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INTERVIEW: Keep True

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

Good and busy! Thanks for asking!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Deal With It”?

Of course! ‘Deal With It’ is the opening track to our new EP as well as our set! It’s our most energetic and fast paced song and really gets the blood pumping! It’s the second single we’ve released and the reception has been amazing!

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

There is no exact event that brought inspiration, but more the overall feeling of being young and in a uncomfortable situation that you just wish you could get out of at that moment. Just think about being young with no car or way to leave after an awkward argument, in that moment you just want to get out so bad. That’s the inspiration in a nutshell.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yes! We released a music video for it on November 2nd!

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

The phrase “digging up bones” is actually an old saying meaning to dwell on old emotions and that’s exactly what this EP is. It’s the release of old feelings that just won’t stay buried.

How was the recording and writing process?

Honestly, the recording and writing process was really messy. The 2 original band members were/are in a relationship (Rick and Taylor) so there were arguments that blurred lines between the relationship and the band as well as a comfortability that is unusual in a band setting. Recording was the same way, but at the end of the day that same comfortability and free reign for opinion help build stronger songs and recordings.

What was it like to work with Josh Schroeder and how did that relationship develop?

Rick – I’ve known about Josh for a long time. He did, what in my opinion, was one of the best sounding metal records for it’s time, “Pale Horse” by a band called Legend. Ever since hearing that record I’ve wanted to work with Josh and although this is quite the different genre, I finally got a chance to and it was a great experience! He was really able to take the sound we were looking for and bring it to life. He was also very intelligent not only in his craft but just in general, and we learned so much just from talking with him!

How much did he get to influence the album?

Rick – Josh was only hired for mixing and mastering, so he didn’t do any writing or producing, but he was able to take our tracks and give them the quality professional sound we’ve been searching for for a long time!

What role does Kansas City play in your music?

Kansas City has a very eclectic music scene with so many kinds of genres from blues to pop to metal to jazz, there seems to be music everywhere. This brings the feeling of creative freedom to try whatever kind of music you want which is awesome.

Any plans to hit the road?

Not just yet! We really want to focus on building up our local scene and presence right now. Maybe some weekend runs around the tri-state area.

What else is happening next in Keep True’s world?

Building up our local scene is a big focus right now as well as just finding our groove as a band, playing live, and hopefully writing some more soon!

Stream “Living” Here

Stream “Deal With It” Here

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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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