The UK has always been a breeding ground for rock bands with unique sounds and massive hooks. Enter Wolverhampton’s Dearist.
Dearist started life as a solo studio project in (lead vocals / guitars) Adam Binder’s basement fueled by a creative need to put together an album of songs he wanted to hear. Hundreds of hours of writing and recording would lead to Adam putting together the current 5 piece line up
What inspired the verses of “Drowning”, first song released from your upcoming album?
Well the whole song is about feeling confined in day to day life. Feeling like your not going anywhere. i.e. ‘Drowning in my own skin’ I think we all go through times feeling like that.
How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
Haha, no one has ever asked me that before, it’s going to sound really strange… We always write the music to a song first and then I sit down with the music and sing/make loads of random noises over the top.
Until I come up with melody or phrase that sits well or is interesting. That first line I come up with usually determines where the rest of the songs goes. Sometimes it takes 15 to 20 attempts before I get that first line like i’m set on, but once I’ve found that its pretty plain sailing.
Sometimes people will catch me singing over the music we have wrote, making weird noises, singing words in a sentence that don’t make any sense. Its super embarrassing.
What the last song you wrote was about?
I think the last song that came together for the album was a song from the album called Pentonville.
Pentonville is a prison, and the song is about what it would be like on the first day you went into prison. I’ve never been to prison so I was guessing a lot of it.
As I said I sing a random line, I like it, I carry on in the same vein. I can’t remember what the first line that came about for that song was but what ever it was it must have sparked that prison idea.
Is passion for music something that runs in your family or you are the first one?
Absolutely not. My parents and grandparents were never big music lovers. They are/were more casual car listeners.
My parents actually came to see us play a couple months ago and I think they hated every minute of it.
What are you planning for 2018?
Lots of shows, a few more music videos, we are really getting into making music videos.
Because we do it all in house its really fun bringing them together. I think we are going to do an acoustic/stripped back release too.
Can you tell us about the lyrics of “Essex 1820”?
There’s that one person that everyone knows that constantly lies.
Everyone knows they lie, everyone can see through every one of their lies, most of the time those people flitter from group to group because they can never stop their lies and make real friends. Its about those people.
Those people suck.
Do you remember the day you wrote “ Shame”?
Ermmmmmmmm no. We wrote that song about 2 years ago, it was the first thing we put together for this new album.
What is the best lyric ever written for a song? (not by you)
Wow, great question… This is going to be tough to not go super emo with this question. OK F**k it I’m going emo.
The answer is “Have another drink and drive yourself home, I hope there’s ice on all the roads, and you think of me when you forget your seatbelt and again when your head goes through the windshield”.
So brutal. So emo
Are you ever scared of revealing, aspects of your personal experience, to strangers through your music?
Yeah, 100%. There are certain songs I’ve written which are really personal and I don’t think I’ll ever reveal the meaning behind them.
What is the best verse you ever wrote?
I wouldn’t say I’ve got a favourite. I’m really critical of my own lyrics, and I don’t think they are anywhere near as good as some lyricists out there. But I’ll keep trying.
If you had to use only one word to define your new album “Sonder”, which one would it be?
Oh god, how can I answer that without sounding like a dick? I’m just going to go with ‘Catchy’