Echoheart - 10 Questions Music Interview
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it. I feel like a lot of people that start writing music in their teens do it for the same reason. An outlet, self-expression, trying to figure out what's going on in your brain and your life. At least those were and are the reasons for me. I experienced a lot of depression in my teens and I still do sometimes. I'm so grateful that I found a place to channel all of that emotion into and turn it into something I'm proud of rather than ashamed of. Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
It's kind of hard to pin-point one moment since we started this band that's particularly crazy. Being in a small indie band like ours is not glamorous at all. The craziest thing to me is just every time we play in a new city and meet someone that had decided to spend their evening coming out to meet us and watch us play. It's just wildly flattering when people turn down an opportunity to chill at home in their pajamas and watch Netflix to come and hang out with us. What has been the high point of your music path?
The high points are always when we make it through another record. Writing and recording are so draining and it can get extremely frustrating. Almost every time we get back in the studio I get so overwhelmed by the process and every time we hit our release day I feel like I can finally breathe! So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
Our songwriting process has changed a lot in the last year since I've had to take on guitar for us. I usually have a bunch of little verse or chorus ideas stacked in my notes app on my phone, and then when I get into the rehearsal space we just kind of mess around until we find a sound we're vibing. I'll pick through some of the lyrics I have saved and we'll just work from there. It either goes that way or I'll just have chords and lyrics already written and all I need is a good beat to go with it, and that's when drums come in.
Watch the new video "Void" from their latest EP 'Life Until'
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
I'd say a huge issue is that the market is so over-saturated with bands and rappers and singers and every kind of artist. It's so hard to get your stuff heard through all the noise and a lot of times, the short cuts to getting your stuff out there costs a lot. I know so many bands that pay in the thousands for show opportunities, radio play, playlist spots, and every other kind of press. If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
I always say My Chemical Romance when people ask me this question for two reasons: Firstly, because they were my favorite band growing up and it would just be incredible. And secondly, because we'd be the heroes that brought them back from the breakup. What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
Our rehearsals are usually pretty laid back. We try to run through the set all the way through with our click, backing tracks and pauses between for talking to the crowd. We're pretty used to playing all of our songs but the main goal in getting through the rehearsal is timing and energy. Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it! Our song Canade took a really long time to finish. We wrote it over a year before it was finally released, spent a whole summer playing it on our little mini-tour and at local shows, and by the time we got into the studio, we still had so much to do to it. We struggled with the intro, the bridge, basically everything. Canade was actually a nickname for the song originally and by the time we finished writing it we were so drained that we were like, screw it I can't think of another name for this thing. That song taught us a lot about patience in songwriting.
Check out "Canade" on Youtube:
What's coming up in the future?
We're just loving what we have going on right now. The two of us are both in college and we just love writing and playing live and just experiencing the blessing that is being in this band. More music, more shows, more love.
Tell us where fans can access your music?