This song is about being around the ones you love. About going back to that place where your stories really matter and where you’ll be surrounded by the people you want to share your life with. That’s where home is.
Episode #566: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2018/02/22/episode-566-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax
Interview by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio interview Gus Andriew
Band Name: SILENT
(Gus Andriew – Vocals and Guitar / L A Tilly – Drums / Alex Cavalcanti – Guitars / Douglas Boiago – Bass)
Song name: Coming Home
Music Genre: Rock/Hard Rock/ AOR Melodic Rock
Our music is very lyric driven and really melodic. We love big choruses and guitar riffs. We try to use some of our Brazilian musicality in the harmony and vocals without losing the hard rock drive that moves us.
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Does this represent your current direction…
This song was written in partnership with a friend with a very different background. He’s a Rapper and, even though there’s no rap in the song, it was originally meant to have one. It puts us more in a Pop Rock scene, which is a little broader than the AOR scene that we’re used to, but not that far.
We write, record, mix and master everything in my home studio which we call “The Naked Butt Studio” because of a painting that on the wall there.
I usually write the song, or the core of it, using the acoustic guitar as raw as I can so we can develop the song as a band.
I usually have the music and lyrics idea at the same time and sometimes a partner will provide the lyrics. My regular co-writer is a good friend that lives in Florida called James Rose. I always try to shoot a video of the different stages of the process. Once we feel the song is ready, we start the recording process using pro tools. I’m an audio engineer and take care of it myself.
Your music / life balance…
I’m deeply unhappy when I’m making music, which by itself is a very powerful motivation. I love the creative process and I also love listening to the result. Every time I hear my song when I’m driving somewhere, I have this deep sense of accomplishment. The truth is, if I’m not doing it I lose focus in everything else.
The best music advice you’ve had…
I’m a self-taught musician and throughout the years that I’ve been doing this I like to remember that most of what I’ve learned has come from watching people who loved making music.
I remember as a teenager when a friend sang the harmony of a Beatles song. That was the first time my music perception changed drastically. I simply was not aware of what could be done with vocals and I fell in love with it. So I do believe that watching the people around you, with a lot of care and respect, will always teach you a valuable lesson. That’s one of the greatest things about having bandmates.
I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the scene here is definitely not Rock! Brazil has a good Metal scene but not a very strong Hard Rock scene, and Rio is definitely not a Rock city.
Website & social media links:
Facebook – https://business.facebook.com/silentbandofficial/?business_id=1303214089773313
Twitter – https://twitter.com/BandSilent
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/silentband/
Official Website – http://silent.band