THY SHADE

To be honest I had never ever heard of THY SHADE before this interview but since discovering new bands is one of the greatest thing in life I had to interview them. Answers were given by Mane Cabrales Anders Ekdahl ©2017

When the band came into creation, what was the main purpose for it?
-Well, it all started in the summer of 2015 and there really wasn’t any big ambition behind it, we just wanted to do the music we like and be as productive as we can in our artistic side.

How hard is it to come up with a sound that is all yours? What bits’n’pieces do you pick up from other stuff to make it your sound?
-This is tough now days since all people think everything it’s already done, heard and seen, we just take from music what we like and what we feel comfortable with and play it, not over thinking who did it before
just being ourselves and being honest and making sure you’re not copying deliberately anyone else.

I have no idea what kind of creative process you guys go through but how hard is it to record and release new songs?
-The creative process is definitely time consuming but an amazing experience for any musician, and the production side of things I think is way easier than before, technology allows you to work simultaneously with people from your comfy room,
there are also tons of ways to promote it and release it independently in case you don’t have the support of a record label.

Today technology allows you to record at home and release your music digitally.
-But in doing so is there a risk that you release only single songs because that is what is demanded to stay atop and therefore you end up killing the album for example?
Yeah it’s a really good point, the accelerated life style we live in today doesn’t allow us to take the time to listen to a full album anymore, we’re always busy, technology, social media and thousands of images we see every moment
definitely makes us lose focus and be more trivial every time, so in the musician side the sense of adaptability and the people demands push you to a different stages of marketing and promotion, in my personal opinion
I think we are in the “single era” and the album concept is almost extinct, something that is very unfortunate. 🙁

I for one feel that the change in how people listen to music today, by downloading it and expecting to get it for free, will kill music as we know it. What kind of future is there for music?
-Definitely, the way people listen to music and the place music take in modern life is different, I don’t know yet if streaming will kill it as we know it, but one thing I know for sure is that the future for music business is very uncertain and dark.

What kind of responses do you get to your music? What has been the thing that has gotten the most attention?
-So far it’s been great man, great response and good feedback from almost all the people, and the most attention it’s been taken from Diana’s voice, which is cool and something we intended from the very beginning.

We live in a world where there are no real distances between people communicating anymore. What has been the most surprising contact so far?
-To me the most surprising thing is that you can build an intense relationship with someone without knowing him/her, that’s scary, ‘cause you can be real or create a character lol…
but the cool thing is that i contacted with some people I admire a lot and i never thought it would be possible to talk with them ever.

Does playing in a band make you feel like you are a part of a greater community? What has music brought with it that you would have otherwise missed out on?
-I don’t know if it makes me feel part of a greater community but definitely makes me feel great, and it’s an amazing outlet to express myself artistically, to me personally music brought happiness to my boring life lol…
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue. Plato

What is the live scene like for you? Do you feel that playing live helps building a bigger following?
-Live scene is great, there’s no other thing more exciting than playing in front of people and of course it helps to build a fanbase, but now days is also very expensive to play live, things got out of control with the management agencies.

What plans do you have for the future?
-We plan to keep working hard with Thy Shade and try to take it to the next level.

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