A Q&A with Bloxx
Fearless indie rock, full of hooks – here’s Fee from Bloxx…
How did you get the title of your latest album Lie Out Loud, and what does it mean to you?
It’s a little play on words. At first, we didn’t think it made much sense, but I lingered on the idea that the record is about a lot of struggle in relationships with people and yourself. It was a realisation that you can’t lie to yourself and it’s funny because we’re lying out loud, but we never seem to hear the lie as a lie. Also, it sounds like laugh out loud, and that resonated well in my head.
What was the hardest part about putting this release together, and why?
Finding the motivation to write can be hard sometimes. It’s also hard to put a track listing together when people have different opinions on songs.
Who produced the release – what did they bring to it?
Jenn Decilveo and James Dring did three tracks. Both of them are creative geniuses! I trust their musical ability. I tend to only produce my demos because I’m not all that great.
What do you want the listener to take away from listening to your music?
I always wanted listeners to find a sense of relatability in our music. That’s why I’m so upfront with my personal feelings within my lyricism.
How does a track normally come together? Can you tell us something about the process?
It starts with the music most of the time for me – a simple chord progression and a couple lines of vocals. Then, I just work it up from there, add some harmonies and nice melodies.
What band/artists have influenced you the most since you started this project, and why?
I’m a massive Bombay Bicycle club fan. Jack Steadman is a genius. I don’t think he’s capable of writing a bad song. I like his guitar riffs.
When the world is back to normal where would like to tour, and why?
America again. Or just everywhere. I love touring – it’s really one of my favourite things to do. Europe is really fun, but my favourite tour is a home UK tour. We have some beautiful cities, don’t we?
If you could pick one track for our readers to listen to in order to get a taste of your music, what would you pick, and why?
‘Give Me the Keys’ is my favourite at the moment. It’s instrumentally one of my favourites.
What ambitions do you have for the band/your career?
I want to be able to do this for a long time. I thrive off of writing and performing, and I love my job.
Finally, as you leave the stage, what are your parting words?
We can’t wait to get back on that road and see all of the beautiful faces in the crowd next year. We’re in a bunch of cities that we love, and they are going to be the best shows we ever put on, as we’ve missed a whole 12 months of playing live music. We’re going to really bring everything to the table next year.
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