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INTERVIEW: One Last Daybreak

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

Hey! We’ve been good! Things are moving quickly and we’re really enjoying the process of establishing the band and getting our feet off the ground!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “According To Pleasure, I Was Low On The Food Chain”?

‘According To Pleasure, I Was Low On The Food Chain’ is the first song from our debut EP ‘A Thousand Thoughts’. It’s the marker for the journey of the EP and it’s also our softest song from it. Pop-punk influenced and taking inspiration from bands like Taking Back Sunday, it’s your typical song about the ending of a relationship with all the twists and turns that led to its downfall. We got the name from it’s working title ‘Ad Libitum’ which in stage performance means to improvise, but translates from Latin as ‘according to pleasure.’

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

The song is quite honest about the story it tells and is about true events. It tells about the decline of love in a relationship which was ultimately destroyed when our band mates girlfriend cheating on him with his best friend in his own bed. It’s pretty deep really.

Did you have a video for the single?

We have a lyric video for the single, which can be found on our youtube page!

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

‘A Thousand Thoughts’ is named after the first song we wrote together. The name seemed very fitting as the title of our EP and the song is the one we felt really connected to. It’s very honest about how our minds can challenge us and how one thought can turn into a thousand. We felt the EP followed a journey of struggle and coming to terms with things, and this song really highlighted that for us. We had to name the EP after it.

How was the recording and writing process?

We really enjoyed the recording and writing process to be honest! We gelled really quickly and as a result we were finished with the songs we wanted to choose for this EP after a couple of weeks. We recorded with a good friend of ours who we felt was best for the style of recording we wanted and also visited Atonal Studios to track drums. It was really cool just to work together and hear our music come to life piece by piece!

How Underoath and My Chemical Romance has influence your music?

These two bands are huge inspirations in the post-hardcore and emo scene in our opinion. It’s hard not to be influenced by them! Overall we loved their honesty in their music, the style and we listened to them a lot when we were growing up. It’s hard not to like ‘Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge’ and ‘They’re Only Chasing Safety’, for example, which are two incredible albums. We all must have sat and listened to those albums hundreds of times between us!

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

We wanted to write music that meant we could be honest to ourselves. We wanted to tell our own stories lyrically and instrumentally and so it’s all based on our lives, the things we feel, what effects us or matters to us. We wanted people to know that they’re not alone, and we really hope that we can connect with people in that sense.

Any plans to hit the road?

Nothing set in stone yet, but definitely! We’re always looking ahead and as we finish off the last few bits and pieces, we’re always in talks about where we want to go next and organising.

What else is happening next in One Last Daybreak’s world?

We have a few gigs lined up soon including our EP release show in April which we’re organising. We’re waiting on our music video for the ‘A Thousand Thoughts’ track which is currently in post-production, and we’ve also got a split-EP lined up, ready to record and release later in the year!

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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