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INTERVIEW: Zander Bleck

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

Hello VENTS.  Thank you so much for having me.  I am really well and excited at the moment.

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

Yes!  “Alive” is an ode I wrote to myself to keep going.  Despite downfalls to keep chasing after my dreams.  And when my heart may be broken, I am still Alive.  I think everyone needs to remind themselvesof how lucky we all are just to be alive sometimes.

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

I think losing not one, but two major record deals without ever really coming out was what inspired this song.

Can you tell us more about your upcoming video?

The video is a visual interpretation of a dream I had waking up in the desert and regaining my strength.  Along with my band,performing in a giant airplane hanger.  It was very cool to shoot.  It was directed by the legendary Dale “Rage” Resteghini.  We shot the desert scenes in Death Valley in the second largest sand dune in North America

How was the recording and writing process?

I wrote this song and recorded it with the super talented Canadian producer, Gavin Brown.  Once I got in the groove the song wrote it self.  It was very cathartic.

How did all the struggle with the major labels and such influenced this song and what have you taken from this experience?

I have nothing to complain about.  I have been more fortunate than many artists.  I chose a difficult path, but have learned so much along the way.   As challenging as it has been with my experience with the majors, it has honestly turned me into the artist I am now.  Who is stronger than I could have ever imagined.

Speaking of which, how’s the album coming along?

I’ve never been more excited about anything I’ve created in my life.  It has been a really great and creative process.

Any tentative release date or title in mind? 

The album will come out the top of 2018.

Any plans to hit the road?

Yes, hopefully soon as possible.  Doing a residency in LA the whole month of August which will be awesome, but potentially a nationwide tour this fall.  We’ll see…

What else is happening next in Zander Bleck’s world?

God, VENTS, so much.  Just ready to pound the pavement and get out of this cage and seize the world.  I have some more songs and videos that I cannot wait to share.  It’s going to be quite the ride from here on out.

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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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