Fate Will Come - 10 Questions Music Interview
Fate will Come is a band that is driven by passion, energy, nostalgia and the unpredictable. Every song and every lyric is kindled by real-life events that share a common universal emotion. The band is a long-awaited dream collaboration between Renita Zintel and Matt Kirschner. Their unique collaboration spans two countries as Renita lives in Canada, and all the other band members live in the USA. Matt Kirschner plays acoustic and electric guitars. He is joined by: Renita Zintel (lead vocals and guitar); Michael Joe Deal (bassist, guitarist, vocalist, keyboard); Richard Groce (drums and percussion), and Lalee Dudlee (backing vocals). Matt also does the production, mixing and mastering.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
Matt: Yes, for me it was the late 90's early 2000's where the music was all sounding the same to me and I was tired of listening to it... so I started writing. I put together a band with some old band mates from high school days and we wrote 8 songs a played out a few times. I never really played out much, just parties and stuff, I'm more of a writer and recording kind of guy.
Renita: I actually started writing songs when i was in elementary school , wrote songs about girls to tease my brother! , then started writing poems in high school and when i started playing guitar it turned into writing yrics for songs! It has just always been inside of me to write and express myself.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
Matt: Honestly? This right here!! I now have an international band, and get to work with people from all over the world, to me that is crazy!!
Renata: It has been the formation of this band! I met Matt online on a musicians website called Drooble (where you can post your tracks and comment about others music ) Matt saw some of my songs online and asked me if i would be interested in collaborating. We started writing fast and furiously , We added fellow musicians Richard ( Drums) and Michael ( Bass, Guitar and Keys) and Lalee ( vocals) who were also on Drooble . All members live in different parts of the USA and I live in Canada , i suggested to Matt we should start a virtual band and everyone agreed , then FateWillCome was born! We are apart and very much together.
What has been the high point of your music path?
Matt: For me it is again now, I have started focusing on the mixing end of things, I find it as exciting as writing and recording.
Renata: The high point is FateWillCome. , this is my dream project come true ) I have never had a songwriting partnership that worked so well as this one!
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
Matt: When I have nothing to mix, I put a beat on from superior drummer and just jam... If something I like comes out I hit record. Then the riff goes off to Renita to see if she can do anything with it and if so, she does then it goes to Michael for bass and whatever else he wants to do with it, and finally to Richard for the drums.... then the mixing begins!
Renata: I have to dig deep into experiences i have had or when i see something in the world that affects and causes a deep reaction. l have to put everything , my blood into a song . Matt will send me a track with a guitar idea on it with some name he will tag it with. I will listen to it and start writing down ideas for lyrics, and try to use something in the name he has put to the track in the lyrics , for the challenge. sometimes i am totally stuck on a song and i will leave it for a month or two and then I will listen to it again and bang! I will know what to do. I have also sent him songs i have written with a rough mp3 and a chord chart and if he likes the idea matt will fly with it.Writing songs for FateWillcome is continuous excitement!!!
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?
Matt: Writing and recording interesting music. My thinking is if I like it, and the band likes it, someone else will probably like it! So I don't think I would ask the industry to change anything.. We will keep writing, producing, and releasing songs that we like! If they catch on that would be great! If not that's ok too, because now we have 20 brand new songs that we get to enjoy!!
Renata: The way that artist are paid today is a big problem from playing gigs to spotify streams , musicians are undervalued for what they do , I know as a musician I can not even count or do not even want to think about the time i have put into creating music, I recently got a royalty check in Canada and it was not even enough for eating at Mcdonalds!
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
Matt: For me it would be Metallica because I know how to play many of there older songs, it would be fun.
Renata: That's a real hard question there are so many great artists, I would say any real well known band who rocks hard, i would not say no!.................i will leave the field wide open) I would want to be up there with them just to feel like I was a equal for all the endless work i have put into music and to be part of the experience.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
Matt: Ha, no rehearsals, no live shows.. we are an online band. Of course I should mention that we have never met, and we are writing the best songs I have ever written! It really is amazing how well a band can get along when they never meet!!
Renata: We have never has rehearsals as they are in the USA and I am in Canada, we are in a unique situation! All songs are done through constant emails,messaging and file sharing every day. I can hardly wait for the day we will have a real rehearsal with this band!!!
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
Matt: Our songs usually get written pretty quick, but one that we are working on now is probably the most challenging so far, Whiskey Girl. Of course if we were all face to face it would be much easier, sometimes it's hard to explain how I hear something in my head in an email.
Renata: That would have to be "Little Liar", Matt originally had the track called Pissed off Easter Bunny ! the only word i used from it was pissed , in the first line of the song"pissed off messed up time to be alone" The guitar progression is very fast and changes quickly so it was a real challenge to fit lyrics into the riffs but i did it!
What's coming up in the future?
Matt: We are planning to release 3 - 5 song ep's in the next 6 months. Halloween, Christmas Eve, and Valentines day!! Hopefully by then we will have another ready to go for early spring... We will see what happens!
Renata: We are also being pitched for spotify placements , music licensing by our promoter Eugene Foley Entertainment. We also plan to release our first EP in early fall. To keep writing songs daily!
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