INTERVIEW: C3D3

Hi, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hello, thanks so much for having me! I’ve been great. This has been an invigorating year for me and my music and I couldn’t be more grateful.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Into Red”?

Of course! It’s my first official foray into the electronic world but I’ve been working with electronic music elements for awhile now as a producer. I am so deeply drawn to the nostalgic melancholy you get from those aged synth sounds and when quarantine for COVID 19 hit, it seemed like the right time to finally dig into this amazing genre. There are sounds and sensations you just cannot access with other styles. 

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

Yes it did. All of the music surrounding this project will reflect pretty personal experiences of mine. Took a risk on a connection and there was a mismatch of feelings or intentions or both. Probably would’ve been better to separate myself from the situation but I had to know if there was something there…

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

I have played with the idea. Film is a profound love of mine and I would love to have my music expressed visually. So yes, at some point, you can expect a video for this or a future track for sure!

How was the recording and writing process?

I always have to tell some sort of story in my writing.Typically, I compose using notation software and then record all the parts into my DAW. For this, I started with a melody, recorded right away into the DAW and built the song all around those lines. All by hand, every note. Even arpeggiations, I get so picky with the patterns and want them to twist in such a musical way, I end up plugging those all in one note at a time 😅

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

You definitely can! The next single is basically complete. I absolutely love it and it’s a fantastic compliment (and contrast) to “Into Red.” 

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

I am shooting to have it released right around Halloween of this year. The lyrical content is pretty on theme with that whole vibe so hopefully it finds its place. I’ll keep the title under wraps for now 😶 Can’t give away too much too soon! 

What else is happening next in C3D3’s world?

I’d like to do a limited merch run with the “Into Red” graphic. Follow me at c3d3.bandcamp.com if that’s something you want to be alerted for. I’m looking to do livestream performances around the end of the year as well. Might even put together a cover. The response over this single has been overwhelmingly positive so I want to do everything I can to keep the fans stimulated!

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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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