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INTERVIEW: Space Lemon

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

I’m good! Thank you for having me as a guest, it’s a pleasure!

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

Alone Again is a song that reflects our feeling of being lost in this land, or maybe not! I really like to hear all the different interpretations of our work, even in the band each one of us  relate to this song in our personal way.

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

The truth is that I was on a plane, looking at the faces of the people like if they were silently going nowhere; I felt very alone in that crowd, I imagined all of us going nowhere for absolutely no reason. We waste a lot of miles running in our society, but where are we really going? and what are we running away from? Maybe from each other.

Can you tell us more about your upcoming music video?

It’s too soon to talk about it, but we’re going to take it even further than Alone Again, that’s for sure.

The single comes off your debut EP – why naming the record after the band? Is it because it’s a very personal, introductive record?

That’s right! All the songs are very personal, we thought it would be a good idea to show at first what Space Lemon is about.

How was the recording and writing process?

It was beautiful, inspiring, but also difficult. We knew our songs very well but we really didn’t know what it took to put them in a record. We definitely grew up a lot after that experience. We are a different band now, we know what we want and how to get it.

What was it like to work with Jaron Luksa and how did that relationship develop?

What I personally liked about working with him is how he perceived the good in our music, pushing us to use our full potential at that time to come up with different parts and sounds. I said “at that time” because I think our potential has heavily increased in the last months, anyway, we are very good friends with Jaron now, how could we not after that journey!

How much did he get to influence the album?

Like I said, he supported us a lot finding better solutions for our songs, from sounds to sections, in any possible way.

His knowledge helped us find a better language for our music, and also taught us a different approach to songwriting.

Coming from different cultures and places around the world – how has this influence the band and sound?

Our cultural differences don’t really matter when we all play together. All that matters is our mutual love for music. I absolutely love playing with my guys.

Do you try to blend all your cultures?

We don’t have to. Cultural collisions are a very strong inspirational force, just like stars rising from the clashes of different elements in the vastity of universe.

Any plans to hit the road?

Of course! We can’t wait to announce our first tour! We’re currently working on it, that’s all I can say for now.

p.s. I’m saving up to buy a Van so we can be free touring around the country!

What else is happening next in Space Lemon’s world?

We are maturing, writing more songs, playing more shows, recording more ideas, in general We are loving even more what we are doing, and we are doing it better!

We also heard you’ve been working as a composer Tommaso, can you tell us a bit about that and your side projects?

I was first introduced to composing in 2010. I was going to a private studio with this guy who was teaching me about writing music for movies, using the gear, the softwares and all that. As soon as I became able to do it on my own I started writing more complex arrangements, just for the love of making music, and song after song I found myself now with 3 documentaries, a soundtrack record and the immense honor of having my music as the background in the Forum of Caesar in Rome. As a true roman, I’m incredibly proud of that.

What is one inspiring thing that you always want people to know?

I think every human has an incredible power of creation.

We generate and craft constantly in our lives, because we feel, we perceive, we react! Any feeling can make you give

birth to some sort of work of art, so don’t be afraid of hurting yourself trying, because in any sensation, a potential masterpiece is hiding, ready to come to life. We’re just a vessel, a teabag leaving its own flavor as water travels through it’s texture.

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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