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INTERVIEW: The Breaking Pattern

Can you talk to us more about your latest single album”There Are Roadmaps In Our Veins”?

TARIOV is our debut album and is an introduction to The Breaking Pattern. The members of the band are all from previous projects and this was our attempt to do something we thought would resonate with a larger audience. While most bands put out EPs to start we thought a full length would give people a greater insight to who we are and give them something more to fall in love with.

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

The album centers around a failing relationship. While I was going through a personal break up of my own during the writing process, I also was taking the experiences of my friends as well, and wanted to write songs that encompass all the various emotions and stages of redefining life after such a strong event.

Any plans to release a video for this or any of the other singles?

We do plan on releasing a music video for our song “Something/Anything” shortly. We are partnering up with Alex Reinhard who hhas produced some of Derek’s stand alone poetry video’s as well as our last video “Let Love Go”.

Why naming the album after this track in particular?

Haha the album title does not actually belong to a particular track. The title was chosen to encompass the themes woven throughout the album.

How was the recording and writing process?

The year we spent in the studio was long, tedious, and absolutely one of the best years of my life. We had friends and fellow musicians from all over the music scene come in and help us write bits and pieces. There was never a dull moment and never a lack of creative energy! We kept the songs anchored in my writing and words while simultaneously opening the door for all kinds of various inputs from all kinds of different individuals we trust and respect.  I think it’s important to have a balance between consistency while still allowing the freedom for experimentation.

What was it like to work with Cory Spotts and how did that relationship develop?

Cory has been a childhood hero of mine and I’ve worked with him multiple times in the past. It was a no brainer we would be back in the studio with him. Just an extremely experienced producer who knows exactly what we’re going for. I think it’s important to have a good personal relationship with your producer, and because our personalities worked well with each other, we were able to really respect each other’s creative opinions and work together to make an album we’re all proud of.

How much did he get to influence the album?

Cory was pretty hands off in terms of lyrics or song structure, so the general ideas always rested on the band and I. But tonally, and if ever the band was split or not knowing how to convey a certain feeling, he was always there to pick up our slack!

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

Again, it is mostly personal experience. Lyrically I’m influenced by literal words. I hear a word or phrase that I like and I write it down. Usually I have themes for songs that will stay in my head for weeks or months. Just ideas that I know need to be talked about or sung about. Generally the words I choose eventually fall in line with those themes until the content is there.

Having shared the stage with some of your biggest influences – what have you learned from those experiences that you are putting in action on your career now?

People are wild and unpredictable. But truly, the remarkable ones are those who have been gifted with enormous talent but continue to cloth themselves in absolute humility. They shake the hand of every fan and don’t leave the venue until they are dragged out. I strive to be that type of artist until the end of my career.

Any plans to hit the road?

Yep! We are working with a booking agent right now to help us do some light touring over the summer in the southwest region. Nothing announced yet, but we’re coming up on it!

What else is happening next in The Breaking Pattern’s world?

We have a music video coming out shortly to accompany the new album. The Summer tour. Several awesome local shows lined up. And a b-sides in the works for later this year!

Thank you again for your time, be sure to tag us on twitter @thebreakpattern for a RT!

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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