INTERVIEW: Speaker First

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “The Anthem”?

The song is about our struggle as a band, our blood sweat and tears. the song is talking about the blues, about the pain, and suffer, about the emptiness and loneliness, that kind of “Blues” situation in life, but we still believe that God Knows what best for us, and  as long as we doin our best in life, its all about time God will show the way to a better situation. All you need is persistence, hard work, hope, and faith.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

The Anthem basically is the story of speaker first. Every event whether it is sad or happy inspired us to write this song, Hopefully this song will be “the anthem” for those who share the same difficulties and obstacles like us, so they can fight and do their very best,  And we can inspire them with this song as well.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

We have a plan to release a video of course. Hopefully it would be soon enough.

How was the recording and writing process?

The recording process was a blast. We got the chance to do it at air studios one of the legendary studio in London, It was a proud moments for us to be able to follow the steps of our heroes such oasis, the police, etc.

What role does West Java plays in your music?

West Java especially Bandung as our hometown plays a great role for our music. It is a tough place to be an artist with its unforgiving scene for ingenuity and exceptional minds and talents. You have to give all your best to survive here.

How has your upbringing have influence you as an artist?

We all came from different backgrounds (except for the twins Beni and Boni). Attir with his street and rebellious style, Beni and Boni with their smooth, suave, and calm attitude. All of those influenced and colorized our style as an artist.

How has Led Zeppelin and Kings of Leon have influence your writing?

We really look up to those bands. We always look for the ‘roots’ in our music. Not just some instant one hit wonder type of an artist. Because it would make us last longer if not everlasting. If you master the roots you can always adapt to a new kind of music and how you can incorporate it to your songs so the possibility in the creative process would be limitless.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along? Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Hopefully we can get a label soon so, more people will  listen to our music.

Any plans to hit the road?

We are going to do ‘The Anthem Tour’ West Coast USA on 23 Feb – 7 Mar 2017. This is a radio and showcase tour to promote our singles. Hopefully we can come across to your hometown.

What else is happening next in Speaker First’s world?

Please check for updates on our web and social media. The next single is ready and will be released soon enough.

We are still keep making music, doing the gigs and  exploring the  new sound and the tunes as well to  our next title.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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