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INTERVIEW: Runaway Angel

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

Hello!! We are great thank you! It’s finally Summer! Nothing makes you instantly happy like sunshine.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Hard To Get”?

We are extremely excited to send this song out into the world. It’s fun, sassy and lighthearted. Although it’s important to us to write as much as possible, when this song was sent to us we couldn’t deny that it would be a great fit for our record “Zero”. It was written by Raelynn, Emily Weisband and Christopher Stevens.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yes! This might be the most fun we’ll ever have on a video set. We don’t want to give too much away, but we’ll hint that we’re channelling our inner Pink ladies.

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

At a certain point when you’re making an album or just navigating your career in general, you become aware of all the intense pressure you’re feeling from the outside. The industry is full of people with opinions on everything from how you should look and dress, what to write, how to record and release music and how to market and manage your music. We were feeling extremely stressed and pressured to follow up our first album with something people loved. Thankfully, one night it occurred to us that the outside pressures were affecting not only our love of music, but our confidence. “Zero” to us means that we are moving forward with zero fear and zero cares about what people expect! We felt so free to just be the artists we want to be.

How was the recording process?

The Recording Process for the Album was wonderful. Jason Barry is an incredible producer and person. He’s helped us carve out our own sound and always takes us in such fun directions. He was willing to go somewhere a little different with ‘ZERO’ for us and we appreciated that so much. Adam Newcomb Co-Produced a ton of tunes on this album as well and again, he is just amazing. Great vision and just such a great guy. We also had Billy Decker Mix a few tunes for us, including ‘Hard To Get’ that just really made them pop with the energy we wanted. We are so lucky we get to work with such talented people!

What role does being Canadian play in your writing?

Being Canadian definitely has inspired our sound. We were influenced growing up by Amazing Canadian artists like Shania Twain, Celine Dione, Chantal Creviazuk, Alanis Morrisette etc.

Even when you’re building your own sound and brand you can’t help but let some of those influences show along the way.

Also, Canada is a beautiful Country and we have had the chance to explore so much of it together while touring and visiting radio. That Open Road, free spirit feeling you get when you’re driving in Canada can definitely be felt in a lot of our tunes.

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

Our original material is inspired by so many different things.  Relationships, The World as we see it and ALL of the feelings. We usually go into a session with some lyrical or melody ideas and throw stuff around until all three of us get excited about something. Once we are all in on an idea, we just go from there. Every session is a different experience, especially when we are co-writing with others people outside of the three of us.

Any plans to hit the road?

We spend a lot of our summer playing festivals and fairs and we are really looking forward to getting out there this year and having lots of fun on stage! We’re extremely excited for Trackside this year- We had SO much fun last year.

What else is happening next in Runaway Angel’s world?

Music is such a huge thing in all of our lives. Right now we’re working on expanding the role music plays in it- and the role we play in the industry. We’re spending the spring and summer of this year working together on a catalogue of music for film and television- music that differs greatly from our everyday Runaway Angel sound, that will let us explore some avenues in licensing and publishing.

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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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