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INTERVIEW: Fragile Things

Can you talk to us more about your single “Broken Sun”?
Broken Sun was actually written about a year and a half ago. When we went in to record the EP we short listed the songs we had at the time and to be honest it only just made it! It wasn’t a front runner for a single or even to go on the EP, but once we heard it properly in the studio for the first time it went straight to the top!!

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?
There are personal incidents that inspire all the lyrics Ii write. So yes, there was but I always try to write in a vague kinda way so people can relate it to anything they want. I guess Broken Sun is a metaphor for a broken relationship.

Any plans to release a video for the single?
We have talked about creating a video for it. There is a lyric video. But we’ll wait and see for now.

Why naming the album after this track in particular?
We just liked the sound of it. But we also thought it encompassed everything that seems fucked right now, politics, society as well as personal shit. It just rang true!

How was the recording and writing process?
The writing process is always fun. Mark tends to send through a music idea for me to write vocals too. Then we come together as a collective and each put in our inputs until we feel it’s how we all want it. Then with these songs we went to Manchester and worked with producer Jonny Rocker (ex-Heaven’s Basement). We were keen to get his input on them too because he’s neutral. But we also really respect his musicianship. Once he’d tinkered we recorded them all in about 3 days. It was great.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?
The inspiration for the songs comes from all around us. Mark tends to just jam on the guitar until something catches his ear, as does Steve and Hugo plays as well so ideas comes from all angles. A lot of the music will depend on people’s moods etc. I tend to write about what I know which is my life and my experiences and trust me; there’s no lack of inspiration there!

Any plans to hit the road?
Yes, next year is filling up with gigs so we will be out and about a lot. Dates will be announced very soon!

What else is happening next in Fragile Things’ world?
We are also heading back up to Manchester in December to record two new tracks with Jonny again, so look out for them. Next year is going to be busy!

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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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