INTRO BY TAMARA CHAPMAN
INTERVIEW BY CAMI LIBERTY
With cerebral and fluid sounds is the LA based band Former Faces. With an upcoming release of their debut album, Foreign Nature, this band is about to come full circle. In this interview we got to discuss the underlying messages in their music and the release of their latest songs.
You say that you create "cerebral, fluid sounds" - can you expand on this a bit more? We’re curious to hear it from your perspective.
"Yes. We're in the business of making brain fuel for those in the market. Let your machine run."
You recently released your new single Forc# Fi#lds, as well as a video to go along with it. Can you tell us a little about the inspiration behind the song and video? We understand that you were heavily influenced by Gerald McDermott.
"Mr. McDermott's unique artistry definitely help shape the vibe of the song; it was an honor to breath new life into his work. The song and video are about finding that sweet spot in life where you are open to new relationships and experiences but don't fly too close to the sun."
What do you hope people take from the message of the song?
"Our lyrics tend to be open to interpretation. I hope those who hear the song find exactly the message they're seeking."
What do you think makes you unique compared to other bands?
"I can't speak for the motivations of other bands, but we aim to create conceptual EPs and albums like our favorite bands did and do. There are themes that develop from song to song on this album and visual components that propel the overall story. We hope we continue to develop into a band that offers a complete audio-visual experience that transcends the time of its release. Oh, and we plan to put out A LOT of music..."
Where can people see you live in LA?
"We will have an album release show on 4/20 at a yet TBD location. Then festivals in the summer. Come hang!"