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The Death of Robert

 

The Death of Robert
The Death of Robert

 

Artist Name: The Death of Robert

 

Song Title: The Hater Poem

 

Album Title: Casablanca

 

Release Date: 31st January 2020

 

Genre: Alternative

 

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Name the artists that have influenced you so far.

We do not have a specific artist we get inspired by – and I think this is as well reflected in our music, which we consider to be heterogeneous.

 

We listen to artists that space from The Doors to The Last Shadow Puppets, from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds to Pixies, Angel Olsen and many more…

 

We like to experiment, try new things. We like to show our listeners diverse stuff so that they never get bored and they never know what to expect.

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Mention the name of the artist you can regard as the “Greatest of All Time.”

Of course, there cannot be one and only greatest artist of all time. We appreciate artists that brought a huge contribution to the music scene, such as Jim Morrison, Leonard Cohen, Alex Turner, Aretha Franklin and many more…

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Discuss composition.

It all started when we were bringing to the table either a piece of lyrics, a guitar riff/base or simply an idea.

 

We were then developing the basics of the song, then adding up effects, peculiar sounds and chorus.

 

Basically, everything that we thought could enrich the song and develop its soul and meaning; whether it was a 60s keyboard kind of sound or romantic cellos and violins for the most melancholic, romantic pieces, or again low deep bass riffs for the most obscure tracks.

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Elaborate on this song.

‘The Hater Poem’ talks about a betrayed friendship. We define this as a pretty bitter-sweet song: the melody sounds indeed sweet and delicate, but the lyrics are bitter, disappointed and angry.

 

Each verse describes a specific situation that occurred with that person, bringing up specific imageries and memories of that relationship that eventually got broken.

 

In the bridge, the tones get a little bit more dramatic, we’d say, both with the lyrics as well as with the sound itself. The bridge indeed sees the only change from major to minor we have in the whole song, as well the words, that become rougher than the verse.

 

The chorus then gets back to the major tone, becoming again delicate and sweet in the sound, but keeping its bitter soul through the lyrics, that state that “this will never happen again, I promise, I won’t let you get in the way.”

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Rate social media and tell us the platform that works best for you in promoting your music.

We have just started our music career, as well as our presence as a band in the social media, so we are still at the beginnings, and we’re in a mode of “trial and error” to see what works best.

 

In general, we think that Instagram and Spotify are two good platforms in which one can promote himself/herself with success.

 

Instagram specifically lets the audience and fans have an insight into how the members of the band look like, what they like to do, what is their attitude, how close or not they are with the fans.

 

Mostly, it generates a sense of attachment between the band and the followers updating on what the band is doing, what is working on, where it’s playing, etc., and it is also a good way to have feedback from our fans indeed.

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State the areas that need improvement in the music industry.

Like every form of art, each piece is unique, and we cannot judge what could work better in the music industry in such a generic way.

 

At the end of the day, it really depends on what product you’re making and what’s your audience.

 

 

Your product may be perfect for a specific audience and useless and boring for another audience. So, we can only suggest and think about what could work better in our specific music scene, and that is creativity, depth, and lyrics.

 

 

Sometimes we listen to alternative kind of music that sounds exactly like something that already exists, or music that sounds to us not well-worked. We think this happens because we put a lot of effort into looking for the perfect sound, the greatest effect and deepest meaningful lyrics, that we get disappointed if we see this lack of effort in other artists. But, hey, again, music and feelings are subjective, so who are we to judge?

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Explain how you are getting your songs to stores and getting it to fans.

Our first single “The Hater Poem” is available on all digital platforms since 31st of January (our second single “Duty” will be released on the 6th of March), and our record Casablanca will be digitally and physically released (we have the coolest vinyl ever!!!) as of the 27th of March.

 

Of course, our preferred way to get our music to fans is through concerts. We want to play as much as we can for people to listen to our music live because it has a totally different feeling.

 

People get more impacted by seeing you performing and interpreting the songs. The emotional attachment is different during concerts.

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Tell us how you prepare yourself for a live performance or show.

We basically have never played live before as a band…for this reason, we are preparing and rehearsing like two-three times per week, each time between 2 and 3 hours.

 

We want to be totally synched, not only in terms of the mere performance itself, where everything sounds and looks aesthetically good, but getting to synch our moods, to enjoy the performance at its fullest and to feel every moment of what we do.

 

We want to give a full, rich experience to our fans, more than just a music performance. We want our fans to feel and get into the different moods of the tracks, we want them to be moody and sentimental with us, for every song we play.

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Tell us your opinion on frequent releasing of singles or just an album in a while.

We think that this really depends on what kind of artist you are and in which step of your music career you are at, in that very specific moment.

 

We just started, so we don’t know what’s the right or wrong thing to do, either releasing first a single and then the album, or vice versa.

 

What we do know is that we believe the most important aspect for emerging bands, or bands that have just started a music career, is to always be present to the fans and the audience, to interact with them and let them participate and join all of your experiences.

 

Fans today consume music in a more distracted way than the past, we believe, so you must be able to catch their attention and keep them always interested on what you do, always feeding them with interesting and experimental sounds and vibes.

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Mention the name of the artist you will be glad to see the live performance.

If this was possible, we would love to see The Doors live!!!

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Tell us the themes of most of your songs.

The themes of our songs vary between each other, but we think there is one thing they share, that is we talk about feelings and experiences.

 

They can be about a betrayal indeed, disappointment, happiness, uncertainty, passion, sadness. If we feel it, we go with the flow.

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Discuss your recording.

The recording process was something totally astonishing for us, as we have never experienced it since that moment. It was both tough and fun: we had to work hard during the recording, trying to make everything sounds perfect, but also fun because we were so much excited about it.

 

Our producer, Alberto Pérez Sanchez, really helped us during the recording and production phases of the album: he was pushing us even further than we might have thought, passing over our own limits, triggering us to explore new sounds, pushing us to try new effects, embracing new shades and vibes of each song.

 

The songs themselves evolved a lot during the recording, up to the point in which we all felt satisfied and proud of the result.

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Tell us how boring or exciting the music career can be.

Well, we are still at the beginning, so nothing has been boring yet.

 

From the rehearsal, when we have pushed ourselves to make what we do always better, to the recording, in which we experimented and tried stuff we never thought about, to building the band brand and reputation, to think about how we wanted to be perceived by our fans. Each of these processes has always been a brand-new experience for us, so nothing has been boring!

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

There’s a funny story behind it. Our bass player’ s name is Robert. We met through a social platform for musicians around September 2018.

 

 

We agreed on meeting each other for the first time to see what the vibe was like. Every time we had to meet with Robert, something happened to him! He was not showing up because he had like some kind of fever, or whatever, and then after a few days he was breaking his leg, or foot, I mean, what a piece of bad luck!

 

 

Then, we don’t remember who but, one of us said as a joke “the death of Robert”, and someone else said, “Hey, this could be our band name!” We were hesitant and not convinced at the beginning, but then we started loving it!

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

The song is called ‘The Hater Poem.’ We conceived the song like a poem dedicated to the hated person we talked about in this specific song, so yeah, that’s what it is mainly about.

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

The reason why we called our album ‘Casablanca’ is mainly because we first met in this rehearsal studio in the south of Barcelona, which name was indeed Casablanca. That’s where we met, that’s where we created the music we have today, that’s the place in which our dream started to be shaped.

 

So, we decided to call the album like that because all the things we have done have started from that specific place…this is what makes our project unique to us.

 

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