Songs come from many places for the University of Florida grads on their sophomore effort, "The Moon Rang Like a Bell."
“I’m really excited," says Hundred Waters vocalist Nicole Miglis. "We’ve been writing these songs for so long and now we get to perform them in real time.”
The indie electronic folk band formed in Gainesville, Florida in October 2011, and they'll play One Eyed Jacks Wednesday. They were the first indie act to sign to Skrillex’s prestigious OWSLA label. Hundred Waters were a natural fit, with songs drenched in atmospheric synths, spacey percussion, and vocals that are at times haunting and euphoric. Miglis has been inspired by the optimism and determination of the other artists on OWSLA, and it has inspired her writing process.
“It’s a labor of love," Miglis says. "If you see where a song could go, and you know it’s going to take a lot of work to get it there, then you do it.”
She loves to create, and as a poet, painter and musician, there are often artistic fusions. The first song on the band's new album, The Moon Rang Like a Bell, was written as a journal entry she happened to sing. “Everyone heard it accidentally and really wanted it to be first,” she laughs.
“The songs have not existed in the present," Miglis says, anticipating the tour. "Now we’re going to perform them in front of people; I’m so excited to see how that feels.”