After seven years as the frontman and primary songwriter for sunny folk/rock band The Future Laureates, Hiber's Danny Surico saw What You Wanted as a way of challenging himself creatively. "I wanted to see what would happen if I took everything I learned about songwriting over seven years, placed that knowledge in a space-time accelerator, and cultivated a new group of collaborators to help realize my vision for a slightly darker, pop/rock EP", Surico describes. "There is a sadness and anger that comes through in some of these songs, but I still hope to convey a positive message in my lyrics."
The resulting tracks have darker vibes housed within familiar pop melodies and song structures. Another new element for Surico is the incorporation of electronic elements, like synths and programmed beats, to compliment the live instrumentation of guitars, bass, percussion and vocals. With these new songs, Surico hopes listeners will identify with the angst and struggle that permeate throughout: "My hope is that even if not every song or lyric resonates, there's something, even just a line or phrase, that strikes a chord with listeners."
Hiber is a brand new pop-rock band from Chicago, nodding to influences in electronic music, indie rock and R&B. With a name that plays off the inevitable hibernation of Windy City-dwellers every winter, Hiber opted for a studio den filled with frenetic creativity this year, and emerged with a project envisioned by frontman and primary songwriter, Danny Surico. With songs helmed by producer, Yoo Soo Kim - whose work has been featured on and in ads for BMW, Nissan, Bing, and NPR - Hiber will hit the road this spring in support of their debut EP, What You Wanted.
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