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INTERVIEW: The 27

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

A: Very well thank you.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Tell Me”?

A: It’s out soon, and was an awful lot of fun to make both the record and the video.

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

A: Well the song is about the age watching someone that one either likes or cares about be in in love with someone who you deem un fit and deserving of their affection. It revolves around the age old adage “What does she/he see in him” (feel free to insert any of the other 72 or so other gender pronouns that there are supposedly meant to be into this statement). It’s something that I think all of us have seen at some points in our lives, I would probably attribute it more to a number of events rather than to one singular one.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

A: Crazy, very last minute and a bit stressful but at the end of the day REALLY FUN…

How was the recording and writing process?

A: Well the writing wasn’t too different from the way that the others get written, this one started with the guitar riff unlike some of the other that have started with lyrics. As for the recording it was all tracked and recorded in a day, starting with the drums. It was recorded at The Next Room in Barnet. Also as with all our records we don’t use any autotune and most of the thick harmony parts are just the three of us all singing round the one mic. The final mix was done out in LA.

What is it about the 60s that you find so fascinating?

A: I think there are equally fascinating features about every decade, including now. As to the 60’s I think the fact the music wasn’t so fragmented into hundreds of very specific genres. People and the music industry weren’t really so fussed about genres back then and there was more of a consensus just to put the music out and let the audience form around it, as opposed to making a record sound a specific way to appeal to specific people. Therefore, there was a lot experimentation and freedom particularly in mainstream music which led to so many great artists and careers.

What’s like to have Beyonce as a fan?

A: We’re always happy to find out if anyone is a fan, no matter who they may be.

How has that push you guys to become a better band, so to speak?

A: I think we all like to get better all the time. We all want to be at our best and play our best, therefore we’re always trying to become a better band. This is, and will always be the same no matter who or however many people says what.

How’s your new album coming along?

A: Fantastically, this answer could probably go on for pages and is best answered in full nearer it’s completion and release. All I will say is that it’s a big step forward for us sonically and we are absolutely over the moon with the way it’s going so far.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

A: No date yet but this year. Not sure about the title although ‘About Time’ would probably be a good descriptive name.

Any plans to hit the road?

A: Yes very soon, but we’re still waiting on the final dates.

What else is happening next in The 27’s world?

A: Well it all depends how well this release goes, definitely another single afterwards and probably an EP or album depending on how well things go.

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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