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INTERVIEW: SLIMBOY

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

Hi! All good, thanks!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Let It Go”?

Let it go is one of our most favourite songs on the album. Actually it’s one of the best one’s i wrote so far. HA.

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

There was a girl at one of our shows some time ago and she told me that one of our songs kind of saved her from committing suicide. That story got me really hard, so I wrote that song.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

We haven’t shot a “real” video for the song. there’s a video for sorrows on youtube.com.

The single comes off your new album Sail On Sailor – what’s the story behind the title?

Well, sail on sailor is a song from the beach boys. The title track “believe in you” is inspired by the feeling and the love to the beach boys record “Holland”.

How was the recording and writing process?

Recording and writing took us about 6-8 months. It was fun to write those songs and put them into shape. We are from Switzerland, so we were extremely excited to go to Seattle for 2 weeks and record the songs.

What was it like to work with Mike Herrera and how did that relationship develop?

Well, the 3 of us were part of the band MXPX for some years and we toured the world with mike as MXPX.
It felt like a natural step to record the next record at his studio.

How much did he get to influence the album?

Not much to be honest. We did not want a producer or someone involved in producing. He told us his honest opinion on the songs and that helped improve some stuff last minute. Our main guy in the studio was Bradly who recorded everything, he’s great.

What role does Switzerland play in your writing?

Not much, honestly. HA.

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

Oh. Hmm. That depends. Mostly from personal stuff. friendships, memories, etc.

Any plans to hit the road?

Yeah, we go on tour in august. with Mest, a band from the USA.

What else is happening next in SLIMBOY’s world?

Well, we write songs and are working on other tours. We are DIY, so you never know what’s coming next until it happens.

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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