Thanks for having us! We’ve been good. Extremely focused lately on finishing up this record.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “My Guard Down”?
It’s a very menacing-sounding, pop-sensible industrial track that lyrically deals with a more and more common trope in every day relationships: Fear of intimacy. Not necessarily in a romantic sense, but in a more broad assessment of behaviors that we seem to be observing in every day relationships.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
No, it’s been an accumulation over a long period of time. We’ve observed that the more we seem to move forward as a species technologically, the more things seem to be marketed to people that enable them to be more closed off and less in tune with human experience.
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
The filming process was actually the easiest part. We knocked it out in two long 12+ hour days. But the editing and post-production treatments were very time consuming and arduous.
How was the recording and writing process?
It was very streamlined and efficient because we’re a totally DIY band. We have our own studio that we produce and mix everything from. Having that advantage gives us a lot of time and room for experimenting with sounds and structure.
What role does LA play in your music?
It plays a lot of different roles of each of us. We all have our separate lives, so our day to day routines have their own unique effect on what we bring to the table as far as our writing goes.
How’s your new album coming along?
It’s coming along great. Even though we have our own studio, we don’t have space to record drums. So we recently did all the drum tracking for the remainder of the songs at Hear No Evil Studio in Orange County. All that’s really left is final touches and mixing.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
We’re not really ready to reveal the title just yet; we plan to do that along with unveiling the artwork at some point. But our tentative release date for the record as of now is February 2019.
What aspect of the 80s and 90s did you get to explore on this record?
Mainly the visual and sonic aesthetic of where technology was in those days and how it reflects upon our current tools and process. And this provided a solid foundation to convey the song’s meaning.
Any plans to hit the road?
Yes! We are planning to tour when the record is out with a number of stand alone shows leading up to that. We’re very proud of the new material and we can’t wait to perform it live.
What else is happening next in Fact Pattern’s world?
We are currently preparing to shoot our next video. We’re in the planning stages, so we don’t want to say too much about it. But it will be very different from the first single’s video. Other than that, we’re always working on something. New visual experiments are in the works and new sounds are always brewing.