With so many cool bands out there to check out I offer you some minor guidance by introducing you to IN DIVENIRE. Anders Ekdahl ©2020
Let’s start with your latest recording. When you look back at it now what kind of feelings do you have for it?
-This is our first self-produced release so we are the firsts to admit that we still have a lot of work to do to reach a better level, but we can also say that we are pretty happy about the results, we were aiming to explain our concepts and we think that we reached that goal with this release.
I am fascinated by band names. What was it that made you settle on the one you have and what does it mean to you?
-‘In Divenire’ is more likely a statement than just a name, translated by Italian it means ‘In Becoming’ and is referred to the necessity of the man to evolve himself, to struggle in his life to gain his purposes and to be prepared to lose everything in order to achieve something meaningful to him. Resting means defeat.
What does it mean to you that there are people out there that actually appreciate and look forward to what you are doing?
-Surely it feels good for us, it give us motivation to keep moving forward but at the same time our music is a reflection of ourselves, we are not trying to please our listeners and for this reason we think that those who really appreciate our music are also receiving our message and probably that’s the best feel we can get.
How important is image to the band? What impression do you want the fans to get of the band?
-We actually don’t work really much on our image even if we should, as we said we want to be true to ourselves and we try to do this with just our music.
I am a huge fan of LP art work. How important is it to have the right art work for your album?
-Every part of our work aims to get as close as possible to our concept of perfection, as the artwork so the lyrics and the sound.
We live in a superficial world today where you don’t exist if you are not on Youtube and Facebook. Has social media been only beneficial in socializing with the fans or is there a down side to it too?
-Even if social medias are strong weapons nowadays they are more oriented to promote visual arts and for music this is a huge downside. At the same time it happens to discover new listeners from all around the world and we must admit that it gives some sort of gratification.
When you play in a band does it feel like you are a part of a massive community? That you belong to something that gives meaning to your life?
-More or less, when we play we feel more reunited to ourselves, after all a community is made by a lot of ones and being proud of ourselves helps grow bonds with those near you.
When you are in the middle of it do you notice what state our beloved music scene is in? Is the scene healthy or does it suffer from some ailment?
-The health of our scene should not be that important. Maybe the scene it’s broken, maybe it’s not, but the quality of the music is not influenced by that, only the ego of the musician.
How much of a touring band are you guys? How hard is it to get gigs outside of your borders?
-At the moment we have only played live concerts in our country but in the future we’ll surely try to get out from our borders.
What will the future bring?
-We aim to play more concerts, improve our skills and record a better album and so it will be for every new release. There’s always something to improve and not recognizing this statement declares your decay.