RTM: We’ve been doing great, staying super busy with this single release. Thanks so much for having us!
VM:Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Sink”?
RTM: So ‘Sink’ is a metaphorical depiction of the all too common scenario of someone being drug down by negative people, substances, addictions, etc. It’s about the struggle of fighting back and finding the will to rise up and persevere against those forces. Not only to survive, but to break away completely. (Let them Sink/Drown)
VM:Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?
RTM: Yes, without getting into specifics. But everyone struggles with similar experiences, and we want this song to be one everyone can relate to. Not just to tell our own story.
VM:Any plans to release a video for the single?
RTM: We actually have a badass music video out for the song. ‘Sink’ by Remember the Monsters on YouTube
VM:How was the recording and writing process?
RTM: I (Julian) initially recorded ‘Sink’ at Static Audio in Louisiana. I came up with the riff and then transcribed that to midi and just scrolled through Omnisphere until I found the coolest patch. From there I had the hook and the rest came together naturally. I sent it to Ashten and he and Matt Good took the reins and added the finishing touches.
VM:What was it like to work with Matt Good and how did that relationship develop?
RTM: It was absolutely amazing, Matt Good is incredible company to have in general, one of the funniest people we’ve ever met right along with being extremely conscientious and productive the entire time in the studio. We’d literally be in the studio, Matt hard at work, he’d turn around and proceed to say something that makes everyone laugh until we couldn’t breathe and then go right back to work. Truly salt of the earth that guy, Matt is a good friend of the band’s and us working together at that point in time made the most sense for us.
VM:How much did he get to influence the song?
RTM: We pretty much brought him a finished project ready to rock, we knew exactly what we wanted to do with this single and he absolutely agreed, but there’s definitely still bits of his swagger as an artist himself throughout the track
VM:What role does Tucson play in your music?
RTM: Tucson definitely has a very big local music scene and some of that definitely rubbed off on us, but it definitely inspired us to be as different and unique as possible. We needed to be bigger, better, and more professional sounding in order to stand out.
VM:Does the new single mean we can expect new material – how’s that coming along?
RTM: Absolutely! We zero intentions of stopping or slowing down. We’re actively working on new music and may have some ready for your earholes soon.
VM:Any tentative release date or title in mind?
RTM: Nothing set in stone quite yet. We are working hard to make sure everything is solid and meets both what we want and what we hope our audience wants.
VM:What are some of your own personal flaws you will get to explore on this record?
RTM: Well music has to have a source material, and we’re human just like everyone else. Impulsive, Emotional, Naïve, a lot plays into the meaning of the lyrics. But we also want to convey a sense of accomplishment. That you aren’t your flaws and can overcome them.
VM:Any plans to hit the road?
RTM: When we feel the time is right you’ll be seeing our faces in every city. If everything goes horribly right, we’ll be everywhere.
VM:What else is happening next in Remember the Monsters’ world?