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INTERVIEW: Lilac Lung

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

Thank you so much! We’ve been amazing and very busy. Hope you’ve been doing well!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Uh-Oh”?

Releasing this single has been such a humbling experience. We have so many hardworking people on our team now and it’s an amazing feeling to see everyone work so hard for the common goal to get us out there as a band. We’re so grateful for everything involving this band. It’s also amazing to see that people are enjoying the song as much as we do.

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

Family is a very complex and beautiful thing, but sometimes, life ruins that special bond and taints it. The lyrics in this song symbolize what it’s like growing up in a toxic home. Using the expression most children use when they are young, “Uh-OH”, and create a satire out of it to symbolize all of that struggle.

How was the film experience?

Our Video Producer is one of the most talented people we’ve ever met. His name is Ned Ingalls. He always makes it so fun for us, and we always enjoy every moment we get to work with him. Our last video shoot we shot with him for our first single “Next to Nothing” was super cold outside because it was winter. So,  it was very refreshing and way more comfortable to shoot this one. Something that is interesting about shooting a music video for your music  is that you get to re-create that art that you already made. You get to add another element to this song that you already love. Which we always enjoy immensely.

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

Eventide is a not so common word for ‘evening’. For those who deal with mental health issues, the night can be a very challenging time. Most of us in the band can even attest to this. We wanted to create a safe place for these songs. A safe haven for the thoughts of the night. Tying in with the album artwork, which is a never ending sunset, symbolizing that exact place. Somewhere to get lost in. Also, there is a theory that Jesus died on the cross at ‘Eventide’ – and we feel that is very special to go along with our meaning.

How was the recording and writing process?

The writing process for this album was something that we had to develop as a band. We had never written together, so it was a learning experience for all of us. The song usually starts of with Johney and Emily creating the structure and vibe for the song. Getting the idea and direction for the song. Then, we take the song to rehearsal and jam over it for hours. This gives each one of the members an idea of how they want to put their part in the song. it’s important to us that every member has their fingerprint in the songs. The recording process was also something that was new to all of us, because none of us had ever recorded a full length album before. Spending weeks on end in a studio was very new to us. At times it was stressful (naturally), but we made sure that we had a very joyful and creative experience as well.

What emotions did you get to explore on this album and why did you choose to tackle these particular themes?

Pretty much anything you’ve thought about before you fell asleep. From joy to grief, Anger to fear, it all is woven in there. We chose to tackle these particular themes because we’ve lived them and we want others who are experiencing some of these things for the first time to know they are not alone.

Any plans to hit the road?

DEFINITELY! We actually plan to get on the road starting this summer. We want to expand where our music reaches. The internet is a great place for this, but nothing beats seeing a band live. So it’s very important to us to travel to different markets that we’ve never been to before. Dates will be released soon so please look out for them, we’d love to see everyone at a show soon!

What else is happening next in Lilac Lungs’ world?

Festivals this summer, Touring, music videos… So many awesome plans and new things for the fans to experience and be a part of.

Watch “Uh-Oh” Official Music Video 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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