Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Really good. 2015 has been awesome so far. Super busy!
So you guys recently released a new track ¨Inside/Outside¨ – what´s the story behind the single?
Single #1- called “Inside/Outside” is a song about our day to day contact with other people and how it can be fun to step outside yourself and observe the things we all do without really thinking about them. Body language has always fascinated me and we have all been doing many of these things in one form or another for thousands of years. All that, wrapped up in a Hard Rock song.
How was the recording and writing process?
Time consuming but loads of fun. I am producing and playing everything on this album.
So, it took about a year to get sketches together of the 5 or 6 songs I have so far. I knew that I had to get a few songs in sketch form so that I would have a bit of a head start. I work meticulously and I wear many hats in the studio so it simply takes a huge chunks of time for each song. The big challenge for me is going to completing a new song every month this year. Each song must written, performed, produced, mixed etc. I have a small media team and we will be shooting videos for some of the 12 songs and also documenting the creation of the songs. I need more hours in the day!
Where did you guys find the inspiration for the song and lyrics?
Really just observing day to day life. I meet and talk with many people in my day to day life and it’s really interesting to simply watch all of the physical signals that we all give to each other during our daily interaction. That is the “outside” part. The “inside” part takes place as I am doing those same things myself without even realizing it. Human behavior is so fascinating.
So how and why did you guys decide to release a single series instead of an album?
Good question! I am not aware of anyone having done this for a whole year. The idea was to give myself a challenge and to be able to give the music a chance to change and grow organically as well to give fans of Giant 1 something new every month.
Will they be standalone singles or somehow they will be connected?
They will be connected stylistically. In 2016 we will put them together and release all 12 tracks as an album. We have a special gift for our fans; when they buy all 12 downloads throughout the year from giant1band.com, we will send them a signed CD in 2016.
Any plans to hit the road this year?
Not yet. We are keeping that option open though. We will see as the fan base grows.
What else is happening next in Giant 1´s world?
Single #2! Then #3! LOL
That is the great thing about the release method of these songs. The momentum and excitement is non stop. Each day brings something new and it is exciting and fun to see where the inspiration for the next song is going to come from!