Based in San Francisco, The Bobbleheads, have kept true to their sound of pop-rock with infectious songwriting. The guys that make up The Bobbleheads are fully of joy and love, which radiates through their music and each of their own personas. Since they put out their first record, Automatic Fun, The Bobbleheads have continued their quest to write, create and perform music that their fans will enjoy, and they’re doing a fab job in doing so. The quartet also write and sing about important matters, which is prevalent on their new album, Myths & Fables, out now. The album still contains their fun and catchy songs, but they also focus on the mature matters, exemplified in their latest single and music video for “I Really See You.” The single tackles hope, yet acknowledges the communication problems that all people in relationships face.
The Bobbleheads’ music video for their single “I Really See You” features the band’s hometown of San Francisco, and features a young couple on a date, although there is a mysterious quality to the both of them, especially with the man’s face covered in gauze. Watch the music video below to find out why!
You guys have been creating music since 2003. How do you all keep the creativity and passion for your music flowing?
John Ashfield: Music is fun, and there are always new things to try! New sounds, new chords, new newness. The latest lineup of the band has been totally inspirational as well! Everyone in the band likes a lot of different music, so things can run in a bunch of directions. The thing to remember is that while you sometimes have to work on music, you “play” music. Keeping the process playful is important.
Your latest album, Myths & Fables, features the signature sound and writing of The Bobbleheads, while also dealing with real issues like communication between individuals. What was the writing and recording process like for this album?
John: The writing process happened a few different ways. Some songs I brought in fully formed, some were only half formed, and some came out of jam sessions with the guys in the band. The recording process was with Doug Hilsinger and he usually would have us run down the song live, then start one by one layering up the parts. So… this way you get a live feel, but you can work on a lot of detailed parts as well.
The music video for “I Really See You” is visually engaging and quite interesting and mysterious. How involved with the conception and direction of the video were you all?
John: Fred Gebhardt directed that video and came up with the concept. One of the ideas was that you see the band in a given scene because the main character has his headphones on! The Bobbleheads go with you!
What’s next for the remainder of the year?
John: Gigs, rehearsals, new songs for the next album! More fun and grooviness!