Güero Brown Interview — The Artist behind “Sunny Days” featured in Shuffle Graphic Novel
Güero Brown is a Seattle-based rock band drawing influence from David Bowie, Nick Cave, Neil Young, Jeff Buckley and Tom Petty. Güero Brown’s approach to music-making explores musicality and studio artistry in the vein of Electric Light Orchestra and Steely Dan.
Güero’s song, “Sunny Days” is featured in the upcoming superhero graphic novel, Shuffle. Available for pre-order on Zoop, the comic features David (AKA Shuffle) who gets superpowers based on what songs his suit plays. Too bad his powers only last as long as the songs do…
JD: Can you tell us a bit about your experience in music leading up to now?
Güero Brown: For me, music has been quite a journey. I got into music when I was a teenager when I started learning to play guitar. For years, that was the only instrument I played. I didn’t sing at all. It took some years before I took an interest in singing and writing songs. And it took even longer to write songs that I felt comfortable with. It hasn’t been easy, but it has been a worthwhile experience.
JD: What was the production process like for the song featured in Shuffle?
GB: It was a pretty smooth process. I first wrote the song with my acoustic guitar, and when it came time to record it, I leaned on a couple of good friends in Los Angeles to help flesh the song out in the studio. After that, I mixed it with a good friend in Michigan. It was actually one of the easier songs to finish.
JD: What song have you been listening the most to lately, and what superpower do you think it would give you?
GB: I’ve been listening to a lot of synthwave music lately, actually. It’s hard to pick one song, but I really like “Running in the Night (Feat. Ollie Wride)” by FM-84. It’s such a compelling song. As a superhero, I think it would give me the power to avoid negative outcomes, to arrive just in the nick of time to “save the day.” I realize this concept probably doesn’t fully jibe with the lyrics, but, in me, it evokes hope and the ability to bring about positive change.
JD: What would be the best way for someone reading this to support your music?
GB: The best way would be to go to the Bandcamp page and make a digital purchase, and if they really like the music, share it with friends. Sharing music with friends and bonding over music is a beautiful thing.
JD: Is there anything else you’d like our readers to know?
GB: The musical journey isn’t always linear, or at least it hasn’t been for me. For example, in addition to playing in Güero Brown, I also play drums in a pop-punk band called Straight to Video. It has been a really healthy experience to approach music from a different angle, and it will certainly have an impact when it comes time to write new Güero Brown songs.
You can follow and support Güero Brown using the links below:
- Instagram: le_guero_brown
- Facebook: LeGueroBrown
- Güero Brown Spotify