How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
Jimmy and I are the lyrical writers but we both write very differently. I personally write from experiences and my own emotions which can be really great, but at times means I can hit writer’s block. Jimmy is really great at telling a story and writing about situations even when they aren’t personal experiences.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
Being genuine in the message you are trying to communicate. In all of my lyrical writing, I try to be as raw and open as possible. It helps me to express and work through my situation, and I hope it gives fans something that they can connect with and relate to as well to help them in their situation.
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
No, I embrace it because I know there are so many people out there going through similar struggles and emotions in life. It’s not about having it all together, it’s about letting others know that we are just like them and go through the same things. There is something comforting knowing you aren’t alone.
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
Probably all of the lyrics in “The Stages Of Greif” because it’s the most real and honest that I have ever felt when writing lyrics while dealing with the loss of our brother Connor. “I know they say that time will heal my wounds, but I’m only feeling bitter without you.”
What inspired “Indifference”, part of your latest EP “The Beauty in Tragedy”?
It’s about being in a relationship where you want the best for someone even when they keep pushing you away and coming to the realization that they could only be happy for you when it benefits them.
Do you remember the day you wrote “Dissolution”?
Lyrically, I wrote it in the van on the way to the studio the day we were tracking vocals.
What are your plans for 2019?
To release “The Beauty In Tragedy” and spend as much time on the road as we can pushing it before settling in to do a follow-up album.
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
- Define in one word your EP “The Beauty in Tragedy”: Loss.
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: Phone charger.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: Underoath – They’re Only Chasing Safety.
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: Don’t be in a band.