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INTERVIEW: Aerial

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

We have been doing great lately. The tides are rising in our favor. We´ve got a lot of exciting stuff going on behind the scenes as well.

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

´Foreign Coast´ feature as track 3 on our ´Foresight EP´ released in June 2016.

We decided early on to portray ´Foreign Coast´ as the main representation of our EP.

As the title suggests it´s purpose is to unlock the unknown dimensions of life.

And it´s definitely a powerful and inspiring song for us personally.

The song is about dealing with self-acceptance and all the realizations beingrevealed as life unfolds.At times it´s so easy to feel trapped in your own mind, narrowing down,overthinking and not really live life to your full potential.

´Foreign Coast´ is a reminder of hope when life´s wearing thin, and a celebration when it´s going grea. / and hitting on the manifestation as to where you build your life.

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

It´s not a particular event that has triggered our writing, it´s mostly just everyday thoughts. ´Foreign Coast´ is about expanding your horizons by getting out of your shell.We’re speaking to ourselves, trying to remind ourselves of who we am. I think we´re having a hard time making sense of life at times.

There are so many external impulses pulling us apart. I´m trying to encourage growth within myself and the listeners. We believe the key is to follow your intuition, be confident in who you are, and live for something greater than yourself.

How was the film experience?

We had a really great time with the guys in TreFilm. Latvia is an amazing place to be.

We actually went down a couple days prior of the shoot just to get a better look at the country.On the first day of shooting we went straight ahead and started out filming all the band shots. It was a really cool place.From what seems like an abandoned building is actually a functional studio, which was really cool. We drove around to a lot of different locations throughout the days of filming. In addition to the ´Foreign Coast´video we also filmed a lot of extra content that will be released in the future.

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

That´s a really good question. ´Foresight´ is like your internal compass.

 It´s a title that represent the journey we´ve been having so far.

It´s also one of the the underlying principles we want to portray in our music.

By taking massive action and by changing your mindset, you naturally change the outcome as well.

As we all know we can´t actually control the future, but we can follow our dreams and make the most of it. We can steer life in a positive direction by thinking ahead. That´s how we feel about the process leading up to the ´Foresight EP.´ With a lot of setbacks, trials and tribulations we managed to keep our heads above the water and keep pushing through it all.

How was the recording and writing process?

It was really exciting and challenging. We had to start off by diving really deep into the roots of our genre. We cracked a lot of codes for the direction of our sound by understanding the dynamics and patterns at hand.

From there on we started writing a whole lot. Meanwhile building a team to get the best possible outcome. Once our team was set, we were able to work way more efficiently, and had consistent progress.

What was it like to work with Keaton Goldwire and Jesse Cash? How did those relationships develop?

It was absolutely great to work with them. They are both really talented guys.

We reached out to Keaton with a clear vision and very specific ideas. He really liked what we were on about. Keaton, Markus and Mathias worked close together, writing ideas, going back and forth until it was finally set in stone. We got in touch with Jesse through Keaton.

How much did they influence the album?

They kind of took part as the guitar and vocal engineer. Keaton, Markus and Mathias worked really close together with the songs. And when the instrumentals were done we got in touch with Jesse. We needed work on the melodies, and worked together until we were satisfied with the result.

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

We´ve been listening to metal for years now. It has expanded a lot.

We tend to draw towards music that have a clear positive and real message.

The idea is to have a dark vibe with a underlying feeling of hope.

Any plans to hit the road?

We´re going on a tour in April with a band called John Wolfhooker in Europe. It has not been announced just yet.

What else is happening next in Aerial’s world?

There´s a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes. We´re going on tour, writing new music, and our store is coming up on MerchNow.com to name a few.

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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