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INTERVIEW: Future Soul

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

Hi there! I have been quite busy, but very good. Thanks for having me.

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

“Process” was quite the adventure for me in terms of writing. The verses, pre-chorus, and bridge were all written nearly 2 years before I discovered a chorus that felt right. It was also the very first song that Josh, the engineer and producer, tackled in the studio; so in a lot of ways it helped pave the way for the rest of the EP. Lyrically, the song is mostly a conversation with myself, attempting to understand why modern romance has become so convoluted.

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

It was not one particular event that inspired “Process”, but rather many. It is a collection of different experiences and observations that seemed to flow together naturally when writing.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

There are plans in the works! Video production is a tedious thing though, and I want to take the time to make it right.

The single comes off your new album Elastic Love – what’s the story behind the title?

Elastic Love derives from the notion of modern romance becoming something that people bend to meet their false idea of someone. We so often rush and lust to find the ever-fleeting concept of “love” that we become lost to the search.

How was the recording and writing process?

It was incredibly eye-opening and challenging. I had the privilege of working alongside my close friend, Josh Niles, who engineered and produced the record at his studio, The Chapel. He was familiar with my writing style and ultimately understood my vision for the EP. Aside from a few structural changes, the piano and vocals for each song were already written. It was adding drums, bass, and percussion into the equation that was challenging. Since we had set out to use only organic instrumentation, we had to ensure each instrumental part was dynamic in all the right places. There are zero synthetic elements, and nothing outside of what 3 individuals can sit down and play.

What role does Phoenix plays in your music?

Phoenix is and always will be my home, so it only feels right to build onto my music here. I want to create music where it feels right for me to do so.

What aspect of love and relationships did you get to explore on this record? What draw you to make an album like this?

My personal experiences pushed me to create Elastic Love. It’s a relationship manifesto of sorts.

Any plans to hit the road?

It’s been a longtime dream of mine to hit the road and tour, so yes I certainly plan to. For the time being, my focus is building a presence in Phoenix.

What else is happening next in Future Soul’s world?

Right now I’m am mentally planning out the full length record and have a good collection of songs to choose from. There is a lot of work to do still, but I’m excited to at least be preparing for it.






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