The duo are like brother and sister. They are really silly and like to joke around alot. Lucky for them too, because what started as a joke evolved into something that has become a unique hallmark to their sound:
"Ring Of Fire" Johnny Cash Cover by The Sun Raze
Coconut music is a special brand of cover music that is made using only vocals and household items. No real instruments are permitted, only pencils, desktop surfaces, mardi gras beads and of course - coconuts! ...Basically whatever you can find lying around your room, that will make a suitable instrument.
They’ve crafted a style of that lends itself more toward vocal instrumentation than plain singing. "We kinda combined beat boxing and beating on the table but with singing. It’s fun and it feels good," says Novakane.
Though The Sun Raze love to laugh and play, creating is quite a serious affair, especially when it comes to recording and mixing the coconut music. It’s like building a vocal sculpture from the ground up. Putting in hours upon hours of time, tweeking and tweeking – trying to get it right.
"Sometimes it all falls right in place. Other times, we have to cut and carve – and then rebuild – maybe even come back another day and try again. It’s a labor of love – that’s just as painstaking as it is therapeutic."
Any the little mistakes – glitches – off notes- you have to go in and fix that. Even harder, is sometimes deciding to let the mistakes live and remain in the final mix. "We want it too sound good, but organic too - so sometimes we just leave the mistakes ".
Making coconut music is almost like a form of weight training. Because it’s all acapella – there’s no pre-recorded music to hide behind. It's free and its raw, but still you can tell alot of work went into it. This is like training in one hundred times gravity. Then when the weights come off – your so confident.
[Verse 1] Love is a burning thing And it makes a firery ring Bound by wild desire I fell in to a ring of fire [Chorus] I fell into a burning ring of fire I went down, down, down And the flames went higher And it burns, burns, burns The ring of fire The ring of fire I fell into a burning ring of fire I went down, down, down And the flames went higher And it burns, burns, burns The ring of fire The ring of fire [Verse 2] The taste of love is sweet When hearts like ours meet I fell for you like a child Oh, but the fire went wild