Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Bridges”?
Bridges is about a character who realizes that he has no power to change the corrupt world. It’s more of a story than a thematic song.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
I believe I was writing the lyrics around the time of the Panama Papers scandal. The journalist Daphne Galizia, who was leaking information about it, was killed by a car bomb.
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
The filming process for “Red” was a lot of fun. Our friend Sam O’Connell did all of the filming and editing, and worked with us to make our idea happen. Side note, cymbals muted with tape sound like crap.
Why naming the album after this track in particular?
Red was one of our favorite tracks on the EP, and we thought it would be a good track to represent it.
How was the recording and writing process?
The process was fun, but challenging. We did all of the tracking, editing, mixing and mastering ourselves, and we were trying to juggle that work with shows and practicing. We’re definitely looking to record our next release at somebody else’s studio.
How has Norman Jean and The Chariot influence your music?
As a vocalist, hearing the way Norma Jean blended clean vocals in with their music influenced my vocal writing style for sure. The Chariot’s energy and delivery is crazy, so we try to have at least about half their energy, haha.
What role does Pennsylvania play in your music?
I grew up where there wasn’t much to do, so I spent a lot of time playing instruments and writing music.
What aspect of individualism did you get to explore on this record?
I got to explore some personal lyrical themes and styles that I enjoy.
Any plans to hit the road?
We do plan on hitting the road once the EP drops.
What else is happening next in Toothless’ world?
We’re already writing new music, and we plan on filming a new music video to release this year.