Super Duper is another classic tale of me being very stubborn about an idea and bringing it to life over years.
The idea was originally conceived in like 2016?? When @junglege0rge
and I were driving back from Niagara Falls. He said ‘you should write a song called Super Duper Party People”. “Umm YES I should” was my response. At that moment we tried to come up with some ideas in the air, and nothing stuck. A year or so later I was in Denmark doing a writing camp. I woke up at 4:00 am from the jet lag and randomly put my iTunes on shuffle. A loop came on playing the bass riff you now hear in SDPP. It was a loop that Ollie from @weareoliver
had sent a long time ago and I’d forgotten about. It clicked- this was Super Duper Party People! I called George who hadn’t gone to bed yet in LA and we proceeded to write all the “rap” verses (lol) while cackling over Skype. For 2 years after that, SDPP super horrible rough demo done on my computer mic, sat in my folders, and I didn’t share with my team, because it sounded so silly/ bad quality, I knew no one would understand how good it could be. CUT TO-
2019 -Cape God all but done, I felt that it was lacking a song that got across the wackiness and crude humor that makes me, me (even as a melancholic teenager). Could this be the moment for SDPP I thought? I shared it with @oscar_gorres
as we prepared for my final trip to Sweden and he liked it! While in Sweden we did the production from scratch and wrote the “Don’t stop the music, I don’t wanna lose it” part. Which musically, served a very important function and built the bridge into the world of Cape God . We had Julius, Oscar’s publisher doing a lot of the background vocals. His Swedish accent ended up inspiring how I sang “SUPA” hahah. Once finished it felt like it took the listener into the party the 2nd half of Cape God is centered around. Though some naysayers claim it isn’t “cohesive”. It’s cohesive to me ok? 🤪
Honestly I love this song and I doing it live is the MOST fun. On the Marina tour, even though it wasn’t released, it would get the biggest reaction of the set and I would always lose my shit. The end.