INTERVIEW: Gypsy Circus

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Holy Lights and Shadows”?

Holy Lights and Shadows is a song that reflects on past dark times but more importantly highlights hope in new things that have been found.

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

Nothing in particular triggered this song but i can relate to it personally. It highlights the thoughts and anxieties of the average Joe. Sometimes you get dealt a few shit hands all in one go but in the end, it gets better. I think everyone can relate to this song to a degree, Whether your savior is love, a job, or your gyro’s just come in.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

We have already released a music video for the single! Our very talented friend and videographer Konz, over at WAVVY MUSIC helped create a beautiful piece of work focusing on contrasting colours and features some of Scotland’s incredible landscapes too. It really is amazing to watch.

Why naming the album after this track in particular?

Although we love all the songs on the EP, this is the song that will find its way onto radio and get enjoyed by goths, nerds and bams alike! Its a song even your gran can shuffle to.

How was the recording and writing process?

We always have a blast recording. Even though its somewhat stressful and im only sleeping for a couple of hours a night, theres a thrill knowing you are so close to the finished product. The song also keeps getting better and better throughout the day, with things like synth and vocal harmonies getting added into the mix. Its not a huge addition, but it does add.

How Breaking Benjamin and 3 Doors Down has influence your writing?

As far as influences get involved, these two bands wouldn’t be included. Artists we all agree on are blues based and Biffy!

What role does Edinburgh play in your music?

Edinburgh doesnt play a massive roll gigwise although we all live here and half the band were born here. Everywhere you look in this city is inspiration for new material, there is just so much going on! Our song ‘Jungle’ was based solely on characters our singer met in Edinburgh growing up. It was also filmed in Porty (beach) and other parts around Edinburgh.

What were some of the things you tried to raise awareness on this record?

Falling to the Sky is about drug addiction and how it can take over your life. Its about the 2 main problems with drugs – dependency and a lack of them.

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

The lyrics and songs are based on everyday life problems and stories. ‘Molly’s Eyes’ is about a ex-bully who has died in her adult years after growing out of her threatening nature, but the damage she inflicted in her childhood still brings hate towards her, even after death. Quite heavy stuff!

Any plans to hit the road?

We are currently on the road, and we love it!

What else is happening next in Gypsy Circus’ world?

Continue writing and working hard! – thanks for speaking with us GCx x

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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