Hi Dom, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Thanks for reaching out for the interview appreciate your time.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Eye Of The Storm”?
Eye of the Storm is my third single released this year and wouldn’t have existed without finding an old notebook which had the lyrics wrote down. It builds on the success of previous singles (Hold on Me and Can’t say) and achieves a bigger sound sonically.
The song is something I am hugely proud of and my favourite song I’ve released. I hope people appreciate it, love it and connect with it like the way I have.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Eye of the Storm was inspired by personal experiences and truth. My favourite line is ‘tired of giving my all’, to me it summarises the story. It captures the final moment in a relationship when you’ve given up trying to fix and protect a relationship. It encapsulates the emotions which manifest when two people who believe they have a life together, no longer have one. The track highlights how hope can give you solace, but never fills the void of loneliness. With this song, I want my listeners to find a temporary musical escape
Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?
Yes! I’m hugely excited for the video to be released. I think it adds to the narrative and raw emotion of the song. It was filmed in the living room of an abandoned house which I lit up with tea lights. The video is out on the 13th November.
How was the recording and writing process?
I wrote the guitar part first, I normally write most my material on the acoustic guitar but one evening I was playing the electric, noodling around and the song started coming into existence. Normally I write both the lyrics and guitar parts together. Doing this sets the tone and helps me to explore internal feelings and emotions. However, in this instance the lyrics didn’t come straight away. I came back to it fresh in the morning and decided what I wanted the song to portray.
I enjoy recording and working on songs at home and this was no different. When I finish a song I will often record it as a reminder. As I’m limited with equipment, I took the demo
to a recording studio and re-recorded the instruments. Everything recorded was played live by me.
What role does the Midlands play in your music?
It has really been a staple for most my life. I’ve grown up there. I have been lucky enough to live in different places around the country. The life experiences and stories of people I’ve met and interacted with have inspired ideas, thoughts and gave me the creativity I need to write. All of this has influenced my style and approach to songwriting.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along? There’s not a day that goes by I’m not working on new material, recording, or performing. Currently I am working towards the release of my first EP and will be recording the final track this week. However, I have decided to release a Christmas song on the 04th December called ‘Winter’s Home’ and hold back the EP until early next year.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
Winters Home – Friday 4th December
EP – Early next year.
What else is happening next in Dom Malin’s world?
Besides being a freelance musician, I work part-time as music teacher in a creative college, working with vocal artists, music performers and producers. You can often find me supporting and encouraging local talent. Advising them on their own musical journey.