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INTERVIEW: Moretta

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

Dandy! Staying busy, enjoying the sunshine.

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

It wasn’t one particular event, but more the growing control mainstream media has over everyone’s emotions and actions.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

The video for “Hurricane” is out right now actually! We couldn’t be happier we the response it has been receiving.

The single comes off your new album What’s Left Means Nothing – what’s the story behind the title?

“What’s Left Means Nothing” is actually pulled from the lyrics for our song “Watch Me Suffer”. We felt it was a good representation of us having poured everything we had into this new record.

How was the recording and writing process?

It was great! Our singer actually did the whole thing in his basement. Doing away with any sort of time limit was amazing. We were able to make changes and additions whenever we needed.

How has August Burns Red and Killswitch Engage influence your writing?

Just by making badass tracks! Haha… we are all products of our environments; we’re influenced by everything around us. You hear a band you love, that tends to embed itself in your writing style in some fashion.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

When I was writing the lyrical content for “Hurricane”, we were in the heart of this past election cycle. Both sides of the aisle getting fired up and defensive over anything the mainstream media told them was worthy of reaction. It’s was truly sickening. The media was mindlessly pushing endless amounts of information in order to piss everyone off, all in the name of grabbing ratings, with the central catalyst being our cell phones.

I could feel myself becoming increasingly numb. It was the only chance I had to control my own happiness. I was reading utterly insane headlines. Headlines that I should care about but didn’t. Between every article was a different article slamming someone for their reaction to the original article posted two hours before. Social media was chock-full of hatred, blanket judgments of entire races and opposing stances, polarizing news articles that may or may not be true, and public fights between friends; all deriving from this content being delivered to our cell phones from dusk to dawn.

Any plans to hit the road?

Yes! More details soon

What else is happening next in Moretta’s world?

Our new album “What’s Left Means Nothing” drops July 28th . That’s going to be a big day for us.

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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