Can you tell us more about your new album “Resurgence”? How long did it take to write all the songs?
Resurgence was about a year and a half in the making, We started working on the album after we scrapped an entire ep’s worth of material because we all knew we could do better.
Then we lost 3 members shortly after we began working on the new album in the studio.
Finding solid replacements took time but once we secured the new line up the writing process started to fly by.
How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
Typically, we will write the instrumental sections for the song, then we will start with writing a chorus.
After that we mold the songs around that.
Lyrically we usually just write based on whats going on in our lives or people lives around us that effect us as well.
What is the best verse you ever wrote?
For me, the best verse I’ve written is probably the first verse in Back To Life.
I was dealing with some personal issues when it was originally written and its some of the most personal lyrics I’ve ever produced.
What was the soundtrack to your childhood?
I am personally a lover of all genre’s and styles of music.
I would have to say in my formative years I had a steady rotation of Tonic, Gin Blossoms, Toad the Wet Sprocket and other early 90’s Alt Rock from my parents.
My mom loves 70’s music so I also got a lot of Disco and Soft Rock from that time period. As I got older I got HEAVY into Nu Metal and Early Thrash Metal.
How did you first get your foot into the music industry?
I started playing in bands as a singer in 7th grade.
I put together a band with some buddies so we could compete in the High School Battle of the Bands, we didn’t do very well, however that experience made me want to continue pursuing music as my passion.
What has the journey been like up to now?
Voices journey has been a lot of fun, but its been trying at times as well.
We all really want this band to succeed and we are doing everything in our power to make the dream become a reality.
With losing members, scrapping material, and really trying to win over fans its been a process, But we are enjoying it.
What inspired “Demons”?
Demons was the first song we wrote for the record, and really shaped the way the direction of the album went.
Lyrically, we wanted to talk about the unrealistic expectations people place on others sometimes.
Not just in relationships, but at work, with friends, etc. You are only human and can only do so much.
People like to take and take until there is nothing left sometimes. This song about dealing with that.
Are you ever scared of revealing, aspects of your personal experience, to strangers through your music?
Oh yes, Sometimes it is scary to put your personal issues into song.
Some of the thoughts and emotions shared in these lyrics I’ve never talked about openly to anyone.
So there is always that fear that your opening up to people you don’t even know, for fear of what they will think or say.
But the other side of the coin is there is always the chance that someone else is going though similar things or they can relate to the songs in some way.
When someone says that my lyrics have helped them get out of tough spots it makes all of it worth it.
Do you remember the day you wrote “Haze”?
I do, I actually had the first verse and chorus already written before we started working on the song.
Once we started working on the song I was trying out vocal patterns and the original lyrics I had wrote 6 months earlier where what kept popping into my head.
I ended up finding the originals I had wrote in my notes and started tweaking them to fit the song better and the rest is history, as they say.
What is the best show you ever played?
For me, The best show we have played was and opening spot on Volumes & Crown The Empires tour about a year and a half ago.
I just remember the crowd being really receptive to us and they were singing the words to our songs. It was a great feeling.
What are you planning for 2018?
2018 is going to see some new content, and definitely some touring as well.
We are really focused on pushing Voices out to more areas this year.