Fantasy City, an Auckland-based sibling combo, produces feel-good music with distinctive melodies and wonderful dance vibes with electronic elements, with inspirations from Marron 5 and a very unique style of freestyling their music into life. They produce something unique and utterly different, as seen by their current single “Galileo (Up All Night),” which was published on October 6th. “Galileo (Up All Night)” has a high production quality that complements the song’s outstanding vocal abilities. But, no matter how amazing everything else is, the appeal is all in the singing. The arrangement and technique utilized by the duo to produce this great track truly struck us, so we spoke with them.
SONGWEB: Tell us about yourself and how your work as an artist influenced it.
ANT TARRANT: Ant: I’m currently in Mexico on a video call with my brother Nick in New Zealand creating more tracks. I love to travel, in the world, through my feelings, and in my mind, there are connections to be made everywhere, that’s the primary source of inspiration for me. Nick has an incredible ear for modern music that makes you go ‘oooo’, he just has a knack for saying yes or no to an element so we mixed our vibes for our current sound.
SONGWEB: What are the essential qualities that make you a good artist?
ANT TARRANT: The only thing I can say here is that both Nick and I love the music we put out at, the end of the story. We aren’t pressured at all by others for our new project Fantasy City. Others can be the judge of if they think it’s good or not.
SONGWEB: How would you go about energizing a tired audience?
ANT TARRANT: A few years ago at a festival, the entire crowd was sitting down so I made them a deal and said, “if we play the funkiest song ever, will you get up and dance?” They agreed and I fully improvised a song called ‘the funkiest song ever. The entire crowd got up and danced, it was pretty funky. One of the best gigs I’ve ever played. Those who know, know.
SONGWEB: Where do you get your inspiration and what trends influence your work?
ANT TARRANT: Travel, love, connection, family, freestyle. There’s so much out there these days, it all mixes into one and whatever comes out comes out. I’ve never boxed myself in. Nick is a sick rapper and we both freestyle a lot with each other which has created the start of some of our songs. We like to think we’re pretty G but we’re not quite Harry Mack.
SONGWEB: Could you tell us about your current project and its production process?
ANT TARRANT: Earlier in the year Nick and I lived together for two months. We ended up writing about 6 songs and we loved all of them (which is very rare). I’ve been writing songs for a long time but there’s special brotherly chemistry we have that we’d never explored before. Those were probably the deepest moments we’ve connected since we were kids and a fire started. This is just the beginning, Galileo is the first song we officially put out as Fantasy City and by gosh we have more.
SONGWEB: Could you describe the objective of your work?
ANT TARRANT: Make people dance, fall in love, and want to be one with the stars like Galileo did.
SONGWEB: Describe how we can help you advance your career.
ANT TARRANT: Give us a billion dollars.
SONGWEB: What have critics and collectors had to say about your work?
ANT TARRANT: “An energetic, upbeat composition that practically forces the listener to invade the dance hall.”
“Galileo (Up All Night)” provides listeners with a very thrilling experience, with electronic components that complement the tone of the song. The captivating melodies and upbeat lyrics set it out from a myriad of songs in the same genre.
Listen to “Galileo (Up All Night)” by Ant Tarrant on Spotify and let us know your thoughts. Cheers!
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