INTERVIEW: pronouncedyea

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

Hey thanks for having me back! I’ve been good!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “World On Fire”?

For sure, my latest track World On Fire is one that has been in the works for a minute. It all came together thanks to Crash who I met a long time ago when I was first starting out. He’s high key one of the best writers I know right now and one day he sent over the concept of World On Fire with the piano and David Blake singing on top of it. As soon as I heard it I was like, yea this is it – this is amazing. I ended up sitting on it for a minute just listening to what I got sent over and the one day we got invited to work in the Audiomack studios down in New York. That day I worked on a lot of stuff but by the end of the session I was like yo its time to finish World on Fire. The final version you’re hearing comes from the result of that session. It all happened so fast and it was so fun to make and I really feel that energy comes across in the final version. It definitely represents a fun sound I’ve been chasing after for a long time and I couldn’t be more excited about it.

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

With this track I actually didn’t contribute to the lyrics but I know Crash and David Blake have a lot of good things to say about the lyrics and where they come from. As for the production no one event inspired me, but the style of the track was inspired by a sound I’d been wanting to go after for a long time – just huge halftime bass. The big but slow high energy vibe is something I’ve always loved at shows and I’ve always wanted to catch that vibe in my music.

Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?

Still to be determined but I think we’ll get to announce something about this soon!

How was the recording and writing process?

The process of this track was pretty unique since it all happened so fast. It all started when Crash sent over the piano and Vocals from David Blake and then I took those and built out the rest of the production around the song. I sent that version back to them and showed it around and a lot of us agreed that it was exactly what we wanted!

What was it like to work with David Blake and how did that relationship arise?

So I actually hadn’t talked to David Blake before this and met him through Crash! I remember hearing the vocals on the version Crash sent over and being like “who is this, this is so dope” and that led to me finding out it was David. I instantly fell in love with his performance and was so happy to find out he was excited to be on the final version. The work process on this track like I said earlier was super unique in the sense that it happened so fast so working with the vocals was really nice and easy! It’s funny because still to this day we haven’t met in person but I’m hoping someday we’ll be able to link up.

How much did he get to influence the song?

I honestly believe that without his vocals this track would be a completely different energy and vibe.

Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with someone else rather than working on your own?

Depends on who I’m working with but yea I find that the process can change a lot! Generally when working with other people I find myself working a little faster trying to get out of the concept stage faster which leads to really cool and fun results! When I’m on my own since I know I’m not holding anyone up I might take way longer on small things and just let projects take way more time.

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

Yes! Tons of new stuff in the works always and I think World On Fire is special since it sort of represents this new sound I’ve been working towards, this Emotional Bangers type sound. All the upcoming material will have this concept in mind and I am so excited to show you guys the next releases. What I will say is that we have one coming up which I was able to make with an incredibly talented brass musician so expect some horns.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Still locking all this in! But lets say August/September you can expect much more

What else is happening next in pronouncedyea’ world?

Honestly with the pandemic shutting down a lot of live events we’ve been adapting and I can say we have some cool virtual stuff coming up, more mixes, and always more music!

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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