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INTERVIEW: Louisiana Alt-Blues Rock Band Blonde Roses

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

Hey! We’re so excited to chat with you guys. We’ve been pretty darn awesome.

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

When I wrote ‘Anymore’, I was in this place where I had allowed someone to make me question and doubt myself. Someone I really trusted and loved deeply. I was in a dark place where I didn’t even recognize my own reflection in the mirror anymore. I finally decided enough was enough – I’m stronger than this. I couldn’t let these past demons take control of my future. That’s what ‘Anymore’ is about. It’s about rising above the negative and letting your light shine.

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

It’s just one of those things that happens in life. People grow apart and move in different directions. It’s something we’ve all experienced at one point or another.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

We are currently planning a video for another song on the album. More details coming on that in the near future.

The single comes off your new album Hell or High Water – what’s the story behind the title?

‘Hell or High Water’ is the title of one of the tracks on the album and the first song we wrote as Blonde Roses. We felt that it really embodied this new chapter for us. Through everything we’ve been through as a band in the past 10 years, we’re still here doing what we love. We wanted this album to stand as a reminder to never let anyone or anything keep you from pursuing your passions. When you feel like you’re drowning, find the strength to swim to the top. When you feel like everything is burning around you, let that fire ignite you to push forward. You can’t see the light without the darkness.

Did the film play a role on the album?

Nope! Not going to lie, I’ve never seen it. It’s on my list though!

How was the recording and writing process?

We began furiously writing after our lineup and band name change last July. Our style and the way we approached writing was shifting. We were growing into ourselves as musicians and really exploring what kind of band we wanted to be. This has been the most natural batch of songs we’ve ever written. The writing process felt so raw and honest. Nothing was holding us back. We had the honor of recording this album with producer Ben Lorio at the Music Shed in New Orleans. He has this effortless, magic touch that can turn a little demo recording into a full-blown piece of art.

What role does Louisiana plays in your music?

Our southern roots play a huge role in our music, and it’s something we’ve tapped into even more on this album. The music culture is so rich in Louisiana, so being able to highlight that in our writing is extremely important to us.

What aspect of love did you get to explore on this record?

This album is about self-love. It’s about overcoming all of the shitty things that life throws at you and being able to find yourself through the fog. No matter what happens, at the end of the day I want our fans to look themselves in the mirror and say, “I’m beautiful. I’m worthy. I’m strong.”

Any plans to hit the road?

We have some plans in the works. We’re itching to get back on the road. It’s been a while.

What else is happening next in Blonde Roses’s world?

We are already writing our next album. Another chapter in the Blonde Roses book we can’t wait to share with you all!

LISTEN TO “ANYMORE” HERE

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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