corduroy pants - Sound In The Signals Interview

I recently had the opportunity to interview Vic of corduroy pants. We discussed the writing and recording process for new song “Wasps Nest”, a favorite lyrical moment from the song, the potential for more new music, collaborating with We’re Trying Records, and more. Check it out below. 

First, thanks for the interview.

Thanks for having me (Vic), glad to talk again!

You’re releasing your new song “Wasps Nest” on January 27th. Can you tell me about writing and recording the song?

Writing this song was a fairly long process compared to other songs I’ve written for the band. It typically takes me like less than a day to write most of the stuff we’ve put out lyrically and guitar wise at least, but this one was one that I wanted to have the most meaning and really talk about my feelings with my uncle passing so I took a couple months of consistently writing it before showing it to the guys to have them finish it off. The recording process was sick. We were given a free song recording by our friends in Last Night Saved My Life to record with our new friend Allan Currie for this track and it was a pretty smooth process it took only four sessions before we let Allan take the wheel for mixing and mastering and we definitely suggest people check him out. He’s awesome!

Do you have a favorite lyrical or musical moment from it? Why? 

Honestly, my favorite lyrical moment is “now I’m terrified to go outside in case you pass me on the street and cock a smile as to say goodbye then you’d disappear again” because it's one I was trying to figure out how to word and thought I had to be extra about but decided to just tell the short story of a time I was at my car and I saw this guy walking by who looked oddly similar to my uncle walking on the sidewalk and he looked at me and half smiled at me like he was saying hello but I looked away and then he was gone probably just around the corner but I believe in spirits so I thought too much about it and thought it was him actually saying goodbye because we never got the chance. Musically I think the whole song is just what I imagined it would be: it's a ballad with twists and turns for different feelings.

I think the vocals sound great on the song. How long did you work on them and do you usually write the music or lyrics first?

Thank you! The vocal melody for this one came pretty quickly to me, no more than a couple weeks I would kind of just hum it a lot when I was by myself and decided it needed to be used. I typically write guitar first. I write in sections so when I write a verse on guitar I don’t keep writing more guitar I write to that part lyrically then I do the same with the rest of the song just adding lyrics per section till it feels right.

Is this more of a standalone song or is there any chance that you’re working on more new music such as a new EP or album? 

This one is more of a standalone song. We wanted it to sound like our previous stuff a bit because we're changing our sound a little bit now, but I will announce for the first time publicly that we are working on our first full length album at the moment.

You’re releasing the song with We’re Trying Records. What made you want to work with them and how has the experience been so far?

My other band FinalBossFight! signed with We’re Trying Records right before I joined their band and just told us to reach out to them about promoting the new single and just hyped them up to be good people (which they have been entirely) and we didn’t want to pass up the opportunity so we reached out and so far it's been great I think! They’ve really been helping us promote this song and were very grateful for it.

Do you have any plans for any cassettes or vinyl through We’re Trying anytime soon?

Possibly cassettes for the album once it's finished but not quite yet. We’ll see how our journey goes with them; we’re excited.

Thanks for taking the time to answer the questions. Do you have anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks for having me again! Stream FinalBossFight!, Dad Caps, Saturdays At Your Place, Dear Heretic, and especially Tequila Mockingbird. Thank you!

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