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INTERVIEW: Cave Twins

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

Great, thanks!

Can you talk to us more about your song “With You”?

With You is one of the first songs that we made up together. Along with a lot of the other tracks off of the album, it’s a song about friendship.

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

No particular event. We wanted to write an album that focused on friendship.

Any plans to release a video for the track?

We have a live video recording of us cutting this track in the studio.  It is on cavetwins.com

The single comes off your new album Best Friends For Now – what’s the story behind the title?

All good things must come to an end. It’s inevitable.

How was the recording and writing process?

The two of us recorded the album together at Sweetside Recording Company in Canton, Ohio.  We engineered, mixed, and mastered the album ourselves, focusing on one song at a time, and really experimenting with different microphones and placements.  For example, “With You” was recorded in mono With us gathered around  a single 1954 Neumann UM57 tube microphone. Recording and creating songs in the studio is our favorite part of being Cave Twins.

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

Most definitely! Our process changes from song to song, but usually one of us will start the song and then hand it off to the other. Thats where things get really exciting for me (David) I love to send Abby lyrics, and she will send them back with these fantastic melodies that I would have never thought of on my own.

What role does Ohio play in your music?

Well, Ohio has an amazing music scene. A lot of great musicians come from Ohio. There might be something in the Cuyahoga River that causes musical mutations.

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

We met at an Open mic night in Akron, OH two years ago and we quickly became best friends. When we are together it’s hard for us not to constantly smile, we wanted to capture that joy so we set out to write songs about the glory of friendship and the power of human kindness.

Any plans to hit the road?

We have a tour booked in the spring, some festivals in the summer, and we are planning to tour out west in the fall.

What else is happening next in Cave Twins’ world?

While touring in support of this album we are also working on a full length feature film!

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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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