Hopeless Romantic - Sound In The Signals Interview

I recently had the opportunity to interview Hopeless Romantic. We discussed the writing and recording process for their new EP, ‘bosco’, lyrical inspiration, releasing the EP on cassette, their upcoming tour, and more. Check it out below. 

First, thanks for the interview.

Absolutely! Thanks for having us back on.

You released your debut LP ‘Faded In My Mind’ last year. What are your thoughts looking back at it now? 

We are super proud of that record and will always hold it close to our hearts. We’ve gotten a lot of opportunities and met some amazing people through it, and for that it will always be special. 

You’re set to release your upcoming EP ‘bosco’ on April 12th. What can you tell us about the writing and recording process? 

This one has been in the works for quite some time. The songs were written over the course of about a year. Recording was a blast! Ryan is currently studying engineering and composition at SUNY Purchase and so we were able to use a lot of that knowledge and apply it to this production process. It was all tracked and mixed in the studios at Purchase and done completely by the band.

It’s written as a letter to and from the perspective of a lost dog. Tell us more about this decision and how you framed it in the writing process.

Ryan: Last year, when we lost our first dog, Bosco, we decided to memorialize him with this record and so it is dedicated to him. He was always a calm, laid back guy and when we moved to PA he became super lethargic and lazy. I thought that fit really well with the themes of leaving home and so I decided to start writing through his perspective. 

You explore themes of growing up, moving towns, and finding your place in the world on the EP. What was your lyrical inspiration at the time and how do you hope listeners connect with these themes?

Back in 2018, me and my brother moved from our hometown in Levittown, NY to a small farmstead in Walnutport, PA. It was a huge shakeup in our lives and the songs highlight those feelings of nostalgia. Almost everyone feels that sense of having lost something before, and we think (and hope) there’s a lot here for people to latch on to both lyrically and musically.

You plan to release the EP on cassette through Outcast Tape Infirmary on May 3rd. What can you tell us about the packaging and what went into creating it? 

We love Outcast Tapes!!  Bob is the man and has helped us out on our past two releases. This one comes in beautiful hand-stamped format with a chocolate swirl colorway. I wanted it to feel like an old artifact you find in a dusty box in your parents’ attic, so the art and the J-card were designed to fit that vibe.

You’re making plans for an East Coast run this summer. What are you looking forward to the most about touring?

We are all super stoked to tour. There’s so much to look forward to but besides playing music in some awesome cities, we’re stoked to meet all the cool people of the scene and eat all the delicious regional food.

Thanks for taking the time to answer the questions. Is there anything else that you’d like to add?

Thanks again for having us. Be sure to check out Bosco available everywhere April 12th on all platforms and cassette through Outcast Tape Infirmary. Catch us on tour this summer and stay tuned to our social medias for more updates!

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