Five PM, a dynamic alt-style duo comprising Nina and Shane, has emerged on the music scene with a refreshing sound that beautifully merges the influences of Lana Del Rey, Arctic Monkeys, and Cigarettes After Sex. With their soulful vocals, poignant lyrics, and captivating performances, Five PM is set to captivate audiences and leave an indelible mark on the music industry.
Hailing from diverse musical backgrounds, the girls from Jersey found common ground in their shared passion for alternative music. Their artistic collaboration began organically, driven by a mutual desire to create honest and introspective music. Drawing inspiration from their own personal experiences, as well as the raw and emotive storytelling of their influences, Five PM embarked on a journey to craft a sound that speaks directly to the hearts of their listeners.
Blending elements of alternative pop and indie rock, the duo creates a sonic landscape that evokes a sense of nostalgia while offering a fresh and contemporary take on the genre. Nina and Shane’s harmonious vocals beautifully intertwine, adding a hauntingly beautiful quality to their songs. With heartfelt lyrics that explore themes of love, loss, and self-discovery, Five PM offers a deeply personal and relatable musical experience.
In a recent interview with the team at QEPD, the blog had the opportunity to delve deeper into the world of Five PM and discover the inspirations behind their evocative sound.
Q: How did Five PM come together, and what motivated you to create music as a duo? Nina: Shane and I met through a mutual friend at a local open mic night. We instantly connected over our shared love for alternative music and decided to experiment with writing songs together. The magic we created during those sessions motivated us to pursue music as a duo.
Shane: We both had our individual musical journeys, but there was something special about our collaboration that we couldn’t ignore. The chemistry was undeniable, and we knew we had to explore it further.
Q: Your music has been compared to the likes of Lana Del Rey, Arctic Monkeys, and Cigarettes After Sex. How have these artists influenced your sound? Nina: Lana Del Rey’s sultry allure and her ability to create dreamy atmospheres have definitely left a mark on us. We strive to capture that same captivating quality in our music. The energy and edginess of Arctic Monkeys have also influenced our sound, adding a dynamic element to our compositions. Lastly, Cigarettes After Sex’s intimate and introspective lyricism has inspired us to explore personal and relatable themes in our songs.
Shane: Absolutely. These artists have set the bar high in terms of crafting evocative music that resonates with listeners on a deep level. We aim to create a similar emotional connection through our music, combining their influences with our own unique experiences.
Q: Can you tell us more about Five PM’s highly anticipated debut release and how it aims to enchant listeners and resonate deeply with the complexities of the human experience?
Nina: We’re beyond excited to announce that our debut release is just around the corner. It has been a labor of love, and we’ve poured our hearts and souls into this collection of songs. The upcoming release will showcase our signature alt-style sound while delving into themes of love, self-discovery, and the complexities of human emotions. Musically, we’ve pushed ourselves to explore new sonic territories while staying true to our roots. We’ve blended dreamy melodies, introspective lyrics, and haunting harmonies to create an enchanting experience that we hope will resonate deeply with listeners.