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INTERVIEW: Perception

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

We’re great thanks, good to be speaking with you guys again.

Can you talk to us more about your new single “Strive”?

Strive is the opening track to our EP. It’s one of the weirder songs off the release in that it’s a bit more sparse and atmospheric than our older material.

Did any event inspire you to write this song?

There was no event in particular but this song is loosely based on personal experiences with mental health and the disconnection and paranoia that can come with such a deterioration.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Patch from Pinion Creative made a great animation video for it you can check out on our Youtube channel!

The single comes off your new EP Monolith – what’s the story behind the title?

Monolith basically refers to a humanity as a large unmovable mass, unwilling to change despite the damage it inflicts onto the world. In our newest single there is a reference to this in the lyrics “We strive for life, but only in death”, meaning that only when it’s too late, do we try and change as a species.

How was the recording and writing process?

The writing process took place over about a year and a half from start to finish to complete and some of the parts were changed whilst we were recording, for example the chorus at the end of Strive were recording after we tracked the rest of the EP. Recording was a good process, we get a long with Dan very well so working with him went pretty smoothly. Some of the vocal parts we had to re-record because we weren’t happy with how they came out.

How has Carcer City influenced your writing?

Carcer are probably the best band in the ‘underground’ metal scene right now, but I’d say the way they’ve influenced us and indeed most of the smaller bands of our genre is in their sheer determination to be the best they can be, to be as tight as possible and put on the best show you can.

What perceptions did you get to explore on this record?

Pun intended? We cover a few different perceptions in the EP. For example; two songs on the EP deal with the subject of loss, one deals with it in a negative way, whereas the other is about coping rather than being overwhelmed.

Any plans to hit the road?

Yes! We have lots of plans for next year but alas, we can reveal none as of yet.

What else is happening next in Perception’s world?

We’ll be hitting the road in the new year in support of our new EP and naturally always writing for whatever comes next. Stay tuned for more announcements!

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