Their new album is something very special, we loved quite a lot! Sakara tell us today about the meaning of their songs and the future projects
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RYL: How do you write the lyrics of your songs?
SAKARA (Dani): Any time inspiration hits, whether it’s a story or a line with a hook to it, I write it down as quickly as possible. Then, categorize all ideas on my computer by topic, and the songs kind-of bring themselves together with a life of their own. I have about 200 songs I work on a daily basis, some have been for years.
The band or I come up with a song, and I derive the lyrics from that feeling.
Then comes the vocal rhythm and melody off the words. I am very systematic with this and most often don’t go into a song without a base-line
RYL: What inspired the songs of your new album “Forgetting What Was”?
SAKARA: I’m inspired to write from many different places. Folk-lore, science, personal experience, nature. I feel like a very scatterbrained person, emotions vary up and down, and it’s great to feed off those things.
My imagination is expansive, and I’ll usually add a little internet search engine, and dictionary
into the mix. Though I hope it doesn’t come off as pretentious by any means. I’m aware of my flaws, and I think it makes the writing unique. Weird is what I try to go for.
RYL: The first single is titled “From Ashes”, what does it represent for you lyrically?
SAKARA: Lyrically, this is one of the less deep songs on the album. I grew up in the woods and was a bit of a introvert. When you finally get past the public education routine to see how big and insensitive the world truly is, it becomes a shock.
A snap to reality. What we are told in youth, and how the world actually works are opposing.
RYL: It is difficult to write a song?
SAKARA: Not yet! Knock on wood.
RYL: How would you describe the verses of “Headlines”?
SAKARA: The current state of the media is beyond my comprehension. I rarely like to speak of those things because anyone who thinks they have it down, or think they can solve it are sadly mistaken. Although on a good day, I’m up for a futile debate. “It’s an eye, a bird, a stage of crossed lights…” – a look at the big 3 offenders.
RYL: Are you going to tour this summer? Tell us all about it?
SAKARA: Man I hope so… We’ve done tours on our own, also have opened for some killer big bands, hopefully that will give us the boost to go nation-wide with this album. We’re trying like hell to tour! If you know of anyone send them our way!
RYL: What do you want to achieve with this album?
SAKARA: The music is still new, so I haven’t seen anyone sing along with me yet. That might be cool.
RYL: You titled one song “The Hunger”, why?
SAKARA: It’s a hard one to pin down. People want answers to life, in both political and spiritual terms. We look to those in authority, but they keep us malnourished, so we will hang on to every word.
Like, eventually life’s answers will slip out of their mouths by mistake, and you can catch them. When really if you just spent the time working on yourself, that same kind of enlightenment is available (without all the verbal diarrhea and donations). Hungry for an answer, all they give you is a taste. -That, and a little bit of good ol’ cannibalism.
RYL: Last question, tell us everything about “Heaven Maybe”…
SAKARA: Oh… Exiled from heaven, I have returned. St. Peter opens up the gates for my re-entry, and the devil comes bursting out from my viscera. Through his thoughtless mistake armageddon ensues. The, “I’m so faceless and faithless, I’ll fade out in time. I have been marked by what I have denied,” lyric is a fitting chant to go along with the song.