The Reverent - 10 Questions Interview
The Reverent are a new band on the festival scene from Somerset, UK, with their fresh sounding original songs that one cannot help but lose themselves in. Eliezer's powerful vocals are soulful and mindful with guitar riffs that are hooks galore. Col Gray's haunting dark harmonies and groovy, grounding bass lines are integral to the 3-piece band and one will fall in love with the pulsing beats of the world class drummer that is The Jones with his intricate rhythms and techniques.
The Reverent's sound is inspired by bands like Muse, Biffy Clyro and other artists like Damien Rice and Thomas Dybdahl. With anthemic choruses and exciting riffs The Reverent are a band to keep your eye on.
The Reverent are one of the bands who will be featured on BWH Music Group’s ‘On Peace Street,’ a compilation album featuring 19 songs about peace and social justice.
What is the name of the song you have on Peace Street?
I Wish That I was Wrong
What is the inspiration behind your song? Or, what is the song about?
The song is inspired by natural and man made disasters prevalent in the modern world. At the time Eliezer was listening to a lot of Damien Rice, and bands like Mumford and Sons.
How did you write your featured song? Or, can you describe your songwriting process?
The song was written after a spell of despondency caused by watching too much news about wars, environmental disasters and all the negative things facing the world today. Eliezer wrote the guitar part, lyrics and melody line, then introduced it to Col and Jones who thrashed it out on the drums and bass, the song evolved and culminated in the final cut featured on Peace Street.
Who are your major music influences?
Muse, Damien Rice, Thomas Dybdahl, Biffy Clyro
When you wrote this song, did you have a goal in mind? For example, were you trying to raise awareness about an issue that’s close to your heart?
I hoped to write a song with a catchy memorable chorus to inspire people to think about change, when we perform the audience always engages with this song. The first verse highlights natural disaster, then the second, takes a more personal twist highlighting mans impact on the world. "I wish that I was wrong..........."
How did you get started in music?
Well that would be a long story...... The abridged version would be that we gravitated towards each other after discovering each others passions for music.
Of all the songs you’ve written, what was the most challenging and why?
The Reverent's songs can be quite emotive. So we have recently written a song called "Can I be loved" which was particularly emotionally challenging to write at the time and will be recorded in the studio soon so watch this space...
How do you think music help promote world peace and social justice? Do you have a favorite social justice song?
Music has the power to unite people. With the right message a song can have the power to influence people to positive change for social justice and world peace...
What’s coming up in the future?
We have big plans for some music videos and a studio album will be recorded in the very very near future. We are looking forward to many music festivals and gigs throughout the Uk in 2020, keep an eye on our Facebook to catch a show near you...
Tell us where fans can access your music?