Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Hey guys, thanks for having us! We’re all slowly recovering from the weekend but we’re getting there. Just trying to get back to reality.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Twenty Five”?
“Twenty Five” is the last song we wrote for the album, and in fact, was pieced together in the studio as we were going. We had a rough idea of how it would go, but it started out almost as an experiment. The result ended up being one of our favorite tracks on the record. We had our friend B. Gordon (previously known is BLAQ) come join us on the track, which was fun because he had also appeared as a guest on our song “Hello Weekend” from our debut album of the same name.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
On our debut album Hello Weekend we had a song called 20 years, which was about where we were in life, being 20. This is essentially chapter two of that idea, year 25. It’s a marker in time. We’ve grown up a bit, so the lyrics talk about where we’re at now in life and the pressure we face from others.
I hear you have another single coming out, “Girl So Fine,” can you tell me about this song as well?
“Girl So Fine” is about the night I met my future fiancé at one of our shows. I was younger and wilder back then, but something changed as soon as I saw her on the dance floor. It’s hard to capture that moment musically, so we reached back to artists like Michael Jackson for inspiration. We wanted to blend that passion and elation into a single track.
These singles come off your upcoming album Young Love – what’s the story behind the title?
Once we looked back at the group of songs we had for the record we realized that the majority of the songs were about love. They’re about our experiences with what came with that emotion while being in our mid to late 20’s (we’ll say that’s still “young”). Young Love felt like a summary of the songs. We like to write about where we’re currently at in life, this just happens to be the chapter we’re currently in.
How was the recording and writing process?
The writing process started almost instantly after we finished our debut album Hello Weekend. One of us would come to rehearsal with a song idea and if it clicked we would finish the majority of it right there and then before getting ready to play our next show. Recording the record was a blast. We used the same engineer/producer as the first album, Greg Teves, and recorded in the same studio. Having used the first album as a trial run for this, we were that much more prepared. That gave us more studio time to try things we had never tried before, pushing this album further than the first. We had a penny budget and did our best to make it sound like it was a million dollars.
Any plans to hit the road?
We don’t have an official tour in the books just yet, but we’re going to be doing a few spot dates throughout the fall as CD release parties in our favorite city’s with hopes to expand it into a full tour later this year. We’d especially like to hit some of the states we haven’t made it to yet.
What else is happening next in Biscuits & Gravy’s world?
We’d love to get back into the studio ASAP as we’re already getting back into writing mode, but only time will tell…
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