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INTERVIEW: Resin

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

Thank you! I’ve been pretty busy –  just came from NYC where I played a show to promote my new album Fidget. Partied way too hard and so I feel little tired.

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

Hoarse is a song I wrote before I even started collecting material for Fidget. Back then I was too overwhelmed to see the real potential of the song but then I randomly opened the session a few months later and I knew that I had something special. All the sudden it started resonating with me. I tweaked some sounds, wrote the lyrics, recorded vocals. It was finished within few days…or weeks? I don’t remember.

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

Actually yes. I was battling lots of anxiety and depression at the time and so I decided to go to this rave festival that I hoped, could cheer me up. But instead I got deeper into frustration just by watching other people having fun, being jealous of their joy and being upset with them for not focusing on me and my poor self only.

How was the film experience?

I actually shot two videos for Hoarse. One came out last month and it was a video of me performing Hoarse live. The official music video for Hoarse should be out in September. I just had the artistic vision. My friend Martin Mol is a great filmmaker though, and he captured the idea so well. As a musician himself he was very patient with me and listened to all my comments.

 Since it was filmed in Prague, I am not in the actual video, but my sister is and that makes it very precious. She is very elegant and sophisticated, which I’m not.

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

Well, as much as I hate working out, I like yoga. When you get into the final shavasana, teachers usually suggest to let go all your fidgeting. Let go the urge to move, the urge that could close your third eye. We like to distract ourselves from the serious stuff that matter, just because it’s too heavy. I do it all the time, that’s how I live, how I survive. And it’s not good.

How was the recording and writing process?

It was easy. It’s just me and I enjoy working alone without considering anybody else’s ego. At the end of the day, that’s why I started producing in the first place. On the other hand, I don’t get any feedback until it’s out there, done and mostly finished. And when the feedback is harsh, it breaks my heart. I don’t know how to deal with criticism. I just want lots of weird people to like my music. Why don’t they?

What role does LA plays in your music?

None. No, that’s not true. It makes me more frustrated. I have zero need to spend any time outside. I don’t enjoy the weather, the beach or the vibe. So I spend more time writing music.

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

I have one theme that I usually write about. But sometimes I try to be funny.

Any plans to hit the road?

Right now I mainly focus on LA and Southern California. I need to start working on new material and shows aren’t my favorite thing anyway. I’m still building my confidence on the stage, learning how to interact with the audience. It’s just hard, after all these years of making music alone, I have to put myself out there and try to win people over, entertain them. But! If I’d get any offers to play outside of California, I would take the opportunity.

What else is happening next in Resin’s world?

I really want to get my confidence back and get better, technically, socially – all that. I will promote the album for a few months and then I’m planning to focus on new material. The album is out on 8-25 and I am so excited. I have a release party on September 9th at Bar Sinister in LA. Video for Hoarse should be out in September and then yea, just lock myself in, and start writing.

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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