A Q&A with Days to Come

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Pop-prog-rock trio from San Diego – here’s Justin Goodson from Days to Come…

How did you get the title of your latest release, and what does it mean to you?
The collection of songs on ‘Animus’ come from a place of frustration and hope. The guys and I have been through things over the past year and a half and the themes of the songs are shaped around that.

What was the hardest part about putting this release together, and why?
The patience required to put an EP together. We were releasing singles that were leading up to the full release, but COVID-19 delayed the release for a few months. I’m thankful it’s out now!

Who produced the release – what did they bring to it?
We were able to work with Lee Dyess at Earthsound Studio in Valdosta, GA for Animus. He tracked the drums and mixed/mastered the EP. We’re really thankful to have had the opportunity to work with him.

What do you want the listener to take away from listening to your music?
That there is always hope. The world can be a mess, but there is still beauty. We want our music to have a positive impact on our audience.

How does a track normally come together? Can you tell us something about the process?
Typically, Brandon and I will get together with a few acoustic guitars. I’ll either already have lyrics and a melody or I will add one after we have a rough outline of the song. We’ll get with Jalen to add the rest and finish it up.

What band/artists have influenced you the most since you started this project, and why?
Alter Bridge, for sure. I love how they blend textures and tones. It always encourages me to continue creating. I’m also a big fan of Nothing More and Red Sun Rising. They’re different from each other, but in really good ways.

Days to Come interview animusWhen the world is back to normal where would like to tour, and why?
We’re based in Georgia (US) and we would love to continue hitting the South-Eastern US markets we’ve been able to for the past few years, while adding a few surrounding cities and states. Obviously, we would love to tour all over, but we’ve got to be practical. We finance our tours and can only go as far as the van will take us!

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?
‘The Forgotten’. It’s the last track on ‘Animus’ and it’s the longest song we’ve ever released ­– almost 10 minutes. I know releasing a song that long seems counterproductive in our fast paced, zero attention culture, but this song is different. A few years ago, a friend of mine committed suicide and ‘The Forgotten’ is about focusing on the time we have with each other and making the most of that time. We live and act as if we’re promised tomorrow, but we’re not.

What ambitions do you have for the band/your career?
Creating quality music that’s honest and impactful for our audience. We want to make a positive impact on people through music and we’re thankful for the people we’ve been able to reach so far.

Finally, as you leave the stage, what are your parting words?
We appreciate you supporting indie artists and we hope that everyone is staying safe during this unique year. We can’t wait to be back out on the road and we can’t wait to have the opportunity to spend time with you.

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