INTERVIEW BY: MEG
You released your EP “Hell In Paradise” in May of last year. How has the release impacted your career since it came out nine months ago?
Victor: It got us on a lot of spotify playlists and helped us gain a lot of new fans. We’re just starting to get on the road and we;re starting to build this online following based off what Hell In Paradise did for us.
Matt: Now it’s just about getting to those people. The EP set up a lot for us. Just over this weekend it passed half a million plays.
Victor: It was the first time the four of us had all worked on something together and honestly, this is the best lineup we could have and this is what made the record so good, in my opinion
How would you compare your latest singles, “Close Enough” and “This Time,” to the songs on that EP? Are there any new or different musical influences or elements you wanted to incorporate when writing the newer material?
Matt: Pretty big difference in production and collaboration. We had a lot of input and got to produce the songs with other people and have those people structure stuff out with us, and it was fantastic.
Victor: For the two newest singles, they’re definitely more polished and clean. The collaboration upped the production value of the songs, and they’re more power pop than pop punk. Stepping into the power-pop identification seems a lot more accurate.
Speaking of “This Time,” what is the meaning behind that song? Is there a particular lyrical theme you wanted to touch on or a message you wanted the lyrics to get across to your listeners? If so, what?
Matt: I always joke around with people saying if you’ve ever screwed up something so royally, you have to say ‘this time I’m not going to do it.’ It’s about really trying to commit to improving yourself the next time you do something.
With these two songs out now, are you guys planning on dropping more singles, another EP, or maybe even an album to follow it up in the near future? If so, what can people expect from the new music and how would you compare the new songs to these two singles?
Victor: We have a lot of surprises in the future. This Time definitely possesses a poppier element but we might just be dabbling in some skate punk and Alt Rock into our unreleased material.
You guys have also been on tour in support of the new music - how have these shows been so far? Any highlights/specific memories you’d like to talk about?
Jesse: This was our second time playing Atlanta and our first time playing as a full band. It was much bigger crowd than expected, people who came and discovered us randomly, people at the bar who bought merch at the end. It’s really cool to get on the road, we’re excited to get much farther on the road.
Tony: As a whole, everything lately show wise has been incredible. There’s people singing along and there’s nothing better than people screaming your lyrics back at you, it’s just phenomenal.
Have you been playing “This Time” live, and if so, how have the crowds been reacting to it?
Matt: We’ve only played it live three times so far, and that’s all that anybody’s heard of it, but it’s gone over really well and have everybody who’s heard all the other things will hear it as well.
With this tour coming to a close and this new single about to drop, what’s next for Arrows In Action and what are your plans for 2020?
Jesse: We will be getting on the road. April will be the beginning of that. Maybe releasing some more new music, writing new music… we’re planning a big year. We’re putting it into the world.
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