How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
It typically begins with a melody that I’ve been kicking around and certain words will fall in place or a theme that sits with the music.
I also keep journals of ideas and phrases, sometimes short poems that I’ll reference if they fit the idea.
Probably the easiest lyrics for me usually come out in one sitting, after a certain experience, etc., which is always nice when it happens seamlessly.
What is the best verse you ever wrote?
It’s probably best for someone else to say, I enjoy writing but I just kind of put it out there and hope it means something to someone else too.
What is your favorite song (not written by you)?
That’s a hard question but lyrically I’ve always liked Visions of Johanna by Bob Dylan.
Can you tell us more about the song “In the Basement”?
In The Basement is an idea I had written after a jarring experience I encountered while living in Texas.
The theme of the song is a venting of sorts about the paradox of fundamentalist beliefs.
When you will release a new album?
The album will be released early next year, we’re focusing on putting out a couple singles and an EP in the meantime.
What was your biggest achievement in your career?
I’d say this project has been our biggest achievement in the sense that it has spanned several phases, locations, studios, and times of hiatus to complete.
But beyond that, we opened for Donald at ACL Live at Moody Theater a few weeks ago, and for me at least, it was an unbelievable conclusion to the project having an opportunity to perform with our producer and creative mentor for the album.
What does music mean to you?
Music and art have always been a big part of my life.
I was more into painting and drawing while growing up and music was always an escape.
I never thought I’d pursue music until I started studying with our guitarist Jose while in Madrid on a college study abroad program and began writing songs.
What makes you happiest in life?
Above all, my family and friends. Playing music with my dad.