I’ve been good! Thanks for having me. It has been a really fun few weeks with the new music rolling out so I’m enjoying every minute.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Somebody Tell Me”?
It’s really just a song about feeling alone at a specific moment in time. There is also a hope in there knowing that you have people around you in your life that care, that don’t want to see you in that kind of a mindset, and that will be able to pull you out of it. I think it’s just an honest snapshot of a tough moment, really.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
It’s hard to say, I’ve definitely gone through my own personal valleys so to speak, and when I’m writing lyrics or trying to fuse them to some music it all just hits me like a flashback. It’s a bit like writing a novel or film script I would think, you just close your eyes and envision it.
How was the recording and writing process?
This song actually came near the end of the album recording process. I felt like it was missing a sort of tension point to the full story and had this musical idea I had been working on for months but it never really clicked. Then one late night I sat with the song again and for some reason it felt right, the transitions, the sounds, the guitars, the lyrics…it all just came to me at once.
How did Toronto influence your writing?
The city has a huge influence on this album. I have a lot of movement right outside my window with streetcars and people passing by and the city lights. Sometimes it can make you feel small, and then other moments it can make you feel on top of the world. The album definitely showcases both of those aspects.
What are your influences, and what role do they play in your music?
You know, I’m a big Radiohead fan. When they released Kid A and Amnesiac I basically played those over and over for 2 years. There was this emotional electronic music coming from a ‘rock’ band which I connected with. I also take a lot of songwriting tips from The Verve, Urban Hymns which I think is a near-perfect album. I love the blend of acoustic guitars with electric guitar riffs which I was finally able to record properly. Coldplay does that as well but I took more of that from their earlier releases. Then there are bands like Beach House and MuteMath that I also like the way they blend things such as drum machines or synths. I blend it all in my own way, I’m definitely not trying to sound like anyone.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
For sure! I’m excited to say that the new album is ready to go.There are about 13 tracks, and a few b-sides left over as well.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
The album is called ‘Calm The Coast’. No release date as of yet, I think we’ll be releasing a few more singles first and go from there.
Any plans to hit the road?
Absolutely! That’s the goal, we love playing shows and we’re all really focused individually on what we add on stage. I think we’ll be doing a little bit of an east coast tour first and then see where that takes us.
What else is happening next in Eden Warsaw’s world?
Enjoying the summer! We are all so happy with the positive response to the song so far so we’ve been practicing some new songs in the jam space and getting ready for some more shows in the next few months. Trying to decide which single to drop next – too many to choose from which I guess is a good thing! Can’t wait til the whole album is out!