INTERVIEW: Junexa

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

Hey! We’ve been great! Lots of exciting things happening and we’re happy to land a spot in VENTS magazine!

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

Our single, “Lifeless” and its accompanying music video were released on October 15th, 2020. The song features technical and experimental musical elements, as well as lyrics that offer a view into issues such as self-doubt, anxiety, and the search for greater meaning in life. The music as a whole offers many different sounds flipping between the technical verses to a simpler rock-sounding chorus, and a bridge that is designed to build excitement and catch the listeners attention.

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

The inspiration in the song mostly came from a change in social ideals and self-reflection that shaped the flow of the lyrics. Compositionally, Alec (Guitar – Songwriter) has been putting pieces of this song together for a long period of time and borrowed a lot of ideas from older songs that we had scrapped and then improved on them to help blend everything together.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

The filming process was fantastic! We all had a lot of fun creating the music video with Eric DiCarlo of SquareUp Studios. It was our first time professionally shooting a music video and so learning the process was interesting, and filming multiple takes felt awkward at first but Eric helped to make sure that the video came out looking great. We traveled to NJ to film and that was an experience in itself!

Why did you choose to name this EP after this track in particular?

The lyrical content, and song sets the tone and theme of the entire album and really is the forefront ideological song that shapes the content of the other songs. “Lifeless” is really an expression that is tackled in the lyrics facing the influence of anxiety and depression which is found throughout the EP.

How was the recording and writing process for the EP?

The writing process occurred over many months making lots of changes to the songs as time went on. It was truly a learning experience because we had never put anything really planned out together before. The recording process truly brought everything together with final adjustments being made on the fly in studio at the advice of our tracking and mixing engineer, Justin Spaulding. He really helped bring everything to life and we wouldn’t be Junexa without him.

How do you go about balancing your hardcore/metalcore influences with pop-punk sensibilities on this EP in particular?

Its mostly done in a verse/chorus structure in which the two influential styles are juxtaposed against one another and we typically use a pre-chorus that is meant to be a transitional device in the sounds to help bridge everything together. The verses are typically where you’ll hear the metalcore/hardcore influence, and the choruses are where you’ll hear the pop-punk style come out.

What else is happening next in Junexa’s world?

Our music video and single “Lifeless” is happening on October 15th, the rest of the EP will be released on October 31st, 2020, we’ve recently joined with a PR Agency – Big Picture Media, and we are currently in talks with artist development and management to begin label shopping. We’re very excited for what’s to come and we can wait to see the way that everything unfolds. Thanks again for having us, VENTS!

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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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