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INTERVIEW: PACE

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

Hi, we are fantastic, thank you! We just got back from Brighton Pride where we played a small half an hour set and people there were absolutely amazing. They gave us all the colourful energy, haha. How are you?

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Hunt Me Down”?

Yes, definitely. ´Hunt Me Down´ will be released at the beginning of October this year and we’re really excited about it as it will be our first single ever to be out there,  which truly represents our style and the experience people can get when they see us play live. This song was one of the many we wrote, but it feels special as it was originally written on an old harmonium Adrian bought for almost nothing at a random flea market. It has its spirit and it gave me a new inspiration to write this song about facing our own fears in life, rather than suppressing them and leaving them unspoken and behind. Because they never disappear just like that. We have to be brave enough to face them and work on them, otherwise they’ll silently Hunt Us Down.

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

There have been several actually. One of them was my family member´s fight with depression and its successful turnaround, and the ability to use this dark place and turn it into art. And of course my own anxiety issues mostly music industry related, taking away the joy from music.

Does your approach tends to change when you are shooting a live video or say, session?

We are definitely adapting the arrangements of the songs. Our live session of ´Hunt Me Down´ that can already be found on our socials is a stripped back version of the song, where you can still see the harmonium breathing and giving an intimate feeling while exploring the folk roots of the song. This is really different from the arrangement that will be released in October.  Sadly, the harmonium will be kept only for live performances.

How was the recording and writing process?

Both went surprisingly very quick. Which is not a usual thing for us 😀 I wrote the core of the song in less than half an hour playing the harmonium for the very first time in my life. Hearing its unique sound gave me a new inspiration for the melodies and the writing approach in general. Then we went to the studio to finish the arrangement with the boys and the recording was completed in a couple of days as well.

What role does London play in your music?

Even though I am mentioning this city in the lyrics its role is mostly symbolic I would say. I am sure I could sing and write and we could play in any other city, however in London I guess we fully devoted our time to music for the first time and that is why it also became an immediate association with this dream. Also this city has so many great venues and stages to perform at.

Does the new single mean we can expect new material – how’s that coming along?

Yes, absolutely. ´Hunt Me Down´ will be followed by one more single ´Fallen´ released in late November this year. It´s funny because this song was written way before ´Hunt Me Down´, however we still decided to release it as a second one. Also the reason behind this choice, is that we are shooting a very alternative music video in Prague later this month for this release and we simply need more time for it. But it´s already looking great and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

The exact dates for both singles will be announced shortly and that’s it for this year. 2020 will definitely bring more music but let´s keep that for later.

Any plans to hit the road?

Supporting a signed artist is something that we have been planning for a long time now and we´re trying to actually make this happen. Cub Sport, Aurora or Sevdaliza if you are reading this please don’t hesitate to contact us 😀

What else is happening next in PACE’s world?

At the moment we are planning other shows in Prague and Bratislava for the beginning of the new year and apart from that you can see us perform at The Troubadour, in London, on the 25th of October.

WATCH PACE LIVE AT O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE HERE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMgC_zYkwZY

WATCH PACE LIVE SESSIONS HERE: 

‘Hunt Me Down’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6tpcmJzJZg

‘Down The Alleys’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK4dj-eKyvU

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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