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INTERVIEW: Austin David

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

Hi, I’m great! Thanks. Enjoying the great Socal weather.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Find Me A New Way”?

An anthem about trying and failing but learning to laugh at it all. Fuses a lot of elements I love about music. It was written rather quickly.

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

A friend of mine and I were hanging out one night last spring and just talking about all the craziness and struggles going on in our lives and she suggested the lyric “Doin this forever but I aint done sh*t” from there the rest of the song was born.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yes! It has been shot and will be released sometime the week 9/10/17. We shot it out in malibu with cowgirl dancers/horses/and champagne.

The single comes off your new album Life, Love, and Death – what’s the story behind the title? All the songs span all the topics from the joy of being alive, to daily life struggles, to the death of a relationship/or feel like you’re dying.

How were the recording and writing processes?

I went into the studio with Taylor and we hashed out the foundation of a song one day, then I took that home and wrote lyrics. The we came back the nex day and I layed the vocals down and he mixed it. We work very quickly.

What role does LA play in your writing?
Lots of inspiration here. From relationships/friendships to surfing/succeeding and struggling

Known for blending different genres together – do you try to balance all your influences together?.

Not consciously. I think all that comes out unconsciously. From Tom Petty and The Beatles to current indie pop, I;m a fan of it all. I take from it all.

What aspect of life, love, and death did you get to explore on this record?

Lots of EDM-esque sounds. Punchy beats. First time I’ve ever made an album w/o acoustic drums. Or using traditional recording methods. I really feel like I found my groove and vibe.

Any plans to hit the road?
Would love to hit the road, and play everywhere. I guess when the timing is right.

What else is happening next in Austin David’s world?

Just finished a brand new song. 2 more videos on the works. Planning a big release show here in L.A. for November. Details TBA. Just going to be relentless with writing new music and pumping new singles.

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