INTERVIEW: Tad

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

A. Hello, I’ve been very well thank you, hope you’ve been well yourself.

Q. Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Yesterday”?

A. It would be my pleasure to.

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

A. ‘Yesterday’ represents my past, the life I lived before arriving in England and some of the reasons to why myself and my mother had to migrate to a foreign country.

I believe I can speak for most foreigners when I say that the most frequently asked question we get is, why did we move here.

The truth is, it’s never an easy answer nor easy to move from everything you have ever been taught to find yourself in an unknown country, surrounded by unknown people speaking an unknown language but for some of us it is the only option left to seek a brighter future.

The inspiration to this song was my mother and the incredible warrior she has been for 26 years and I’m trying to relate to anyone who’s lost or making dangerous journeys in their lives.

Q. How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

A. I got my mum and my girlfriend to help me clean up this abandoned house in a village called Peasanhall in Suffolk.

I had personally never seen black moths in my life, I was pretty amazed, however they did not appreciate it at all.

I really wanted to thank them both for their help and specially to my mum as it was her birthday the day after.

We also filmed in Rendlesham Forest and Snape Maltings.

Rendlesham Forest is an incredible place and I believe it really shows the beauty of British Forests.

Snape Maltings was incredibly fun with all the boys until it started raining on me and I’m having to stand there in the rain with a football T-shirt on, let’s just say it became very cold very quickly.

The Sporting Lisbon t-shirt is a way of me also representing my city, country and club.

Q. The single comes off your new album 1994 – what’s the story behind the title?

A. I was born on the 27th of August 1994 in Lisbon.

My EP represents the begin of my music journey so we found it appropriate to name the begin of my music journey after the year my journey began in this life.

Q. How was the recording and writing process?

A. Very complicated due to Coronavirus, when it all started happening me and my girlfriend were in Portugal, I was there to film ‘Who to Blame’ we was all really hoping that I’d get back and we could hop straight into studio and finish off the recording of the EP but as lockdown came into place we found it extremely hard to get into a studio, specially as both Sam Holmes Audio and myself have high risk family members we reside with but we both over care that problem and hit the studio as soon as lockdown was lifted.

Spent around 16/18 hours in the studio to record this EP.

Q. What role does the UK play in your music?

A. UK is home, I lived in Portugal until the age of 12, I’ve been in England for 14 years.

Returning to Portugal makes me miss home, makes me miss my dog, my mum, my brother, my bed, even my PlayStation at times.

UK plays as bigger part in my music as it does in my everyday, it’s my comfort zone, it’s where I feel whole.

Q. What aspect of life did you get to explore on this record?

A. I’d say I explored quite a few part of my personal life and mental health in the whole process.

I think it’s great to read back.

It really has taught me more about who I really am and the things I really want to achieve in this life.

Q. Where else did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

A. I read lots of articles, poetry, life experiences, stories that I’ve heard throughout my life time, things I’ve seen, mental health, religion, family and friends.

Q. What else is happening next in Tad’s world?

A. We are currently working on our first cartoon music video for our new single coming out at the end of this year.

We have some cool merchandise coming to everyone very soon and a giveaway to thank everyone for getting us to 10k on the official music video for yesterday in less than a week.

Also currently working with multiple artists to get an album ready to release next year.

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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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