INTERVIEW: Black Satellite

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

With the launch of our record approaching, we have super busy but also really excited!

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

Coincidentally, Blind was the first song we demoed when making this record.  It was the precursor for what would be an intensely dark journey. It’s arguably one of the more upbeat songs on the album, which is ironic considering its implications.

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

I finally reached my breaking point after a specific encounter I had with someone.  I refused to be surrounded by such drama and knew it was completely toxic.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

While we have some video projects underway, we are working on releasing a video for “Valkyrie” initially.

The single comes off your forthcoming album Endless – what’s the story behind the title?

To us Endless represents what we felt to be endless struggles throughout the past few years.  The song, which the album is named after, signifies our ability to finally leave the past behind after a period of feeling like we would be trapped in it forever.

How was the recording and writing process?

We spent many 16-hour, sleepless days working on the album. We were able to demo the entire record in 8 days, and tracked it over the course of a week.  The reason it came together so quickly was because we felt we had a lot to say.  Some of the songs on the record originally date back to 2012.  We completely reworked everything and breathed new life into it, making it relevant to us again.  That being said, we also wrote 6 brand new songs for the record that not only complement our earlier songs, but show an emotional progression and level of maturity.

What was it like to work with Ted Jensen and how did that relationship develop?

We always knew he was the guy for our project.  We had a concrete vision of what we wanted to accomplish with this record, and Ted was a part of that.  This entire process really came full circle for us when we got to work with him, since he also worked with all of our inspirations growing up.

What complicated emotions did you get to explore on this record?

I’m not really a confrontational person, so I feel I was able to express everything I always wanted to say on this record.  It is the product of absolute vulnerability and authenticity.  There are several themes expressed on the album ranging from fear to rage and desire.

Any plans to hit the road?

Absolutely! Our main priority after the launch of our album will be playing out and touring.  Keep an eye out for more announcements on that later!

What else is happening next in Black Satellite’s world?

We have plans for some awesome new projects.  Fans can expect a lot of great content from us in the future!

Black Satellite




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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