Is there a link, a common theme between all the songs of your new record “Hope For The Broken”?
“Hope For The Broken” is a collection of hardships we have experienced since our last record. It’s about how those hardships break you but you make it through by the hope you find in your faith.
How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
This is usually a collective effort. We sit around a table and see what we all have come up with or how a certain issue makes us feel individually. We all want our hearts into it so each one of us can relate to the music we are playing on stage.
Are you ever scared of revealing, aspects of your personal experience, to strangers through your music?
Not at all. Anyone who listens to Convictions knows that our deepest, darkest struggles are brought to light through our music.
What has your journey in the music industry been like up to now?
It’s been a slow burn. We haven’t been the band to blow up over night and we are fine with that. We continue to grind and we feel that it makes us stronger.
What was the soundtrack to your childhood?
I listened to a lot of country when I was really young. It was what my parents listened to. As I become a teenager I really started getting in punk, pop punk and eventually the whole emo era!
What was the first record you ever bought?
I think it was Alien Ant Farm-Anthology
What is your favorite song (not written by you) lyrically speaking?
I think it would have to be “Of Want and Misery: The Nothing That Kills” by As Cities Burn. I feel that it is about God’s love. How He loves us even when we won’t let Him.
What inspired “Voices” ?
“Voices” is about depression. Depression comes with suicidal thoughts and the thought of not being good enough. It’s about recognizing it and asking God to end those voices.
And “False Witnesses”?
“False Witnesses” is our response to being cast out by the church. Sometimes certain churches push people out because of their sexuality, looks, or whatever. We’ve experiences this judgement and it isn’t right. Jesus loved and that is what we set out to do. No judgement. Just love like He loved.
What is the best show you ever played?
One that really sticks out is a sold out crow in Moscow, Russia in Feb 2017.
What are your plans for 2018?
Release the album in June. Tour. Tour. Tour.