INTERVIEW: Sienna Wild

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

Hey VENTS! We have been good! How have you been?

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “You Wouldn’t Know”?

Sure! This is an emotional rock song, driven by guitars and full of dynamic shifts and atmosphere. It’s a song that was written piece by piece over a few years, with no real direction, until our producer Oscar Dawson really wanted to explore it when we were recording our last EP. Lyrically, it is about a third party narrator, a guy who is confided in by his best friend’s girl. She is going to leave his best friend but he is too lazy to know or care. Bastard!

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

Not really, but I was inspired by artists who can write from multiple perspectives. This is an attempt to write from the perspective of someone on the outside of the relationship, yet gets dragged in and becomes involved by association. I think we can all relate to this idea.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yeah we have released a lyrical video and may have plans to release a full clip soon. But shhhhhh. Don’t tell anyone (but your massive readership of course 🙂

How was the recording and writing process?

It was a really efficient and productive process once we worked out the parts and arrangement. We really believed in the song’s power once we worked out what we wanted and what the emotional energy was going to be like. I only have fond memories of recording this bad boy!

How has Catfish and the Bottlemen and Eskimo Joe influenced your writing?

It’s funny you ask that! Lately, we have had some feedback that they are two artists we sound similar to! We love both of them so it is a huge compliment!

Catfish and the Bottlemen are an amazing band, guitar driven and full of awesome dynamics and interesting musical themes. I pump them loud in my car, particularly in winter, I don’t know what it is, like most British bands, they sound better in winter for some reason. They hit the ground running when they first came out and we have loved them ever since.

Eskimo Joe had some classic tracks in the early 2000’s when Aussie rock had a massive resurgence with bands like them and JET, Wolfmother and Dallas Crane, as well as the old boys in Powderfinger really created a strong scene. Well crafted and well performed Aussie rock songs.

What role does Melbourne play in your music?

It is our home. It is where we grew up, where we cut our teeth in its pubs and live venues. Melbourne knows good music and is full of talented musicians who know their shit, it really is the perfect place to be in a band. It never lets you get too big for your boots.

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

It sure does! It is coming along really well thanks! Right now we are balancing our time between recording demos for the new material for the studio early 2020 and rehearsing for our upcoming tour. Busy times!

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

You Wouldn’t Know, out now!

Any plans to hit the road?

Yeah! We are hitting the road in January, going to Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane, and then back home to play a huge show for our homegrown fans!

What else is happening next in Sienna Wild’s world?

Writing and playing and recording music. Just like the sands in the hourglass, these are the days of Sienna Wild!

Listen: YOU WOULDN’T KNOW

Watch: YOU WOULDN’T KNOW (Lyric Video)

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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