A Q&A with SuperLung
Modern rock and 90s grunge, from Mankato, MN, with added energy…
How did you get the title of your latest release, and what does it mean to you?
‘The Crossroad’ was written about having one of those weeks where everything that could go wrong does. It is about accepting it and moving on in the most positive way you can.
What was the hardest part about putting this release together, and why?
Right now, we have about 10 songs written for the new album with about 10 more ideas we are finishing up on. The hardest part will be to pick the best 10 to 12 songs and what order to put them in on the album so it flows from front to back.
Who produced the release – what did they bring to it?
Right now, we are talking with a few different producers to figure out which one can capture what we want from our music and the new album.
What do you want the listener to take away from listening to your music?
That there is a roller coaster in life that we all have to ride through the ups and downs. We write from personal experience that I believe most people can relate to. In the end, we want the listener to feel what we felt the moment we wrote the song and come out on the other end in positivity.
How does a track normally come together? Can you tell us something about the process?
Our writing process is simple: we all write at home and share ideas via email or text. When we come together, we work on that song and piece things together. Lyrics are sometimes written during the process but usually happen after the song is structured.
What band/artists have influenced you the most since you started this project, and why?
Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, 311 – there are so many. The 90’s grunge movement was so big that I believe there may never be a city with that many bands to rise to international prominence. It was a great time in music and the basis for our sound.
When the world is back to normal where would like to tour, and why?
Right now, with COVID, we, like other bands, had to cancel the rest of 2020’s dates to play. When this clears, we are just going to be happy to be able to play live anywhere. Forrest and I have both played in Europe and it was an amazing experience – who knows, I would love to make that happen one day, too!
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?
If you go to our Spotify, we have two older tracks on there; one is called ‘Sweet Sue’, which is about a stripper and how she agreed to go on a date with one of our band members but stood him up. The other is called ‘Gotta Let Go’, which is about being in that toxic relationship with someone you really love, but you just can’t do it anymore.
What ambitions do you have for the band/your career?
We want to get our music out to as many listeners as we can, then we will see where things take us, one day at a time, enjoying each other, enjoying the music, and enjoying the fans!
Finally, as you leave the stage, what are your parting words?
Thank you, see you next time, live long and prosper!!
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