INTERVIEW: Endling

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

Hi! I’ve been great, thanks for asking:) How have you been?

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “The Girl Who Caught More Flies with Poison”?

Yeah for sure. “The Girl Who Caught More Flies With Poison” was one of those songs that just kind of fell out. I think it took like half an hour to write, it just felt natural. 

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

Not really. The song felt very subconscious so I guess it could be a culmination of events or a reaction to one that I was unaware of at the time. I can’t really put my finger on it.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yeah I actually just filmed one the other day! If you’re into cats then it’ll be right up your alley.

Why are you naming the album World Room?

I was having a conversation with my roommates about the universe, you know how it’s all ever expanding and stuff, and one of my roommates who had previously lived in Berlin said that in German the word “weltraum” is used to describe outer space but directly translates to “world room” in english. The revisioning of something so endlessly vast and empty being viewed as a room full of things rather than a relatively unknown nothingness was really crazy to me. And thus, the album was named.

How was the recording and writing process?

The writing process was different for me this time around. Previously I’d labor over writing a song, but this time it all happened very fast. For the most part the music and lyrics were all written between November 2018 and January 2019. At the same time I started meditating daily and I really think that contributed to the lucidity I felt when I was writing.

The album was produced and engineered by my friend Keith Abrams. We did all of the tracking for the record in his bedroom, and sometimes the living room. We’ve worked together in the past so the creative process was seamless, it really felt uninhibited creatively which was a dream. 

What role does Philadelphia play in your music?

I’m lucky to be a part of a really creative and really supportive group of friends at home. Being surrounded by like minded artists is everything I could ask for, having people that understand you as both a person and a musician is very rare and I’m thankful to Philadelphia for that.

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

I guess my life felt like it was in a state of flux when I started writing the record, so the inspiration came from that uncertainty. The goal with the lyrics was just to avoid being hypercritical and allow myself to say whatever came naturally. 

 Any plans to hit the road?

Yeah! We’re doing a lil’ tour at the end of January and a longer run in March closer to the release of the album. But ultimately I’d love to tour as much as possible!

What else is happening next in Endling’s world?

Making music videos, playing shows, snuggling my dog, eating shawarma, sleeping late.

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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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