INTERVIEW: The Fallen Prodigy

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

Hey VENTS, we’ve been pretty good.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Fractured”?

Yeah, Fractured is one of our favorite songs on the album and the song came together pretty quickly. We love writing fast riffs juxtaposed by somewhat slow choruses, giving us a chance to show both our heavy, fast, and brutal side while also giving space to the easier, more melodic stuff in our choruses. I think this song does that extremely well.

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

I would say just wanting to push ourselves. We wanted to merge together the elements from the music that we enjoy, and make a song that would be amazing to play and to listen to.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

The filming process for Fractured was really fun and easy this time around compared to our other music videos. We’ve worked with Eric DiCarlo of Square Up Studios before so it was a breeze shooting this video. He usually comes up with an idea for the music video and we just go from there. This video was extremely fun due to the light set-up he had and the whole concept of having us in specific places. He also always pushes us during the shoots and brings out the best in each one of us.

How was the recording and writing process?

For this song the writing process was fairly straight forward. Daniel and Andrew met and just jammed until something clicked. This song came together fairly quickly, but we spent a lot of time perfecting it. Once we were satisfied, we met with our producer, Randy Pasquarella of Pasquarella Recordings and got started.

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

We have a few features on our Full Length Album “Relive // Regret // Repeat” such as Will Ramos, Lauren Babic and Angel Vivaldi. When we have features we tend to write a part that during the song would fit their style. We wanted them to feel comfortable with their parts while giving them creative liberty.

How do Killswitch Engage and Trivium have influence on your music?

These are bands that we all listened to heavily. Their fast thrash riffs and extremely melodic choruses impacted us as we listened. Therefore, we try to impact others through our music as well. Although, we did switch up the sound a little in our album, we still have some songs that have that Trivium and KSE thrash flavor.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

We are writing new material but for the time being i don’t think we’re planning on doing anything new seeing as how the album is just a few months old.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Nothing yet as of right now but we are writing new material. We want to get a head start and give ourselves enough time to create something huge.

Any plans to hit the road?

We would love to and we’re definitely working on it. Make sure to keep up with us on social media to stay updated.

What else is happening next in The Fallen Prodigy’s world?

Lots of Overwatch, writing, and work haha We’re still reviewing some ideas for whatever we plan on putting out in the future. For right now, catch us on March 3rd with Crystal Lake. It’s gonna be an insane show!

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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