Can you talk to us more about your new single “The River”?
The River is about love, life and the inevitable final fate of any human. It is about wanting a voice and the distress felt when nobody is listening. It was imperative for us to work with themes personal and specific to our lives but allowed open interpretation for listeners.
Did any event inspire you to write this song?
Not one event in particular but rather a compilation of experiences. The river speaks about the complexity of human relationships involving metaphors and personal situations with loved ones and family.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
We released a video for The River eight months ago. We also have a music video for In The Fire and one for our single Apache.
The single comes off your new album Oculus – why naming the record after the band?
We did not name the record after our band. Our band name is Sky Orchid not Oculus.
How was the recording and writing process?
My brother and I recorded and wrote all the songs and parts. We used a professional, self-funded home studio for tracking with mixing and mastering was done at Chuck Chapman Recording & Mastering in Kansas City. The writing process for some songs took seven years while others took a day or so. Regardless of time we were diligent and patient when writing the songs and we only chose the songs we believed to be impactful. After spending two months in our basement making final recordings and decisions, we developed a language and philosophy we believe transverses throughout our music. We felt consciousness to detail and texture was important for the music. In the end this is all just a fancy way of saying we did what we loved.
Why taking so long on releasing this material?
We are perfectionists. No use in releasing something you are not confident in. If you don’t believe in your work how do you expect anyone else to?
Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?
Personal life experiences love and those departed. I sing about personal experiences, usually the most intense moments of my life.
Any plans to hit the road?
We are playing a New Years show on the 31st in Manhattan, Kansas. The event is expected to be one of the largest shows we will have played. Sometime soon we are planning to get some tour dates scheduled for next summer.
What else is happening next in Sky Orchid´s world?
Our second album Paradise in Limbo is in production. A release date will be announced on our website www.skyorchid.net or any of our social media accounts such as Facebook, twitter and Instagram. Our music along with videos can be found in major streaming sites like Spotify, YouTube, ITunes and many more. Lastly you can also hear us on 80+ college radio stations nationwide check our website or social media for details.