We had the good fortune of connecting with corner club and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi corner club, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
Initially, it was difficult for us to figure out how to balance work, relationships, our social lives, and other hobbies with music. Over time, we decided that making music was a full-time passion for us and realized that we shouldn’t take this time for granted. Nowadays, we’ve built our lives around not compromising between pursuing our full-time careers and our commitment to music, whether by moving closer to each other or setting aside time to coordinate our calendars and travel.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Our approach to music-making is very intentional. Every sound and placement represents something specific to us, whether it’s a memory, a feeling, or just a piece of our everyday lives. We like to think of ourselves as storytellers, teasing out the intimate moments from our lives and imagining what people passing by might be going through in any given moment.

It took us a long time to finish little love lullabies, our debut EP. We have endless ideas and pretty short attention spans, so it took a lot of discipline for us to sit down and focus on finishing one thing over the course of half a year. We know all about the heartbreaks in each others’ lives, so it was an emotional project for us to relive some of those shared memories. The period spent writing the EP will always occupy a special place in our hearts.

As independent artists, we record and produce everything from our bedrooms, as well as do our own design, merch, and web work. When the “business” side of things starts to overwhelm the enjoyment we get out of making music, we take a step back and jam out new ideas and remind ourselves why we started this duo in the first place. Our sound is ever evolving – sometimes it feels like we’re trying to catch up with the sounds we hear in our heads, but that’s what makes this journey so exciting.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
It’s 8am. We’re waking up for fresh sponge cake from Kam Hing Coffee Shop, the fluffiest sponge cake around town. Hungry again? Off to the halal carts in Midtown, hidden gems if you know the right one. The food never stops! Back to Chinatown for BBQ pork banh mis from Banh Mi Saigon (been a loyal customer for three generations). We’ll take a short break to digest with a peaceful stroll through the Noguchi Museum in Queens. In fact, make it a day trip and we’re off to Flushing for street cart skewers, hole-in-the-wall breakfast spots, and the food hall in the basement of New World Mall. Cap it off with long walks & talks along the Hudson at night all the way back to home cocktails on our roof 🙂

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shoutout to our respective roommates, past and present, for dealing with our late night jam sessions and general chaos! Making music is no fun unless there’s someone there to listen, and it’s important to have people who can give honest feedback.

Website: https://cornerclubofficial.com

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Image Credits
Tara Hatzidakis, Helen Liu, Emily Lin

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