Inspired by the New Moon trailer, the viral band Oh, Hush! decided to pay tribute to Bella via Jacob with their catchy song, “Irresistible.” Read on to learn more about the multi-dimensional, yet ever-elusive band:
Explain to readers why the secluded identities and how many people make up the band:
When we started this project we didn’t have much of a plan other than to make it about two things: 1) the MUSIC and 2) the FANS. That’s all that was really important to us. We wanted people to give the music a shot without any kind of expectations or pre-conceived notions about the band. We’re made up of singers, guitar players, bass players, drummers, keyboard players, xylophonists, trianglists, pianists, hand clappers, dog barkers, cowbellers, yodelers, screamers, and autotuners. But on any given day you can say there’s about 5 of us. And after listening to “Shh…I’ve Got A Secret” (one of our songs), I can confirm there’s at least one girl in the band (or else it’s a really really high pitched dude!!?!).
Are you moonlighting as musicians or is this your day job? How do you make money and get your name out there without being signed?
Music is our day job, night job, weekend job, early morning job, late night job and every other job imaginable. We’re really blessed to be able to make music for a living. All of us are also involved in other projects outside of Oh, Hush! as well which keeps us even busier. And as Oh, Hush! has taken off a bit the past year or so, it requires even more of a time commitment. But we’re not complaining. It’s all good news for us!!
What gives you your inspiration for your songs- is there a theme behind them or are they completely random?
I think our music is inspired by everything around us. From our relationships with other people… friends, families, boyfriends/girlfriends. What we watch on TV inspires us. What we read inspires us. I think in a lot of cases our songs revolve around some aspect of a relationship. I keep a notebook (or rather, a lot of notebooks and scraps of paper and cell phone messages to myself) with song ideas that I gather as I’m going through a typical day. And then every once in a while one of those song ideas demands to be written into a full song. Charles Shaw also is very inspirational in the songwriting process!!
Ok, so what’s up with the New Moon song? What’s your ultimate goal with the song- to get it on the soundtrack? To rile up Team Edward fans?
The Twilight books were very inspiring and I remember jotting down little phrases and ideas from the book as I was reading. One day I decided to turn one of those ideas into a full song which became “Irresistible.” I wanted to capture the feelings that Jacob has for Bella in a 3 minute song and that’s what I came up with!
We don’t have any ultimate goal of getting the song on the soundtrack. I mean, we’d love it if they wanted to put it on the soundtrack!! And I really think they do need a few upbeat songs for a few of the scenes in the movie (the motorcycle scene or ending credits). But I think we just wanted to share this song with Twilight-fans because we think they’ll get it and enjoy it!! It’s a lot of fun to tie different art forms together (in this case, music with literature) and we think Twilight fans will be able to appreciate it!
Oh, Hush! has released one 12 song album, titled “The Yellow Album,” and two 5-song digital covers, “Don’t Judge a Record by It’s Covers” and the Christmas EP, “Hush! The Herald Angels Sing.” You can go HERE to purchase their music.