Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Hey everyone, thanks for having us and we’ve been really good thanks!
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Revelations”?
Revelations is actually the oldest track on the EP by far. It has been one that we had been working on for a while and was one that really came to life in the studio.
It has some big groovy riffs, as well as a lot of ambient sections and has become a crowd favourite in our live set and I think takes elements from multiple areas of our sound.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Luke: “The passing of my late grandfather when I was a small boy was hugely impactful on my life, he was the person in the forefront of my mind whilst writing the lyrics to Revelations. He taught me the bare essentials of being a man which I didn’t fully understand until I was much older. As I’ve flown through adulthood, his lessons and words have stuck with me and have become gradually clearer as my mind matures. I can slowly feel myself becoming the man that he once was and I couldn’t be prouder of that fact. No matter what hardships I may face, I feel like I can live in comfort with the thought that I have his memory guiding me in the right direction. His wisdom and bravery that he took the time out to instil in me will never lead me astray.”
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
The video was filmed by our good friend Scott from Dark North Media, and we’ve done all the singles from our EP with him, so like the others the shoot was a really fun experience.
This is one of the first outside shoots that we’ve done, and we were really lucky with the weather! Although we did all get very burnt!
The single comes off your new EP Descendant – what’s the story behind the title?
The title Descendant comes from a line of our song Oxygen. As some of our songs deal heavily with themes relating around family we felt it was a fitting title as we explore such ideas as how do you honour someone’s memory as you choose your own path in life.
How was the recording and writing process?
The writing process was really collaborative between all of us, which has led to songs with a combination of our influences on show and as mentioned earlier some of these tracks started pre-covid so we spent a lot of time trying to refine them before going into the studio.
We went to Jigsaw Audio for recording, which was a great experience. We worked heavily on the vocals and then further arrangements. It was amazing working with Myroslav and he’s got a great ear for adding some details into the songs which really made them come alive.
How has Tesseract and Architects influenced your writing?
Tesseract have such amazing complex arrangements, and that inspires some of our ambient and cleaner sections, along with the more technical elements. We try to combine that with the raw power and emotion of a lot of Architects music. We want people to connect with our music and the subject matters we talk about on a personal level as well as from a musical level. We certainly look to many genres for other outside influences too.
Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?
As mentioned previously, a running theme in Descendant revolves around keeping the memory of lost loved ones alive, honouring their life and the lessons that were passed down to us before they departed. Another bold theme within the EP is the decline within humanity itself, whether it be the breaking down of social structures and coaxing a world into a false facade of peace whilst violence ensues in the background, or the decline of the very planet itself being brought to the brink of annihilation by none other than ourselves, it is a ‘Bleak’ outlook on things, but a realistic insight into the world that we are living in. The last theme that I touched upon during the creation of the lyrical content within the EP is how futile life itself can seem, when contemplated upon in relation to everything else that the EP touches upon, it really puts it into perspective. We care far too much about minuscule details of our lives when people are literally tearing each other apart around us and burning the planet from the inside out, yet we are far too laser focused on what affects us individually. I felt like that is perfect food for thought to end the record on.
What else is happening next in A Titan, A Deity’s world?
After the EP is released we’re looking to gig more around the UK and we’re already deep in the writing process for new material – so you’ll be hearing a lot more from us! Keep in touch with us at – https://www.facebook.com/ATitanADeity/