INTERVIEW: Rags and Riches

Pic by Tate Chmielewski

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

We have been great! Currently on a 46 day tour in the Mid-West and North-East.

-Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Edge of Time”?

Absolutely! This song was written lyrically back in June/July of 2019. We knew right when the melody and lyrics came to us that this song would be special and spark some hope in others!

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

The song came from an area of noticing people bouncing from the highs and lows of life consistently. We know first hand that it can be extremely hard to stay positive and focused in moments like those.

-How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

The filming process and experience was great! We hired Herschel Zhand that also filmed our ‘Not A Stranger’ music video as well. We went a different direction with this video, branching away from our consistent story line from previous videos. He always knows exactly what we want and where we want to go! He has been a real blessing to work with!

-How was the recording and writing process?

This song came very natural and smooth. We were fresh off of our 68 day tour in December of 2019. Jumped right into our home studio to chip away at this song. The song came almost effortlessly!

-What role does being from Lexington play in your music?

Not a huge role to be completely honest. We have a very unique sound that is very different than what the other great artist around the area are doing.

-How does your family bond influence your writing? Does it make working together easier or harder?

It helps a ton being brothers. We know ahead what the other is thinking and are also always on our toes to go in any direction with a song. We had to learn even if the other has 5 great ideas, those songs may not be the ‘One” we need at that exact time. That can be a tough pill to swallow at times.

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

YES! We have a ton of singles planning to come out the remainder of this year.

-Any tentative release date or title in mind?

We have a date and title in mind, but that can all be subject to change at anytime. At the moment, we are watching the success of ‘Edge of Time’!

-Any plans to hit the road?

We finish up this 46 day tour in March and have quite a bit of dates beginning to lineup for the remainder of this year.

-What else is happening next in Rags and Riches’ world?

We are enjoying seeing sights that we have never been before, along with meeting all of the incredible people each night that are giving us wings to keep this band flying.

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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