CURRENTS is the new standard for death-infused metalcore. This is emotionally fraught and impossibly angry music soaked in cold, depressive atmosphere. CURRENTS explore the forbidden realms of a tortured psyche, searching for meaning amidst uncertain chaos and venom.
We gave Brian Wille, Vocals of the band a few questions to ask and he gave us the answers below…
1. Tell us a little bit about the band and how long you have been together for some of our readers that may not know about the band?
We’re a djent-influenced metalcore band from New England that’s been together for roughly 9 years between a few varying lineups early on.
2. What got you into music and what keeps you going night after night playing?
My parents always played rock music for us growing up & I found metal in video games and on the internet as I got older. The support from our fans and our desire to expand & succeed is what keeps us going day after day.
3. So, what is new with the band?..New Album out? New Videos?
Our new album “The Way it Ends” comes out June 5th! We recently released a music video for our song “A Flag to Wave,” which is the first full-track on the album after the intro.
4. If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing right now?
Not sure! Music has always been my path. Maybe I’d work in the industry somewhere but I don’t think I would ever stop playing music or writing.
5. What is the weirdest or funniest question you have ever been asked?
6. If you can have your fans remember you for one thing, what would that be?
I would hope our fans think of us as hard-working people who always try to put out the best music we can. But to an extent, I guess it isn’t up to us to decide how we’re perceived by others!
7. On a scale of one to 2593, How good is your new single compared to your last single? (my attempt at humor, but please still answer)
They’re both equal because they’re from the same album. I can’t play favorites!
8. What do you feel is the best song you have released to date and why?
If I really had to pick some, I might choose either Let Me Leave, Split or Never There. I think they all carry a very consistent vibe all the way though and have a ton of emotion that’s hard to keep in a song as it moves through the writing & recording phases. Once again, I can’t play favorites; but those are a few songs I’ve really been feeling lately.
9. Do you think you can get any better as a musician/singer? And if so, How would you achieve that?
There’s always room for improvement! I get a lot of practice on tour playing shows, but I’d love to push harder to practice more often when I’m home. Thankfully we have plenty of time to do that now.
10. If you could give your fans one random fact about you that you think they should (or should “not” know) about you what would that be?
I have a black belt, but I got it when I was like 13 so I don’t really remember anything. But Chin says I’d be a natural at jiu-jitsu!!
11. You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
Blue or purple! No specific reason why, but they’re two of my favorite colors.
13. What’s an average day like for you?
Right now, it’s mostly band emails, interviews or watching movies with my girlfriend. The pandemic has made things pretty slow otherwise. It’s hard to come down & be ‘normal’ when the pace of touring is so chaotic.
14. Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans?
We try our best to manage our inbox & stay in contact with fans on and off the road. I always try to be available every night to hang at shows too. I love getting to talk to everyone and see both new & familiar faces. We’re definitely looking into some new ways to stay in contact with everyone now that we can’t play shows though like live streams, podcasts and Q&As.
15. Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?
It rarely happens now but I used to. The only times I really get it now are if I’m sick, I have friends/family in the crowd or if we’re playing in front of more people than ever before.
16. Tell me about your favorite performance venues?
The Webster Underground will always be my favorite because of our history there. Other than that, Glass House in Pomona, White Oak in Houston or Blind Tiger in Greensboro are always great to visit!
17. What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Make sure you’re in it for the right reasons, don’t rush, always put the music first & surround yourself with good people who share a common goal! These can be applied to anything you’re passionate about.