Blurring the lines between rock, rap and psychedelia, Tyler Beans and Rob Higgins present a rather genre-bending sound as Slow Pineapple. We had a chance to speak with the duo about their new single ‘Almost Human’ and much more!
How did you form and how did you come up with the band name ‘Slow Pineapple’?
Slow Pineapple began as a production duo of Rob Higgins and Tyler Beans writing with various artists and singers in Los Angeles and Toronto. The name was formed simply from the first two words that came to our heads – Rob brought the Pineapple and Tyler brought the Slow.
What can you tell us about ‘Almost Human’?
‘Almost Human’ was born during the early weeks of the 2020 lockdown. The lyrical content was centred around the opening chorus line: “Talk is cheap, but in high demand” and focused on our need for validation and the lies we tell ourselves.
What was the writing and recording process like for the single?
It was recorded and mixed entirely in our home studios in Los Angeles and Toronto. Live instruments, real amps and raw performances.
Why did you decide to make a lyric video for ‘Almost Human’?
We decided to make lyric videos for all our songs because everyone loves a fun visual and they are not hard to produce. Being separated during this pandemic has certainly limited the content we can shoot, but we’ve been having fun with what we can accomplish with stock footage and iPhones. Visuals are certainly important, whether it’s a lyric video or just a simple backdrop.
Describe your music in three words.
Against the grain.
Do you have any future plans?
Get ourselves plenty of good ol’ Vitamin D, keep writing songs and maybe even develop a movie. We’ll see; the future is always unexpected and exciting.
Do you have a message for fans and potential fans of Slow Pineapple?
Everything is awesome. The possibilities are endless when you’re part of the right team.