With my foot tapping on the ground and my arms mimicking the placement of drums, I have been jamming to this next band. They have reminded me to want to throw my fists into the air just for the hell of it today. We sit down with the band Eternal Closure and talk about music, inspiration, heroes and of course creation of music.
Here is the intervew:
What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your surroundings?
Other music mostly. I (Olivier) am almost always listening to music and it often gets the gears turning. I notice things we haven’t done yet and try to incorporate that into our music. For lyrics, I just look at what’s going on around us. Sometimes something will click when watching a movie or playing a video game.
What type of music did you listen to growing up?
Phil and I’s father listened to Rush and Dream Theater constantly when we were young. It influences the music that I write quite a bit and Dream Theater remains my favorite band to this day. Other than that I listened to a lot of Nu Metal and Pop-Punk which eventually led me to Metalcore bands such as Killswitch Engage and As I Lay Dying.
Is there someone you looked up as a hero?
I’m not the type of person to really have a “hero”. I’d say that Chester Bennington was a massive influence on me and that I miss his voice quite a bit. Neil Peart is also an obvious choice, a great mind and fabulous musician.
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing today?
My time would probably be consumed by video games like it was growing up. I probably would be somewhat miserable. I don’t plan on stopping playing music anytime soon so I guess I’ll never know haha.
What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create music?
Compare the music you write with similar artists you love. If you don’t think your music is as good, try to understand why and work on your craft until you reach that level. A good start for that would be to write songs, not collections of cool riffs that have nothing to do with one another. A song should be better than the sum of its parts. It’s super difficult to do, but it’s mega important to keep in mind.