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INTERVIEW: Mostly Trees

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

We have been really well.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “22nd And 2″?

This single is personal to me (Jon the lead singer) because I wrote it about seeing someone who is not there.

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

The passing of my mother was a big influence in this song.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

The process was easy as we were recording the songs at the time so our focus was real and true. so you can see us screw up on the album in real time.

The single comes off your new self-titled album. why naming the record after the band?

We have always had a hard time naming things so this was the easy out.

How was the recording and writing process?

We all have came from different writing backgrounds but have transitioned very easily to this new aspect of having a say in the writing, music and lyrics of this record. The recording process was first manifested in a deep woods lodge in the late winter 2017 and we came out of it ready for what we needed to do.

Would you call this a departure from your previous musical work?

It was more of a collaborative effort this time.

What role does Minneapolis play in your music?

This is where we live and we wouldn’t want it any other way.

What aspect of loss and personal growth did you get to explore on this record?

A lot. we have had a lot of things happen in writing this record that we need to overcome. We all learned, however, that writing this record was what we needed.

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

The lyrics were secondary. The melody of the song comes first.

Any plans to hit the road?

We just returned from hitting up Eau Claire and Chicago for a small leg to showcase the new tunes as well as played a local show. We plan on playing more midwest shows this spring.

What else is happening next in Mostly Trees’ world?

The record will be released nationally on December 20th on all major outlets and we hope to play a city near you!

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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