RYL: “If we go down we will go down together” is the title of your last album ; are you happy about the feedback you have received so far? What it does mean for you lyrically speaking?
Tim Vantol: ohw yeah the feedback has been great, I can’t complain at all! I wrote this song for the people around me, that has been supporting me and helping me out for the last 6 years, without them I wouldn’t be here. But I also realize that it has been hard aswell for the people close to me, but no matter what, they stood next to me.
RYL: What “dirty boots” means for you?
Tim Vantol: Dirty Boots is about the people that are miss-using the system, holding their hands up while they are able to work.
We all work hard to pay our taxes and stuff, and I’m more than happy to be a part of it (sounds weird) especially to help those who need it.
But I hate those who stay back home, complain about everything and hold their hands up.
RYL: Is there a common meaning/theme between all the songs of the album?
Tim Vantol: At the end those are just my stories and my opinions.
RYL: Which is the meaning behind the words of “Hands full of dust”?
Tim Vantol: It’s about religion, I think believing in something can really help a person. How great will it be if someone dies and your not sad cause you think that person goes to a better place and that there’s always some to “blame” for the things that are happening.
I just figured out it doesn’t work for me. I rather live for 200% instead of waiting for whats next.
RYL: how do you, usually, write the lyrics and music of your songs?
Tim Vantol: Together at once, I just sit down with a guitar, start with one line and build around it.
RYL: do you remember how you wrote “ Bitter Morning Taste”?
Tim Vantol: When I sleep, I dream a lot, a lot about people that used to be a big part in my life (but aren’t anymore), I often wake up being confused, sad and even happy (that I still think of them). I thought I had to write it down.
RYL: Which is the most important thing for you while doing music?
Tim Vantol: Enjoying it! And fully go for it
RYL: Which is the best verse you ever wrote?
Tim Vantol: that’s a good question, maybe someone else should answer this one.
RYL: Which is the last song you wrote (not published yet)?
Tim Vantol: it’s called “A little that we Knew”, I’m working on a new record at the moment, and this is a new one.
It’s about all the mistakes that we’ve made and how all the failures made me the person that I am right now.
RYL: Tell us about your projects of touring this summer…
Tim Vantol: After this Run (I’m in the UK now) ill go home and start working on the next album, than I will do some festivals in the summer all over Europe, and in September/October we will go for a nice big run of club shows in Europe.