Feature: The Anatomy of 'Falling' with LEISURE

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Photo by Taylor Mansfield
Last year, New Zealand band LEISURE shared their smooth single 'Falling'. Tom Young from the band gives us an insight into how the mesmerising track came to life.

I wrote ‘Falling’...
at a beach house outside the small town of Raglan on the west coast of New Zealand. LEISURE has a healthy habit of renting isolated Air B&B’s and flipping them into studios - it helps us get into a certain zone where the only thing that concerns us for a week or so is writing music and whether or not we have enough alcohol in the fridge.

The story behind ‘Falling’ is... Josh and myself began work on the track when the other boys were in a room at the other end of the house working on something else. Josh asked me what kind of beat I’d like and I said something along the lines of “psychedelic and sexy”. We then layered it up with guitars and synths before laying the vocals down. I think the whole thing only took us about 2 hours from start to finish.

My favourite lyric is... ”Someone come save me from falling in love”

It was made... after I had just met my current fiancé. I had just gotten out of a 6-or so month relationship a week before I met her so the timing was really strange and caused a bit of friction. It’s about succumbing to your heart despite your logical mind and/or the surrounding situation.

My main inspiration was... the girl I had just met and the way she made me feel.

It sounds best when... you turn the lights down low and smoke out the room with your significant other.

Listen to 'Falling' by LEISURE below: