“We were asked to do a collab together for the first time. At first, as a joke, we threw out totally opposite ideas and vibes to the creative team saying "hey could you make something work meshing these two vibes?". John's 'feel' was a death metal song, and my 'feel' was a song on the Ukelele by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. Island vibes. We were expecting a laughing email back and instead of more jokes, they immediately sent us mockups of the goggle pretty similar to the finished product. And we were like, ‘actually, that's kind of sick.’ I still don't know if they knew we were trying to give them a hard time and joking initially.” - Angel Collinson
“The basic idea was a sibling collab- and although Angel and I are super close and similar in lots of ways, we are also near opposites in others, so that comes across with the opposing black/ white. But then we sent in two songs to the team - mine was a favorite metal song, and angel sent over the ukulele version of over the rainbow, so the lightning and bird of paradise were born together. Ride the Lightning is an all time favorite of mine, and a common poster tag line for movie premiere season, so I like that. I’m stoked on how they turned out- nice and crisp.” - Johnny Collinson
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