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INTERVIEW: Aqua Seca

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

Trent: Good!

Derek: Good!

Jacob: Good!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Slowdrive”?

Trent: I guess what “Slowdrive” is to me, is the kind of feeling you get when you set off on a long drive. I have had lots of those in my life. The sort of feeling I get when I am alone on those drives. Kind of eerie, but at the same time it is nice to get away from everyone and everything.

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

Trent: Not any event in particular necessarily, but I guess if I had to drum it down to one drive, it would be my drive from here in Los Angeles to the pan handle of Idaho (nearly Canada). I had some free time last summer and for some reason I thought it would be a good idea to drive for 3 straight days, alone, all that way up there (and back). But it was worth it of course.

Can you tell us more about your upcoming video?

Trent: I really cannot remember exactly how I thought of the idea for the video, but the idea was to get away from all the people (here in LA) and go someplace that was going to look magical of some sort.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

Trent: The whole video nearly didn’t happen as my video guy, Mike Robbins, came down with a terrible fever the day before we were supposed to go out there to shoot, luckily I had another friend who was able to hold a camera and we still were able to go out there. Thank you Neil!

How was the recording and writing process?

Trent: Recording was odd in the sense that I actually used some outboard gear to get the guitar sound. I remember being on Reddit and somebody posted the exact piece of gear I needed (a very rare piece from Seymour Duncan), so the next night I drove an hour and a half into the city to pick it up from someplace in Chinatown, and that piece of gear is responsible for a lot of that sound.

What role does California play in your music?

Trent: I would like to think that it doesn’t… but I am fairly sure it does. I don’t know, frankly, I wish I was here more often. Growing up, we were always traveling a lot, which disillusioned me from the place that I should be calling home. Made me always want to go someplace else, when in reality it isn’t that terrible to be here!

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

Trent: Hmmmmm… I would say you can expect new material yes. It is coming along well, getting everything finished up.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Trent: Early 2020, we are still finalizing all of the details, but early 2020. I am really looking forward to it.

Any plans to hit the road?

Trent: 2020. I know I would love to hit the road.

Derek: Sooooo down.

Jacob: Oh I definitely agree!

What else is happening next in Aqua Seca’s world?

Trent: November 23rd, 2019! We have all spent the last month preparing for this show. I am really hoping it is going to be something special to the people who are going to be there, and to the people who will be able to watch the film afterwards.

Derek: It is going to be a reaaaallll production, we have been working really hard on it.

Jacob: I can definitely second that!

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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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