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INTERVIEW: Brook Davis

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

Calvin- Hey! We’ve been great. Coming off of our second Europe tour, finally getting a little downtime with the wives and kids… it’s much needed respite…

Moses- On a more serious note… we’re doing good. Feelin good, feelin great. Excited to finally have our EP out!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “I Can’t Keep This Up Anymore”?

Moses – A few years ago I went on a road trip with some friends. Spent like 3 days  super drunk and it honestly messed with my head a little bit.

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

Moses- I had the song written, at least the guitars, for a while actually. Never put a melody or lyrics to it. In the Notes app, I always jot down random lyrics or sentences that pop in my head. Scrolled through and found “My heart is sore from Red Bull and vodka”. Kinda just went off from there.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

Moses- At first we had this sound stage booked and had this insane video idea in mind. The guy who owns it didn’t feel like coming in that day so we had to scramble for another idea. Realized the best thing would just do what us and our friends normally do on a Saturday except have a camera guy film us around.

Calvin- Filming was great! We shot with Nick Gallo (@vibesbygallo), who’s an awesome guy and a great musician himself. We originally had this big production planned but we decided last minute it would be more fun to film a night out with our friends, which helped capture the essence of the song.

The single comes off your new EP Serious Damage – what’s the story behind the title?

Calvin- The title comes from the final song on the EP, Favorite Mistake. It’s a shoutout to the toxicity that makes dating fun!

Moses- Toxic relationships are honestly mood, as well as goals.

How was the recording and writing process?

Calvin- Recording was super fun! We worked with Jack Mason at Spotify Studios, who’s a really cool dude, great to work with. He made the process super enjoyable and easy and helped us get the sound we were looking for.

Moses- Probably one of my favorite recording experiences ever. Dude really just understood what we were going for. Didn’t overstep too much but knew when to give criticism. Definitely down to work with him again.

How All Time Low and The Maine has influence your writing?

Moses- I don’t think I’d even play guitar if it weren’t for All Time Low, not to get corny. The way that I write guitar parts, the way I build choruses are literally all inspired by Alex Gaskarth. You can put it on my grave, there is no better song writer in our scene. If there’s anything I want from this release, I wanna be compared to ATL. If we get called rip-offs, I could die happy.

What role does NYC play in your music?

Calvin- In this story there are two characters, Moses and Calvin. But wait! There’s a third character… New York City! Which acted as a character in itself…

Moses- Yeah, what Calvin said.

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

Moses- A lot of it’s from my own life but funny enough, there are a lot of lyrics that are just quotes from different movies and TV shows. Mostly the O.C.

Any plans to hit the road?

Moses- Not in the immediate future. We both have jobs, touring takes a LOT of money. If the right opportunities opened up then for sure, but for now we’re staying local.

What else is happening next in Brook Davis’ world?

Moses- Trying to book some shows this summer, get this second EP recorded. Try to gain as many fans as possible. Get this bread baby.

Calvin- We have an Easter brunch on Sunday, which should be nice.

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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