INTERVIEW: Drive!Drive!

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

Hey there! Honestly with everything going on right now just surviving. It’s no secret that COVID-19 has hit the industry pretty hard and we are not excluded from that. We have had to push back headlining shows and potential tour dates, not to mention one of our members rescheduling a wedding, so its been a bit hectic.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “I’ll Be Just Fine”?

Absolutely! We wrote this song over 6 months ago really having no idea what was about to be happening in the world. At the time we wanted to take some time to focus on the idea of mental health and how sometimes when you’re going through something in your life, you just have to tell everyone “I’ll be just fine” and “Just let me get through this on my own and don’t pretend to care.” Considering current events and how everyone is having to deal with their own headspace, we think there isn’t a better time for this song to resonate with people.

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

It wasn’t really a specific event more of a culmination of what we have seen in our lives as well as society. You might be going through some personal struggles and people only ask if you’re “ok” to basically check a box for themselves. The song is about being real, authentic, and actually caring when you ask someone, “how are you doing?” We have to remember that friendships and lasting relationships are more important than likes on a photo. We have to be real not just with ourselves, but with everyone else.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

We are planning on releasing a video! What was fortunate for us was that we were able to complete filming before quarantine began. So we were very lucky on that front and can’t wait to share it!

How was the recording and writing process?

After Alex brought the idea of the song in a demo, we all knew that this had to be our next single. We completed the lyrics and structure of the song together and started recording everything with our producer Andrew Gomez right after we got home from our west coast tour. While it may sound a little different from our other music, we are completely fine with that because to us it sounds like Drive!Drive!

What role does Nashville play in your music?

Nashville for us is our home, where we create our music and where we have met and worked with numerous talented people. Nashville doesn’t always directly impact  our song writing but it does affect our experiences and environments. For instance, when we have band business meetings we always try to meet up at Portland Brew in East Nashville or when we have to practice or write songs it’s always a short drive to one of our houses.

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

While we are always working on something new, we do have some things in the works that we are especially excited about! However you’ll just have to wait and see.

Any tentative release date or title in mind for new music?

We want to work on being able to consistently release more material, but for now we don’t want to give too much away/

What else is happening next in Drive!Drive!’s world?

Currently just trying to plan for the next few months. As we said before we were hit pretty hard like everyone else due to COVID-19 but we are fighting to keep making music to share and to keep building relationships with our fans whether they have been with us since the beginning or just started listening.

Listen “I’ll Be Just Fine”: https://open.spotify.com/track/54mf0rmledshIWmR8zzb7D?si=GPMuis_qTdyjt-Jq9SpZdg

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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