were on our way to the Fairfield skate park when we decided to work on lyrics for an otherwise complete song. I threw out a subject that was near and dear to my heart at the time: summertime is for having fun damn it and I want to start having some more of it! I guess I was feeling a little overworked at the time. The weekday morning shift at our local coffee shop left me drained. We skated the park for a bit and started hammering out the lyrics on the way back to St. Helena. We threw in all the stuff that represents summer fun to us: water fights, neighborhood mischief, skipping work, and road trips. – Jeff Knight