To be fairly honest sometimes I get bored of listening to the same songs. I’ve noticed that since I started what I do now I have definitely branched out into all types of music.. We all come from different backgrounds and I feel like up to a certain point that does shape us in some way or form. Music is like that. We as individuals look for something to find comfort in- depending of the circumstance we change the sounds we are into. I believe that making a song is sort of the same process. Artist evolve based on what they go through. I think it is nice when they have multiple influences that constantly change. Music is like an elastic band. It can expand, contract, twist, fold into shape. That is why it is so especial and it can move so many people. I had chance to ask a few questions to a really talented edgy band- VERIDIA. Check out our Q&A below!
MWN: Who would you guys say influenced your sound the most as a whole?
VERIDIA: Honestly, we don’t have specific go-to influences, it’s constantly changing based on what we’re currently inspired by or feeling at the time.
MWN: When writing music what comes first the instrumentals or lyrics? Or would it depend on how the song plays out?
VERIDIA: Song starts can begin anywhere and anyhow… a melody hummed into the phone, a guitar riff, a tracked beat, a poem… it really varies and we don’t have a specific formula, we just have fun!
MWN: One of my favorite songs is “We are The Brave”- The Line that got me is: “There is an enemy. Dressed as a friend. The picture of deceit. Who knows the end. We are standing here unafraid. In the lions den.” I love the opening line of this verse. I do believe that sometimes the people you trust the most can often be your biggest enemy. Can you tell me more about this song? The meaning? Who or what inspired it?
VERIDIA: I think we are all meant to do life together. We are interdependent beings that need community and support to survive and We are the Brave was inspired by that idea; that we are all in this together and through love and compassion, we can coexist and be empowered by each other.
MWN: How has the touring with Evanescence been? Opening in Dallas, TX must have been special since part of the band is from here. How was that experience?
VERIDIA: Touring with Evanescence has been awesome! They are all incredibly talented and even better people. Kicking off the tour in Dallas was amazing. Both Brandon and I have family there and it was really special having them see us off.
MWN: Last question to close out the interview. What advice could you give musicians trying to make it?
VERIDIA: As far as advice for other musicians, I think everyone has a different definition of what “making it” is and I think if you have the mentality that you’ve made it, then you leave no room for growth. Success comes from shaking hands, having an attitude of gratitude for everyone that has and is supporting you, performing as often as possible, knowing that failure comes with the territory, that you are stronger for it, and the humble mindset that you will constantly get better because there is always something new to learn.
MWN: Well thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions. We really do appreciate it!
VERIDIA: Thanks for the great questions, Maria!