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RYL: Tell us about your last EP “Breaking Sound”, what it means for you ?

BIG MOUNTAIN COUNTY: “Breaking sound” is our first LP. The idea is to be a sort of “Breaking News”, something that suddenly comes and attracts people’s attention.

RYL: Is there a common meaning/theme between all your songs?

BIG MOUNTAIN COUNTY: Our songs are different to each other, but they all follow a common feeling: the rage against the status quo and the reality of daily life.

Sometimes this rage is shouted, sometimes it is whispered, sometimes it becomes a lysergic escape.

RYL:  Do you remember the day you wrote “About a clown”?

BIG MOUNTAIN COUNTY: It was about one year ago.

We started from the main guitar theme and then we tried different versions, also during some live shows. After a lot of work, we finally found its ultimate form.

RYL: how do you, usually, write the lyrics and music of your songs?

BIG MOUNTAIN COUNTY: We usually start from a musical idea: a guitar motif, a rhythm, or a bass line, which is developed by a long and free jam session.

Finally, we work on the arrangement and the lyrics. Sometimes the process is slow and elaborate; sometimes it is fast and immediate.

RYL: Which is your favorite song (lyrically speaking)?

BIG MOUNTAIN COUNTY: We each have our own favorite song. As a band, we love all our songs.

RYL: Which is the most important thing for you while doing music?

BIG MOUNTAIN COUNTY: To express ourselves. To write songs that can reach people and become a part of them.

RYL:  Which is the best show you did so far? You will tour Italy and Europe soon?

BIG MOUNTAIN COUNTY: During our last European tour, which ended just a few days ago, we had a great show in Paris.

Another amazing gig was in the old town in Sarajevo, during our first tour.

We were in a small club at the center of the old town, which could have exploded with all the people who were inside listening to us.

RYL: Which is the last song you wrote (not published yet)?

BIG MOUNTAIN COUNTY: We are currently working on new ideas and new sounds, but we do not have any completed new songs right now.

RYL: your favorite rock song (because of its verses)?

BIG MOUNTAIN COUNTY: We all have a favorite song. However, if we have to find our favorite songwriter, we surely choose Lou Reed.  

RYL: What “Farewell” verses mean to you?

BIG MOUNTAIN COUNTY: That’s the story of a man whose life was strong and too intense. Memories and dreams are mixed up, and now he feels like a painter who has no inspiration.

It is a farewell to a past life, one that will never come back.

RYL: How does Italy inspires you?

BIG MOUNTAIN COUNTY: By its landscapes, its history and the beauty of its nature. But also by the good food, the literature and the old cinema.


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