INTERVIEW: Sawyer Path

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

“Pretty good! We are very stocked to release our new album this Friday!”

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

“It’s pretty much my favourite song off the record. It has every color of the album on it from heavy breakdowns and heavy screaming to melodic riffs and hooky vocals. It’s a roller coaster ride that sums up pretty well the vibe of the album.”

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

“I guess it’s all about the typical love/hate relationships that a lot of us go through growing up. When the physical part of the relationship is amazing but that the intellectual part has a lot of issues. You don’t seem to have the same values and one always cares more about the other in the relationship leaving the other in the dark, confused.”

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

“It was really fun except for the part that we were filming on the fifth floor and that we had to climb the stairs with all our gear *laughs*. Honestly everything went well during the filming process and our first experience with Luke Rob who produced the video was great!”

The single comes off your new album Toxic Temptation – what’s the story behind the title?

“Like I said about the single Blind, the title Toxic Temptation can be about love/hate relationships when one another is attracted to each other but are also toxic to each other like Ice & Fire. But for others it can be translated to their drug addiction, gambling addiction or porn addiction. *laughs*”

How was the recording and writing process?

“The writing process is definitely the part where we argue the most! *laughs* Everyone in the band brings his ideas during that process and sometimes there are differences of opinion, but in the end it only makes the songs better!”

How Papa Roach and Bullet For My Valentine has influenced your writing?

“We all grew up in the nineties so when Infest (Papa Roach) and The Poison (BFMV) came out in the 2000’s we were all blown away by the respective nu-metal and metalcore sound of both albums so we decided to derive from those albums especially. Getting Away With Murder from Papa Roach was also another album that really influenced us with its hard rock sound. My vocals are also kind of similar to the raspy voice of Jacoby Shaddix and the duo of soft voice/screaming of Matt Tuck.”

What role does Canada play in your music?

“Well, the market in Canada is a lot smaller than the market in the USA so it gets harder to expend your band in the country since you need to travel a lot more to get to big towns! That’s why we don’t tour so much at the moment and get more focused on the Internet sales. Since the United States are pretty close to our country (it would take me less than 3 hours to get to the states) we get to have low shipping cost there. Also, since the Canadian dollar is cheaper than the us dollar people in the US get to spend 15,75$ usd on a 20$ cad item so they are more likely to buy it.”

What toxic temptations did you get to explore on this record?

“Sex, drugs & rock n’ roll. *laughs*”

Any plans to hit the road?

“We definitely are, but we haven’t booked any tour yet. We’re actually working on that right now and looking for a tour that will be worth it. As of this summer, we’re booking weekend shows and festivals closer to our home town but we’re certainly open to do shows out of town if the opportunity is appealing.”

What else is happening next in Sawyer Path’s world?

“We want to promote the new album as much as we can and reach more people. We also have some big announcements coming up soon! So make sure to like our Facebook page and stay tuned for the latest news! Thanks to all of you!”

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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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