INTERVIEW: Wave Break
Hi fellows, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Thank you, and we’ve been great! Very busy though haha.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Deadlock”?
This was one of the first songs that was put together and recorded by the band. I had written the lyrics and chords around August last year and had it in my back pocket for a little while, so it made sense that that we work on this one first. The band’s parts were only put together a few months ago.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
This song is politically charged and was inspired by the U.S. election last year. It’s basically about how the two-party system is controlling society and everyone is playing right into its hands without realizing it, and about wanting a way out of it.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
Unfortunately not this one – but we will be filming a video for our next song very soon, which should be coming out in the next 2-3 months ish.
How was the recording and writing process?
The writing started with me, since I wrote the lyrics, melody and chords back in August last year. Then once the band came together earlier this year, we wrote the instrumental parts. This song, like most of our material, came together very quickly and naturally.
How has Tonight Alive and Paramore influenced your writing?
They’ve influenced me because they’re both fearless female-fronted bands that I see a bit of myself in and thus can identify with. Stylistically, we have a lot of the same kind of attitude that they do. We mix some different influences in there though, since our lead guitarist Alex is heavily influenced by post-hardcore, I grew up on a lot of pop/rock music and our drummer Mike and bassist David are also into jam bands.
What role does Boston play in your writing?
Lately what we’ve been doing is when we finish a new song, we try it out first at a local open mic to gauge the reaction from it. Then based on how the performance went we can tell what needs to change or be adjusted. So far we’ve gotten nothing but good feedback so we’re very blessed.
Does your new single mean we can expect a new album – how’s that coming along?
Yup! We’re in the studio working on an EP that we hope to be able to put out early next year. We have about 5 songs fully tracked now and I think we only have a couple more left to do. A lot of the material is pretty similar to Deadlock, but every song has its own personality.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
Like I said, we’re aiming for early next year, hopefully by March or April. We don’t have a title yet, but we do have a theme to build off of so we should have one relatively soon.
Any plans to hit the road?
At the moment we’re not in the position to tour yet but we are planning on playing as many shows as we can in the Boston area before branching out. Our first two shows are next month. We hope that we can start to branch out around the northeast by the time the EP is ready.
What else is happening in Wave Break’s world?
Just doing as much writing and performing as we can until the EP comes out! You can check our website wavebreakband.com for show dates and more info on us. Thanks for the interview!
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