Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
We are all good thank you, and thanks for having us.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Dream Catcher”?
Dream Catcher was one of the earlier tracks we worked on when writing for this album. The song immediately stood out as a potential single and was considered one of our favourites for a while and then when the album was released it received a lot of good feedback from the listeners. The message behind Dream Catcher highlights the battle people can face within themselves, where their demons surface and over shadow the positive things in life and get in the way of ones dreams.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
It seems like we all have our demons to deal with from time to time, however big or small they may seem. It’s a subject we feel lots of people can relate to and that inspired the song as opposed to one event.
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
The footage was taken at the White Flags album launch show which was an amazing night. The crowd did us proud and everyone had a great time. So in terms of the filming it was really easy, we just had fun on stage and captured the moments on video.
The single comes off your new record White Flags – what’s the story behind the title? White Flags is a sonic representation of conflict and the different forms of strife that we experience throughout our life cycle. This could include any interpretation of the word from military conflict to internal conflicts with mental health
How was the recording and writing process?
The demos for the tracks were starting to take shape just before the COVID-19 pandemic started. The songs were then greatly refined and edited during the initial lockdown in 2020 with recording starting later in the year. The album itself was recorded and produced by our guitarist Flynn and then mastered by Myroslav Boris at Jigsaw Audio.
What role does Norwich play in your music?
Norwich has been good for us in the process of growing the group, with a healthy network of bands and shows it is a good musical environment, but in terms of the song writing we write about other factors.
How has Slipknot and Lamb of God influenced your writing?
Both bands have an armoury of solid catchy riffs and vocal hooks and we try to prioritise those features within our own writing.
Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?
The lyrics are all about the importance of perseverance during difficult times and trying to focus on ambitions and goals, and battling those demons whilst trying to do so.
What else is happening next in Collapse The Sky’s world?
We have recently been competing in the Metal to the Masses Bloodstock competition and have progressed through the initial heats and semi-finals into the final on June 2nd with the winner receiving a slot on the New Blood Stage at the Bloodstock Festival. Our rehearsals are currently gearing up towards that important show, but whatever the outcome it will be a killer show regardless.