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INTERVIEW: Lightblue

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

We’re good, thank you.

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

Far Gone was the first song we ever wrote back in the day when we first started, it’s taken us until now to perfect it.

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

The song is about mental illness, don’t want to get too deep with what happened but it was between me and my girlfriend a couple of years ago, and I helped her through it.

The single comes off your new EP Paradise Lost – why naming the record after the band?

It’s nothing to do with the band. We named it that because it fits with the narrative of the EP; dealing with mental health issues and growing up to realise nothing is perfect.

How was the recording and writing process?

Awesome. I tend to write most of the songs though ‘Mast’ was joint effort between me and Mike. I usually bring near complete songs to the band and we add bits and work out structure.

We recorded in Southhampton at the ranch with Daly George which is the place where bands like Creeper, Boston Manor and Gnarwolves have recorded so it was a dream come true for us to be there.

As the band changed its name – how has that influenced the sound?

We’ve got darker. We are definitely leaning more towards emo than pop punk at the moment though pop punk will always be an integral part of our sound.

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

So far, all the lyrics I’ve written have been in regards to mental health, divorce and childhood. The actual music always tends to come from me messing around o my acoustic guitar, finding something, and then building on it. I almost always add lyrics afterwards.

Any plans to hit the road?

Yes, but that’s all very hush hush. Watch this space.

What else is happening next in LIGHTBLUE’s world?

Firstly we’re releasing a video in November so keep an eye out for that. Secondly our next show is on November 17th in Cheltenham at the Frog and Fiddle with Echoic, Home Wrecked and Catch Fire.

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