Your new EP “Brick and Mortar ” has just been released! What was the best moment during its preparation? And the most difficult one?
Our song “To Those Concerned” started out with this weird off-time beat Andrea (drums) and Luca (guitar/vocals) were playing with.
It seemed like it wasn’t going anywhere, but before we knew it we had our single ready to go.
That was satisfying.
Most difficult part of it was probably trying to find time to go into the studio, since we were all busy and time never seemed to be enough. And then just waiting to release everything into the world, that’s always the worst part!
Is there a link, lyrically speaking, between all its songs?
No, the songs aren’t necessarily linked I would say, they’re all about different topics for the most part, although they share some similarities.
What inspired the verses of “To Those Concerned”?
“To Those Concerned” is a song about dealing with friendships coming to an end and being able to do almost nothing about it.
Those two verses reflect on the great relationships I had and how some things have to come to an end eventually, although the great moments shared will never be forgotten.
Do you remember writing “it won’t rain forever”?
I definitely do. Luca and I worked on it, and I initally had the idea to have it be just one verse, one pre-chorus and one chorus.
Luca insisted that even though he liked it, it felt like wasting a song by making it that short.
I was quite stubborn but gave in eventually. I’m so thankful I did! I love the way it came out.
The structure for “Permanence” was done in almost a couple of days, we figured out the rhythm for the first verse, Luca already had the chorus in his head and it all added up.
However, we were having a lot of fun mixing it up and finding new ways to switch the parts and make it better.
It was so fun that we lost track of time and realized we had to settle with something only a couple of hours before going into the studio. Close call!
What is the best verse you ever wrote?
The second verse in “Permanence” is probably my favorite so far, everything ties in and I think I made great use of some rhetorical figures in there.
How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
It depends, really.
All of our songs have always started with the lyrics as a foundation stone, so I always make sure I’m writing new things we can work from.
Usually, there’s something in my mind which keeps troubling me, and the way I confront it is by analyzing it and figuring out what makes it so important to my head and why.
Laying that down that clearly makes it easy for me to transform it into the words that make up the lyrics I write.
What is the last song you wrote?
“Permanence” was the last missing piece for this EP.
What does music mean to you?
It might sound cliché to say this, but music is my life.
Most of my friendships have started thanks to music. If I counted the hours of the day I spend listening, thinking or working on music, they would by far overshadow anything else.
What makes you happy in life?
This ties in with my last answer. Going to shows, listening to music, having good coffee, feeling loved.