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INTERVIEW: The Faim

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

Hey! We’re doing very well and are so excited for our upcoming releases!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Summer Is A Curse”?

“Summer Is A Curse” is about the things we go through in a make or break situation. In certain moments, the decisions you make can become the platform for the rest of your life. This song acknowledges those decisions and the actions that come with it; including the things we leave behind to reach our goals.

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

The inspiration for this song was the present moment that we were in. It was the summer in Los Angeles and it dawned on us that depending on how the events of the summer played out, this could be the start of a brand new journey. As so much was riding on this moment, it became the inspiration for what the song is about.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

We absolutely loved shooting the music video for “Summer Is a Curse”! Being able to film in the beautiful scenery of Snowdonia, Wales was amazing. It was kind ironic though, that in between shooting scenes for a song about the summer, we were stacking on layers upon layers of clothes because it was freezing cold!

Why naming the EP after this track in particular? What aspect of Summer did you get to explore on this record?

The EP is named after this track as the meaning of it applies to not only all the songs, but our whole journey up to this point. All the steps that we’ve taken have come with the desire to succeed which drives us in everything we do.

How was the recording and writing process?

The recording and writing process was one that pushed us in the best way possible. We learned a completely new way of writing and recording that helped us improve as both musicians and songwriters.

What was it like to work with John Feldmann and how did that relationship develop? How much did he get to influence the album?

Working with John was an awesome experience, and it all stemmed from an email we received from him back in mid 2016. From that time, we wrote and recorded a huge amount of demos which we sent to him, until heading to LA to work together in person in April 2017. The writing that took place in his studio was a huge team effort, and everyone brought the best of themselves to the table. We learned so much from John during this time as his many years of experience in the field of songwriting became clear from the very first day.

How much of a sneak peek is this material for your next forthcoming record?

The diversity of this EP will definitely reflect that of the forthcoming record. These songs are also very real for us and that honesty will always be present in the music that we share to the world.

You brought some special guests into this material – did you handpick them or how did they come on board? What did they bring to the table?

We had the pleasure of working with so many amazing songwriters and artists in our time at the studio. This came about through John arranging them to come down to meet and write. Each person brought a brand new perspective on songwriting which was a huge factor in the diversity of the music in our upcoming releases.

Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with someone else rather than on your own?

In a way, it really depends on the moment in which you’re writing. We do tend to keep the fundamentals of our writing close, but when the opportunity comes to learn a new approach from someone else, we don’t hesitate to take a step back open ourselves up to writing in a new way.

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

We draw inspiration through our life experiences and the emotions that we felt at the time. All of our songs are very personal to us and are an honest expression of ourselves.

Any plans to hit the road?

We’re hitting the road with Against The Current through the U.K. and Europe from mid-September to mid-October!

What else is happening next in The Faim’s world?

We have many upcoming and exciting new things in store that we can’t wait to share with the world!

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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