I loved the amount of energy that I got when I first heard “Cheap Red Wine” from When In May. Much like the overall recording quality of the track, there was something raw and unpolished about this song in general. Typically, that’s not a good thing. I mean, who wants a critic to call their song “raw” or “unpolished”? But, in the case of “Cheap Red Wine” from When In May, it works and it works perfectly. I jumped on the opportunity to ask Brett, the vocalist, some questions about anything and everything. The interview honestly went just about the way I expected it to.
Everyone says that every crowd is their favorite but, what city has the best audience and why is it Minneapolis?
It’s LA. The people who live there die hard, you have great views and hot women. And who wants to go to Minneapolis?
How would you describe your music to your parents?
Confessions from my bedroom.
What’s the most awkward date you’ve ever been on?
There’s been a few times the girl didn’t look like her picture. But there was one time this happened where the girl had a dead tooth, a smile only a mother could love. It really distracts from the lack of personality. She did pay though.
If you could compare yourself to a bird, what bird would it be and why?
This sounds like a question a furry would ask.
Favorite lyrics of all time?
“Cumming to her lookalikes” The 1975 – “Part of The Band”
What’s your favorite menu item at Taco Bell?
I don’t eat that garbage.
What’s your favorite method of listening to music?
8-track. I only listen to Queen – The Game on 8-track.
When playing Monopoly- who is the banker, who is what “icon”, who is the first to flip the board, and who wins?
I always win, because I embezzle like any good white collar businessman and I look like someone that would.
If you were a famous wrestler, what would be your “walk-out” song and what color would your outfit be?
My walk out would be Our Lady Peace – Whatever and my outfit would be whatever color shirt John Cena is currently repping.
What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?
The 1975 at their very best.
What’s your favorite sport to watch (live or on TV)?
What’s one thing I should know before listening to “Cheap Red Wine”?
I have severe alcohol problems.
What’s your favorite brand of cheap red wine?
Whatever’s at your house.
How much is too much cheap red wine?
What came first– the lyrics or the beat?
There’s a little jazz influence in this track along with a little funk and a whole lot of indie-rock– who would you say your biggest influence was when writing this song?
If you had to have this entire song covered as a jazz instrumental, who would you want to do it?
The Millennial Club
Right now, “Cheap Red Wine” is just a standalone single– could there possibly be more coming?
Anything else you would like people to know about When In May or “Cheap Red Wine”?
We gladly accept your invitation to become your new favorite band.
Much like the music, there was something raw and unpolished about this interview but, again, it just felt right. Brett’s answers were short, to the point, and full of snark which is exactly what I thought I was going to get. The biggest things I learned from this interview are: Never play Monopoly with Brett, Send Brett all 8-tracks of Queen’s ‘The Game’ that I can find, and always have a bottle of cheap red wine in the house in case When In May finally comes to their senses and makes their way to Minneapolis.
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