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INTERVIEW: Deaf Poets

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

Nico – We’ve been great! Getting ready for tour. Booking and more booking.

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

Nico- Celestine is the new single from our upcoming record “Lost in Magic City”. It’s one of the slowest track on this record and one of our favorites to play live. We wanted to write a darker slow song than the ones from our debut, “4150”.  We wanted to convey a story about a person whose personality does not match their inner persona. We wanted to tell the story both lyrically and with the song’s arrangement. We contrasted the different sections of the song from dark and heavy to light and bluesy.

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

Nico- The song developed from a riff Sean was messing with and the line “I see the devil in her eyes”. From there we started building the story. There’s no particular event that inspired the song, having said that, borrowing from personal experiences does help the writing process.

The single comes off your new album Lost In Magic City – what’s the story behind the title?

Nico- Everything we’ve done and experienced has been in some sort of way related to Miami. We used those experiences and wrote about them on this record. It was only fitting to relate the title to the city we grew up in and help shape what we do.

How was the recording and writing process?

Sean- Majority of the time people assume it’s me who writes the music but it’s actually always been 50/50. Usually I have a general idea written down weather its a melody or a specific guitar riff. Nico has been messing around with the bass lately so he sends me little things he comes up with. When we finalize a structure for the song we work on the melody and write the lyrics together. Luckily we have a pretty good idea of how our minds work involving music. It’s never been a challenge comprising or agreeing on anything music related.

How has the Sunny city of Miami has influence your writing?

Nico- We see Miami as a fun and ever evolving city, so we wanted to do the same with our music. We write to experiences we have living and growing up here.

I can hear some classic Deep Purple in your music – does the band plays a role in the band?

Nico – We grew up listening to rock and roll from the 60s – 70s. Our music , even from an early age,  borrowed from anyone in those iconic years. Deep Purple was such a huge influence on the sound from that era that I’m sure they made an impact on what we do.

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

Sean- We generally feed off what we’re going through at the moment. Often we like to write a story that can be influenced by current events or poetry. But of course our inspirations can come from anything, just recently saw “Split” in the movie theater and I could definitely use that as potential inspiration.

What have you learned from your experience sharing the stage with the likes of Mac DeMarco and Beast Coast?

Nico – They were incredibly awesome to play with! Very cool people and I would love to play with them again. We definitely learned how to handle bigger stages and bigger productions. It’s a completely different ball game from what we were used to doing.

Any plans to hit the road?

Sean- Hell Yeah! We’re putting together the tour right now and we’re heading to Cali! Kickoff will be March 15th at Gramps in Wynnwood, Miami Fl. We got two incredible local bands Wastelands and Vinilo Versus accompanying the night, it’s going to be a good time.

What else is happening next in Deaf Poets’ world?

Sean- We have a lot of exciting things planned for this year one being our upcoming music video for our latest single “Celestine”.

We had the opportunity to work with Dogs of Passion a Russian film maker duo that found us on Instagram. The process was incredible and extremely DIY involving 4 all night shoots around various locations in Miami. Very soon we’re releasing our upcoming album “Lost in Magic City” and we plan to extensively tour for after.

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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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