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INTERVIEW: Snowpoet

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

We have been very well thank you. We’ve just reemerged from Christmas and New Year – a precious time with our families and friends, so all is well in heart and head.

I also got to drink really good Guiness back in Ireland so that’ll keep me happy for a while 😉

Can you tell us more about the story behind your track ¨Waves¨?

Sure. I suppose it’s a song that reflects different emotional states. It’s introspective and about the lives we lead and the meaning behind our actions. It has been said that the song depicts depression but I don’t hear the lyrics like that and this is what I like about music so much, everyone can interpret their own meaning into the words and sound.

Did any event in particular inspire the song?

For me, the words and story were inspired by a picture taken a long time ago where I am a little girl and I’m sitting with my brother, my cousin and a load of my aunties – we are all stuffed onto a bed and laughing. The duvet is covered in red hearts and we are all having a moment. I look at that photo and it takes me right back to a very specific place, feeling and uncomplicated existence. Life is not that simple anymore but it’s important to remember that sometimes it can be just that; a memory, a feeling, an emotion.

The single comes off your new self-titled album – why naming the record after the band?

We wanted to keep things simple really. There are a lot of lyrics, spoken and sung word and track names so it made sense for us to have the debut album just as Snowpoet.

How was the recording and writing process?

It’s always great fun to be honest. As a band we like spending time together creating and evolving. We made the album in Giant Wafer, an amazing studio in Wales – the countryside, the birdsong, the air – an idyllic location and space that nurtures the creative flow.

On which life struggles and ¨first world problems¨ did you guys focus on this record?

Ooo…that’s a hard one. I don’t think we set out to focus on any struggles or problems in the songs. And as I was saying, everyone will interpret your music in a different way and this is what makes it interesting. We begin with small fragments of ideas and the internal dialogue and stories grow from these fragments into a song. But we do talk about love, loss, beauty and truth in all their manifestations.

The band is known for their folk tunes, however songs like ¨Mermaid¨ had few Jazz elements into it – so can we expect a pretty eclectic record?

Yes it’s a mixed bag!

Any plans to hit the road?

Yes, we have some gigs in Europe a little further on in 2016 which we’ll reveal in due course on our website and Facebook etc. Our album launch is on 29/01/16 at the St Pancras Old Church in London. Hope to catch you there.

What else is happening next in Snowpoet´s world?

We have started to write some new music and looking this time to potentially collaborate with some of our favourite artists. We’ll keep you posted.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, play guitar, music geek, movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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