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INTERVIEW: The World Over

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

Hey gang – We’ve been busy working on some new material to release so it’s going great! 
Putting out this acoustic album has been so much fun that we’ve been inspired to keep writing new material for a full length record.

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

I initially wrote this song to see if I could write about a subject matter I’m not really familiar with. I guess it could be considered songwriting practice because I usually try to dig pretty deep on my lyrics or at least on my own experiences. I don’t actually know what it’s like to revenge f*ck someone’s girlfriend so if it were to happen, this is how I think it would go down haha. 

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yes! We filmed a video and are just in the process of releasing it through the right publication.

The single comes off your new album Ventifact – what made you want to reimagine your entire previous album?

When we revisited this song to make “Ventifact”, we really wanted to make sure that this album turned out different than just a bare-bones acoustic album like every other that you hear. Ryan (guitar) really took the reins on the writing process for the direction of this album to give these songs new identities. 

What’s the story behind the title?

It’s about trading. Like apples for oranges, an exchange for goods.

How was the recording and writing process?

What made Traitor a bit of a challenge for him is that the song is originally very “riff-based”. In the verses there’s a guitar riff hook that repeats several times throughout the song as well as in the bridge. The main challenge with a lot of the album was translating that to sound good on an acoustic guitar. So instead of making “TRAITOR” riff heavy, he tried to emulate the synth line and took the bridge to a whole different direction with a latin feel. We had to create a new vocal melody as well for the bridge because it’s driven by screams as a leading line. He got to play around with more complex chord voicings than were on the record originally which gives the song some latin and jazz undertones.

Did you get to revisit old memories and experiences while working on this new material?

It was definitely nostalgic to get to rewrite this material over again in a new light. 

Any plans to hit the road?

We should be doing some California dates (or west coast at least) in the month of December and hitting the ground running in the new year!

What else is happening next in The World Over’s world?

We have some new limited hand-made merch bundles that are out now at:

www.districtlines.com/theworldover

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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