From Denver, The rock band Wiff gives us “Earplugs,” a song full of head-banging energy.
Wiff is a rock band from Denver, formed when long-time drummer Peter started creating music with his son Quinn. Their project has grown and is making a name in the rock scene.
They are Peter Higgins on the guitar and vocals, Quinn Higgins on the drums, Jonathan Snyder on the guitar, and Wes Luna on the bass.
“Earplugs” is about a lazy day we all have once in a while. People close to you might judge you when it happens, but taking your time is crucial when making art. Music is no exception, and the results are fantastic.
Hit the play button and get ready to rock along. It starts with Peter’s vocals and a fast-paced guitar. It soon becomes a wall of sound with a distorted guitar playing powerful chords. The bass and drums get in, stomping like a cascade. The instrumentals are a charge of energy. Thus, it is climatic when you get to the solo.
When you hear “Earplugs,” you can tell that the guys from Wiff are having fun, which is contagious. It has strong vibes from the best of the 2000’s decade, catchy and energizing. The sound runs from your ears to your head and limbs. You can’t help but start moving your feet and bang your head at the compass with “Earplugs.”
Put in your earplugs, hit the play button on “Earplugs,” and take out your air guitar.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Wiff. We're wildly impressed with the concept of your recent hit "Earplugs." What inspired you to create this catchy yet meaningful anthem? It’s a song written while I was unemployed, and it’s mainly about the feeling of worthlessness and the mood swings that come with that situation. What was the most memorable moment when making “Earplugs"? I recorded the record mostly by myself. I play everything except bass on Earplugs. In the past, I had done the process of recording drums and then layering on guitars and vocals when recording demos on my eight-track, but never in a real studio. So I wasn’t sure how it was gonna sound in the end. When I started putting guitars over my drum tracks, and it actually sounded good, there was definitely a moment of relief and like, “Ok. This is gonna work.”
Could you break down the band's creative process when crafting the dynamic production and instrumentals for "Earplugs?" When I used to record the drum parts first, I would play the songs from memory when recording demos on my own. I felt like the performances always came out a little stiff, though, because I was so focused on remembering the song in my head while playing. So for this record, I settled on recording a scratch guitar and vocal over a generic drum loop and then playing with that to record drums. That worked out really well. It allowed me to practice the drum parts a lot beforehand and also served as a click-track for the sessions. And then, once the drums were done, our old bass player Nick and I could practice the songs along with the actual drum tracks that would be on the record before recording. The whole process was surprisingly smooth, considering I had never done it before. And I think it contributed towards the record sounding like a full band, even though it’s not. What main message did you want listeners to take away from "Earplugs?" I’m not that sure I WANT the listener to take any message. I’m just communicating a feeling. The listener can take it or leave it. But I suppose the lyrical message is: We all sometimes feel like losers. But hang tight; this too shall pass.