INTERVIEW: Lost Souls On Broadway

Hi guys welcome to VENTS! How have you been? Thanks for the welcome! We’re glad to be here. We’ve been great! We’re very excited about the upcoming release of our debut album on February 19th!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Cutting The Fool”? Cutting The Fool is one the tunes on our album coming out that has a folk ballad feel with a touch of jazz inspired guitar. A mid-tempo gallop that sets the stage for the story of the song.
Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song? Yes, years ago I had a friend who was having a hard time and in a difficult relationship. We were having a conversation about her struggles and as a result I made the observations via song.

Can you tell us more about the upcoming video? Ah well, we’re still flushing out the ideas for the concept video. We made a “moving picture” album cover video that’s out now that speaks at a high level of what we’d like to do for the video.

The single comes off your new album Anthems For The Fallen – what’s the story behind the title? I got “Cutting the Fool” from an old southern/jazz influenced saying “Cut the Fool”. In it’s original context it’s not as serious, but more of a poking fun. In the context of the song, it’s her final resolve to end the relationship and move on… She’s “Cutting the Fool” from her life.

How was the recording and writing process? The writing process like anything creative has its ups and downs, but overall for the album it went very well. We went through several iterations of demos for each of the song as a preparation for going into the studio. Through that process we re-worked arrangements and parts to what we felt was best for the song. The album recording process itself was fantastic! It was great to work in such a legendary space with the great people that helped us get the album done. It certainly would have not been possible without Dean Davidson.

What was it like to work with Phil Nicolo and how did that relationship develop? Phil was great. The first time walking into the studio and space and seeing all these gold and platinum records with every artist you can think of was definitely intimidating, but Phil’s personality is opening and welcoming and he made it very easy to feel at ease! He likes to joke and kid around and I can hang with the best of them, so it was easy to get comfortable. We got the opportunity to work with Phil via Dean. Dean had known and worked with Phil for many years on Dean’s various projects. When Dean decided to produce the project Phil was the first person to come to name on who he wanted to work with and where to take us.

How much did he get to influence the album? Phil played more of technical role; he was the primary recording/mixing and mastering engineer. Thanks to the long lasting relationship that Dean and Phil has they were able to bounce ideas off each other and make sure that we got the sound that we wanted for each tune.

Any plans to hit the road? In the short term, no… I’d love for us to get out there and perform the album for folks, but we know it’s gonna take some time to get us out there. We’re a new artist and right our focus is on getting the album out there and getting folks to check us out.

What else is happening next in Lost Souls On Broadway’s world? We’ve got a couple of music videos in the can and ready to go. Our next video is for the opening track “Anthem For The Fallen” – It’s a conceptual animated video that was animated and directed by a talented animator out of California, Nick Refuerzo. The video is coming out Feb. 2nd. Then we have a live performance video for “Saved” that will be released sometime later this year.

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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