hey eating cow thanks for being here!
Who are you and where do you come from originally?
I’m Joe Terrell, singer, songwriter and guitar tech. I was born in Florida but moved around the country growing up. I’m glad I ended up in Brooklyn.
When did Eating Cow become a band?
Only recently. I wrote these songs for this album and started recording without a band. All current members are my close friends.
Where does the inspiration come from?
I usually write a song after hearing a sentence that sounds beautiful to me. Chords and melody fall into place once I’ve come up with a rhythmical way to express a few words or phrase that I can’t get out of my head.
What’s the meaning behind your single, Daily Daisy?
Daily Daisy is about someone who was living with his girlfriend before she left him. The idea is that he can barely function anymore, but doesn’t understand what she even meant to him. I imagine the story being told by somebody who’s wasted.
What’s the concept of your upcoming album, A Summer Vacation?
The original idea was that each song would resemble the title track, Special Occasion, and not follow any songwriting rules or guidelines. I wanted the album to sound chaotic and repetitive like most of our lives, but most of the tracks turned into real songs with obtainable formats. I don’t regret a thing.
One of the songs on the record is a cover of The Look of Love. Wanna tell us about it?
I’ve loved this song for years. I’ve always thought it had the potential to be dark and heavy.
Any plans to hit the road?
For now, I’d like to play as many shows in NYC as we can. I think we should try to make it here before we branch out.
What’s next for Eating Cow?
I’d like to start recording a series of collaborations with singers and songwriters who I love and admire. I think two minds are better than one when writing music.