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INTERVIEW: SINPLUS

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

Hi guys, we’ve been great thanks!!

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

Dreams is a mix of a lot of things we love. Great lyrics, big choruses, melody and a mix between melancholy and optimism. We believe in this song.

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

The bigger influence is certainly our life. We’re from a small village in Switzerland but this doesn’t mean we can’t dream big. You got a dream, you got to do whatever it takes to protect it and make it real. “Dreams don’t come crushing down and we are not scared” are some of the key lyrics that really reflects our attitude.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

We were looking for epic locations and we chose Iceland. It was awesome, realty overtook expectations. We then found out that some of Game Of Thrones scenes were shot in the same locations we were at.

Out there you can feel the magic of the nature…in 5min you go from a black beach, to the desert and then glacier…we even got the chance to spot some northern lights! An amazing experience!

To be honest, weather conditions were extreme…it was freaking cold, but the crew and Juste, the model, did an amazing job. They are real vikings! (laugh)

How was the recording and writing process?

Last summer we went to California and there we start to feel the “Dreams”* vibe.

Normally we used to produce music by ourselves, but not this time.

We recorded the instrumental part and vocals in Denmark with Thomas Stengaard, great producer. It’s nice to work close with someone capable like him, certain decisions are easier and faster.

When we’re just the two of us, it’s not always easy to get to the right choice…we’re brothers and everyone has his own idea. So having a producer like Thomas who we can trust and understood what we wanted was fantastic.

What was it like to work with Thomas Stengaard, Michael Ilbert and Randy Merrill?

How did those relationships develop?

An easy answer… we had a blast! They are big professionals and it has been a great opportunity to learn many things.

The fact that they like the song, it makes us proud.

We you work with such a experienced and talented guys, everything seems easier.

We were in contact with Michael since a couple of years. Then everything happened thanks to Thomas: he had already worked with Michael in the past so he contacted him. Michael liked the song and he agreed on working with us, we then asked him with whom he would master the song… He suggested Randy.

The music business is a small world, with 2 or 3 connections you can get in touch with everybody. Of course the music has to be good.

How much did they get to influence the album?

The best thing when you work with someone else is to feel that they’re pushing your strengths and not trying to change what you are. This is what they did. We look forward to work with them in the future.

How did you get to find your own voice in the midst of so many creative forces?

We already had many experience on working with different producers and recording in studio like LA and London (3 years ago we actually moved there for the recordings of the album “Up To Me”).

Now we know what we want. In the end we’re the band and this is our music, simply as it seems. 

How U2 and Imagine Dragons has influence your music?

We are huge U2 fans since childhood. They’ve been the main influence.
They’re able to mix a rock and roll feelings with dreamy melodies.
Imagine Dragons are one of the most innovative acts in the rock scene.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

Oh yesss… Our main focus is to write and write new songs. This is what we really like.
We already have a couple of new songs ready to be released but let’s see “Dreams” feedbacks first and than we’ll define the plan.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

We’ll release something new latest in autumn.

Any plans to hit the road?

The plan is to play live as much as we can, besides writing always better songs.

We also would like to do a cover one day…maybe a Joy Division or a Cure song.

What else is happening next in Sinplus’ world?

For the first time we’re going to play in UK, we can’t wait to be there this summer.

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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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