INTERVIEW: Pick up and Run

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

Hey!! We have been quite active writing songs, recording new music, and promoting our new single “Can’t Trust Myself”.  Not to mention our full E.P. Coming out March 6th

2. Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Can’t Trust Myself”?

Well the song hits on a personal struggle of inner peace when making a division that will change a persons life. In this case it is a personal struggle in the mind of our singer. However, it can be felt across the board with just about everyone who has been in a situation where a difficult and life changing decision plays a role in their future.

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

The inspiration for this song came to Cole from when he was to marry his wife. And recalling the struggle of giving up a single life for one that required discipline and responsibility for someone other than himself.

4. Any plans to release a video for the single?

We do plan on releasing a video for the single, but currently our main focus is putting our money into recording more songs.

5. The single comes off your new album Struck – what’s the story behind the title?

Our practice studio is on a street named Struck, and this is where we are making it all happen.

6. How was the recording and writing process?

We have great chemistry as a band. Writing songs isn’t too difficult for us. Usually someone starts playing a riff or drum beat that inspires everyone else and we go from there.  Cole our singer will listen and write as he is listening.  As far as the recording process, Struck was recorded in a live band process, with post vocal recording.  We used East West studios as well as Capitol studios in Hollywood.

7. What was it like to work with Diego Ruelas and how did that relationship develop?

It was awesome to work with Diego. He works at Capitol studios and is a young producer there. He gave us the opportunity to record at some amazing studios. He definitely added great ideas to the songs on struck. He also helped with editing and mixing. We spent about four months doing this before we actually hit the studio.

8. How much did he influence the album?

With Diego’s intuitive perspective coming into our music definitely influenced our music in an “Attention to detail” kind of way as well as helping us develop more creative hooks in certain parts of songs that we hadn’t thought of.

9. What role does Orange County play in your writing?

Well Orange County is where we were born and raised and like every city it has its own feel and traits about it.  So we write about our experiences with life and people in Orange County.  However, our experiences extend farther than just Orange County but it does make for great photo’s at the beach.

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

The inspiration for the songs and lyrics comes from a collective of everyone’s emotions and the lyrics mainly come from experiences that Cole, our singer, has either been through or can relate to.

11. Any plans to hit the road?

Of course, we do plan on touring at some point.  Our main focus at the moment is to keep recording music and develop a solid base.

12. What else is happening next in Pick Up and Run’s world?

We would like to have a full length self titled album by summer with several more singles on the way. We also want to start playing as many shows as possible.

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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