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INTERVIEW: Bear Fight

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Been doing great! Super happy about our release.

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

She was written at a makeshift studio of someone’s home, and the demo was recorded there. It was never really intended to be our breakout song but the direction it went was hard to be ignored. We just ran with it, and it’s been doing pretty well.

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

One event was when Michael met with a long time friend who had given up tremendous potential to remain at home with a boyfriend instead of embarking on a college experience or expressing themselves as an individual.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Most likely a lyric video with some awesome visuals. We are lucky enough to know some very talented visual artists.

How was the recording and writing process?

The writing process took place in about 15 minutes, and we had the full song. It’s not a very complicated song, only having three chords and only about 2:40 in length. We wanted it to be straight to the point. It’s a statement for ourselves and how we plan on our future.

What was it like to work with Adam Castillas and how did that relationship develop?

It was a long process but we finally got it to work. Michael and Adam worked together mixing and engineering, and they actually met at a studio in Silverlake through some other unrelated project.

How much did he influence the album?

We try to stay as true as we can to our vision, as most artists tend to do. However he had amazing vintage gear that we were more than excited to get our hands on. He influenced us to record at Grandmaster Recorders in Hollywood, a really old studio that has years of talent in it’s halls. It was a great experience.

What role does Coachella plays on your music?

Being a band from the area, we recognized that you must separate yourself as an artist. Do something that stands out, or make music that no one has heard before. We learned that if you chase a genre, or chase a specific trend or sound, you’ll always fall behind.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

Of course! We are set to release our next single “Harlem” on March 24th. We can’t wait! After that we are hitting the studio again to record another batch of songs to keep in the back pocket, ready for release. We will most likely have an EP out by the Fall.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

“Harlem” will be released March 24th, and it’s a lot slower than “She” but definitely has a distinct vibe.

What other poems have been influencing your material?

A lot of Velvet Underground, a lot of Morrissey, a lot of Orwell and Huxley.

Any plans to hit the road?

Right now recording and development are the main focus, from there we will hit the road with all the ammo we are stocking up right now with new material and merchandise and such.

What else is happening next in Bear Fight’s world?

Hitting the studio, and a release of our second ever single on March 24th! March 30th we will be headlining the Satellite in Los Angeles CA.

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