INTERVIEW: BLUNT BLADE
1. What’s up Blunt Blade, super nice to have the chance to chat with you, What first got you into music?
Thanks for this amazing opportunity. I have an insatiable appetite to consume as much music as I can which has been a part of me as far back as I can remember. I’d say what first got me into music when I was very young (at age 3 or 4) was a realization that music was able to fill me with an emotional satisfaction that was unlike anything else. As I grew older, it became my go to. It was reliable, always there for me. If I felt alone, I could listen to music that made me realize that others were going through similar situations. If I was in love, I could listen to music that reflected how I felt about my girlfriend. If I was angry I could listen to metal to work out those feelings. Music always had a reply to whatever direction my emotions went.
2. Your latest album. Can you tell us more about the making of it and if there were any unusual things happening during the process? Should we dance to it?
The album consists of complex vocal arrangements and instrumentation that have a heavy a melodic base. The album is semi-conceptual, at least as I'd define it. There are common themes of emotional struggle, with empathy and hope, while struggling with loss coupled with the hunger for hope and garnering the strength to overcome. It’s a journey through emotional struggles until acceptance and healing are finally reached. Musically it has themes that vary from moody to joyous, even within individual tracks.
I’m a proponent of doing what moves people to feel the music they enjoy. Tap your foot, nod your head, pound your fist. When it comes to dancing, there is one particular track on the album that fits the bill. Outsider is a tune that I feel would be perfect to show off your dance moves.
3. If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
I think I would fit opening up for Muse or Metric. I absolutely love those bands, and I believe that a lot of what I wrote on the debut album would fit well within their fanbase.
4. Would you rather stop making music or stop listening to music?
If I had to choose I would rather stop making music. I don’t know that I would be able to survive without listening to music by other artists. There are so many great artists to listen to today. The majority of the time I’m awake I have music playing from one source or another.
5. How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
It has never been easier for recording artists to get their music out to the public more quickly than it is today. It’s amazing to see. There are some challenges, however. For example, with the ease of releasing music, there is an abundance of content, all of which is competing for listeners’ ears. But even still, most artists that I know just want their work to be heard. The current environment provides the means to do so with relative ease.
6. What triggers your nostalgic feelings?
It’s definitely sounds (notes, a melody line, a percussive sound, a vocal, a spoken phrase) of various types. Even if it has to do with a movie or a television show that I love from a few years ago, it’s the audio that typically triggers it.
7. How do you spend your time?
I work quite a bit, but concentrate most of my extra time on my kids who are exceptionally busy. I want to make sure they are always taken care of. I also have a wonderful girlfriend who I love to spend time with. She is an absolutely amazing woman. I couldn’t be more thankful for her love and support.
8. What makes you the happiest?
I would say spending time with those who are closest to me, followed by listening to music. Both seem to bring out the same types of emotions or feelings of contentment.
9. What’s your favorite food?
Tough call there, but I’d say turkey with homemade stuffing.
10. What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
Definitely birthday cake (sometimes called birthday party) ice cream.
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