INTERVIEW: Dr. Craves

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

Hello VENTS! Thanks so much for reaching out! Everything’s going fine and sharp as a clock at the moment .

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

Absolutely.

 Free it as the name implies is a call for freedom, it’s really about freeing yourself from yourself, exorcise emotions, transform them and transcend them.

It’s also about purpose, and the anxiety of choosing the right path in life.

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

I think those are things that we’ve all been confronting ourselves with at these times of lock down and imposed isolation. we want to break free of many things and we want to do it powerfully and from the inside, like a crushing punk rock song, smashing walls, our own walls tho.

Point is,  please don’t go breaking any other walls like a helpless car crash. You’re gonna have to pay for that later and won’t get any long-lasting relief. 

Can you talk to us a bit more about the video for this track? How important is the visual nature of your releases?

There’s a lot of golden paint in the video, pouring, splashing and smearing… It represents our cravings, and how we deal with them in some kind of psychotic fashion, but ultimately break free of them and returning to a golden child like state of self-understanding.

How was the recording and writing process?

It took a while to learn audio production, but I really wanted to be able to print the sound I had in mind. The song was recorded in my laptop, very DIY, cheap microphones and bathroom reverb.

It was also a long process emotionally,  almost all the songs I write confront me with my own demons and longings, the lyrics are mostly the things I shout out and question inside my head, but I think anybody can relate, everybody deserves freedom and a little peace of mind. 

What lead you to go very experimental with this song?

I come from a lo-fi punk rock approach, but once I started experimenting with audio production, I came across a new set of new sounds and plugins I just couldn’t help to use. That imprinted an electrical feel to my music.

What role does Mexico play in your music?

Mexico has been a wonderful fertile playground for musicians, the music scene has been growing more and more interesting and diverse, it’s been always very inspiring.  

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

Of course! I’m going to be throwing new music this year, just don’t expect them to be genre-like.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

March 2021 or sooner 😉

What else is happening next in Dr. Craves’ world?

I’ll rather set you to expect some unexpected surprises. 

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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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