Music and Knowhere
Elizabeth and I have been scouting similar animated TV shows for what we like and don’t like. Our show revolves around a little boy and the crazy, fun, and exciting adventures that he embarks on with his closest buddies. We want the music to reflect that.
Gracie: Whether it's on the speakers, my headphones, or just in my mind music is always playing. The music that I listen to all depends on what I’m doing. If I’m working out there is Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, or any other upbeat pop queen you can think of. If I am cooking, there’s usually bands that my dad listens to playing over the speakers. Whatever genre is playing usually is reflective of what mood I am in. Music is such a beautiful artform because there are full stories that are told within just a couple minutes.
Elizabeth: I don't tend to listen to music when I write or draw (or are even in the longer development phase of a project) because I tend to become a little too impacted by whichever song or album is playing and it shows on the page. When I do listen, however, I am a huge fan of The Goat Rodeo Sessions with Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Stuart Duncan, and Edgar Meyer. The entire album feels like a storybook unfolding with twists, turns, heartbreak, and joy. I also tend to listen to show tunes and film soundtracks on repeat until everyone around me wants to throw the phone out the window. I guess the long and the short of it is, I adore music that has story baked right in.
Elizabeth and I might have different day-to-day styles of music but when we boil it down what's left is a love for hearing what the artist has to say. Music has an impact and elevates stories in ways that dialogue can’t. We hope that the sounds and music in the town of Knowhere showcase the love and joy that it possesses.