How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
The lyrics of ‘Imploder‘ have all been inspired by one main theme: a post apocalyptic world led by people who don’t mesure the consequences of their selfish acts. The lyrics are written after the instruments so usually, we just feel the atmosphere of the song and the lyrics come quite fast to our mind, as if the instruments were telling a story.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
I think it is important to create a signature sound and to stick to it. I am not saying that all the songs should sound the same but there should be something that tells people « this is them ».
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
No, our texts are abstract enough to be interpreted in many ways. And it would anyway not be a problem. Sincere texts are very often more powerful in my opinion.
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
It’s hard to choose only one song but the lyrics of ‘Enraged‘ from the album ‘Imploder’ reflect a very personal feeling. They talk about the capacity to design a universe in which we are happy to live and to evolve. The capacity to see that the only fence that separates us from our happiness, in many cases, only exists in our mind and that we should not let anybody project any fear on us.
What inspired “Fallen”, part of your upcoming debut album “Imploder”?
Some images I had in my head. ‘Fallen‘ was the last song we created for ‘Imploder’, so I already had in mind the entire movie of the album. When Jon sent me the instrumental version of the song, it was already called ‘Fallen’. Everything happened naturally and quickly.
And “I Can, I Will”?
The will to power, especially when power falls in the hands of people with bad intentions.
Do you remember the day you wrote “Nothingness”?
I don’t really remember the day I wrote the vocal lines and the lyrics. The instrumental parts had been written previously by Jonathan and I remember that I struggled to complete my parts for this one. It has so many elements, I wanted to do something different with my vocal lines. Something reflecting the diversity of what Jon wrote. In the end, we all loved the final result.
Is there a link/a common theme among the songs of the new album?
Yes, as mentioned before, these songs happen in an hypothetical future where chaos and riots design the landscape, with powerful messages of hope.
What is the best suggestion your producer gave you?
We do not work with a producer, Jonathan is the mastermind.
What are your plans for 2019?
We have a few shows programmed for 2019. The aim is to play our music in as many places as possible in order to promote it. Perhaps even a tour!
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
- Define in one word your album “Imploder”: Complete.
- The best show you ever played: With Rage Of Light, it was our pre-release party in Switzerland. The atmosphere was unique, we were surrounded by our friends and family as well as Rage Of Light fans from Switzerland and abroad. Even from Russia!
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: Food! Any food…
- The soundtrack of your childhood: Skater Boy by Avril Lavigne.
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: Hard to say, the first that comes to my mind is ‘Count Me In’ by Crucified Barbara.
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: Love, sacrifices, compromises, understanding… everything should go both ways.