As of right now we are a writing force of Zac Monte (Pravitas Studios/Reformers of Mediaskare) with the music and Michael Neil on vocals (Projections from Seattle, WA)
I, Michael, had been wanting to play something much more mellow and melodic than the metal bands I had been in previously. It was at that point that I got ahold of a good friend, Zac. We discussed what the hopes were for the project and then Zac got to work on the instrumental portions of the EP. Months later he traveled from the Bay Area to Seattle to finish the EP by recording vocals.
Well I believe that the writing style is that of its own. We aren’t aiming to change the world with our music, but the messages in the lyrics are designed to bring light upon mental hardships such as depression and self harming thoughts/suicide which unfortunately is stigmatized to the point where I feel most are afraid to ask for the help they may need. In the EP there is a 3 song story that starts with a girl lost and tangled up in her own head looking for anything to hold herself up with. The second part of the story is the same girl still fighting the psychological battle and begging for help, in this story from her significant other, but receiving nothing but the blame until she finally succumbs to her mental illness and takes her own life. The final part of the story is about her significant other realizing that he could’ve done something more and begging for her return, but ultimately realizing that he was too late.
We had instrumental ideas set in mind influenced some by Circa Survive, Taking Back Sunday, and The Used while adding our own twists. The vocal play and stylings from those three bands vocalists drove me to push myself to do something I had never done before, especially considering I’ve only ever screamed in metal bands.
Abandoned Homes to me is a step above the idea of a broken home. It is essentially the abandoning of all hope. As for releasing it for free, music has never been about money for us. The feeling you get when hearing a finished product or being on stage and sharing your art is a feeling like no other.
The song is the finale of a three-part story on the EP. In this portion, it is the girls significant other essentially realizing his part that was played in her downfall and coming to terms with the fact she is gone.
The goal is to assemble a full band and run full force toward a dream we’ve had for a very long time. If everything comes together, we will be on stages all of the Northwest at least, but obviously we would love to go as far as we can. If anyone is interested in auditioning for guitar, bass, or drums then we would love to hear from interested parties. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and all social media!