We have been very good. Very great. Living the dream.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Choke”?
Sure. This song expands on a topic touched upon in the title track, ego, through a flurry of sentiments in regards to a creator-creation dynamic: existential questions of purpose, and identity in the confines of a super-saturated society in which the lines of audience and entertainer, influencers and the influenced, creators and creation, leaders and followers, are blurred. This song is essentially a satirical look at the prospect of coming to terms with people actually listening to my music.
Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?
Not anything in particular. Just one of those things that happened.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
For this single, no. We do plan to release a video for a separate song once the album is released. But we tend to be pretty sluggish when it comes to anything that isn’t performing.
The single comes off your new album Gold – what’s the story behind the title?
I felt that this represents the album most efficiently. Simple but effective, and it draws on various topics in the record itself.
How was the recording and writing process?
Pretty straightforward. In the studio, we already had an image of what we wanted the songs to sound like and what we wanted as a final product. That really made the whole recording process easy and go by pretty quick.
What role does Boston play in your music?
Boston plays a pretty big role. There is a thriving music scene in New England in general. A lot of our favorite bands come from the Boston area. In addition to that our scene in Lowell, MA keeps getting bigger. Lowell is really one of the hot spots for new music and definitely working its way onto the national radar.
What aspect of society did you get to explore on this record?
‘Gold’ is an interpretation of a theme presented in the book The Outsiders, regarding youth and innocence. In essence, a core thematic element of the records lyrical content is identity, and through that, an existential question regarding the prospects of a coming to age tale. This, however, is not a coming of age tale, rather, I’d liken it to young adulthood in a post-coming of age story.
Any plans to hit the road?
We will be touring in January to support the album. Planning to be on the road for two and a half weeks out to the Midwest, down south, then back up the east coast.