Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Hi! We’ve been great! We’re gearing up to leave for the second part of our summer headline tour.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “The More I Say”?
In our eyes, it’s the most “catching” song we’ve released to date and we are extremely proud of it.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
A culmination of events inspired the lyrics of the song. At the top of the year, a lot of things were changing (good and bad) for all of us personally and the creative and professional direction of the band was up in the air. I was frustrated overall about some things in my mind, as I tend to overthink a lot about situations big or small, so this song was sort of a sit down discussion with myself about what I was going through and what I needed to get past it, which was just a helping hand or someone to lend their ear and listen to what I had to say. It was cathartic writing it and means a lot to me.
How was the recording and writing process?
We started writing the song at our rehearsal space when we jammed to the intro. That practice was set as a pre production rehearsal with our producer, Dylan, to get ready for to record “Gone Again”. Dylan showed up and heard us playing the song (just 10 minutes into writing it) and he got really excited about it so we ran with it and finished the song that day, musically. After making some finishing touches and lyrical adjustments we hit the studio and recorded it in 2 days back in February in the valley. It was cool because the song just flowed from the second we started writing it to the last vocal note was recorded. It was easy and as natural as a song got for us, recording wise.
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
It was so awesome and definitely our favorite video to film. We had the vision to shoot a band performance in front of green screen so we reached out to Nicolas Wendl, a director friend of ours, to see how possible that was. Instead, he suggested that we shoot in front of a white background using two projectors, as it’s an easier process to edit in post production. We had a couple of pre production meetings to get prepared with our director so once the official filming date came, we had the whole concept laid out. We shot full band performance, individual shots, and then had a couple of our close friends act as extras and wear the tape over their mouths. The concept behind the video extends to the songs meaning about talking too much and overthinking versus just letting things be. We wanted red and black trippy backgrounds and an overall badass performance from the band to get our new vibe across.
What role does LA play in your music?
LA plays a huge role in our music as the move was a massive leap we took together at the top of 2018. We knew it was the place to be and spent months preparing in New Jersey. Now, it’s our home as a band. We live in a four bedroom house together in the valley and are consistently creating together whether it’s 2 PM or 2 AM. We’ve grown a lot closer from living here. We’ve also developed a lot of friendships with other artists as well as creative connections with industry folk. Our song “Change” is about that big move and the major step we took living in the real world together.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Oh, yes!! We have a lot of other songs already recorded that will be released in the coming months that we’ve been tweaking with our producer, Dylan McClean, who’s our best friend from NJ. The 5 of us are consistently creating together.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
No specific dates have been picked for the upcoming singles, but we do have a couple of them done and more on the way. We mostly will be releasing singles, eventually compiling them into an EP, and have our sights set on a full length album for when the time is right and the world is ready.
How has the road been treating you so far? Any highlights?
It’s been amazing. The reaction we’ve seen on our first ever headline tour has been nothing short of humbling. We are always shocked to see anyone singing our songs, but also are confident and proud of our live show. If the west coast leg was any indication of what’s to come, then we are beyond excited. In terms of highlights, the first show in Phoenix was awesome and kicked off the tour in an incredible way as well as the Denver show we played with Weathers and our latest packed out show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. We have a ton of energy on stage and love to see the audience react to it.
Does life on the road influence and help you brainstorm new music ideas?
There’s a ton of time in the van, so if a song is in the works I’ll tweak lyrics. On the performance side, we are always paying attention to what dynamics make a live set fulfilling for an audience member, especially one that’s just hearing of us, and write songs that will have different effects on people whether it’s an all out rocking jam or a quiet, emotional moment.
What else is happening next in The Catching’s world?
We just got some amazing news that we are going to be touring overseas in the fall (announcing soon). We also have a lot of new music on the way that we couldn’t be more excited about.