Tempus Sun’s elegant musicianship is on show in their awe-inspiring track Owls. Influenced by the likes of Coldplay, Fleetwood Mac and Mumford and Sons, this Moonee Ponds outfit bring all the feels, and makes you want to boogie.
About the Song: Owls is about opportunity. It is seizing the opportunity to overcome adversity, take risks and follow dreams. It’s quite metaphorical yet open for interpretation. Personally, as musicians we struggle with the potential risks of a career in music. That is our inspiration.
Musical Background: All band members are currently studying at AIM Melbourne.
Musical Heroes: You can’t go past the giants such as Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, Australian standards such as ACDC and INXS and Cold Chisel. But that was the parents’ influence—which you have to love and appreciate—but when we developed our own musical curiosity and explores, we found the cross-pollination of genres! Now we love Mumford and Sons, Fleetwood Mac, Missy Higgins, Boy and Bear, Coldplay and John Denver—to name a few!
Best Gig: Definitely seeing Coldplay at Etihad Stadium in 2012! They made no sacrifices in their live performance when compared to their studio recorded material, showing honest musicianship! Upon making a mistake in the opening of ‘Speed of Sound’, they simply stopped, had a laugh and started again—this made them more relatable and served to humanise the band.