INTERVIEW: Gunnar Flinchum

1) Hi Gunnar, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hey! Thanks for having me. I’ve been great, I just moved from Florida to New York City so things are getting busy and exciting!

2) Can you talk to us more about your new single “Not Here”? 

I am extremely proud of this song. Writing and recording Not Here was such an emotional and therapeutic experience for me.  I think a lot of listeners will find the song relatable and connect with the lyrics. It is the perfect song to set the tone for my EP because it gives a vivid first look into the same relationship that my other songs touch on.

3) Did any event inspire you to write this song?

Yeahhh, I was going through a hard time when I realized an ex of mine had moved on. I think the lyrics are pretty blunt regarding how I felt lol. It took a certain amount of courage to put my feelings out there in such a public way but hey that’s what songwriting is about.

4) How was the film experience? 

It was a blast! I love working with ADS because we get along so well and they are always creative and resourceful.There is a short section of the lyric video when I take a shot of whiskey…So you can imagine things got a little more fun after each take lol

5) How was the recording and writing process?

I actually wrote this song on piano, which is unusual for me because I usually write with the help of my guitar. The words and melody were finished in a day. However, the recording process took a little longer. I’m lucky to have two amazing producers Jyn Morrison and Anthony Little who worked with me to create a great track and bring out the best in my performance.

6) What role NYC is playing in your music?

As a writer NYC is so inspirational. I grew up in a small town so it has been a bit of a culture shock, but I think it will reflect beautifully in my new music. Also, there is so much talent here! It’s a blessing to have the opportunity to listen to someone new each night. I’m currently living in Bed-Stuy and rooming with 4 extremely talented musicians, so even at home I am inspired!

7) How’s your new EP coming along?

Finished! I’ve released acoustic or broken down recordings of some of these songs but now I’m ready to share them fully produced. Beginning with Not Here!

8) Any tentative release date or title in mind?

As of now it will be named after my one of the songs “Let’s Go Somewhere” and the EP will be released by year end.

9) Any plans to hit the road? 

Yes! There has been talk of an east coast run but the dates are still being worked on. Stay tuned to my socials for details!

10) What else is happening next in Gunnar Flinchum’s world?

More music, more videos, more shows! This is just the beginning and I’m stoked for what is to come after this release!

In addition, we get the exclusive look at the video for the music video for “Not Here.”

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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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