Interview with Audio Reign (Hard Rock/Heavy Metal)


Questions answered by Jake Fleming

1. How would you describe your music?
Our music is heavy, dynamic and melodic and is a blend of intense high octane tracks, medium-paced chest kickers as well as emotive slow burners. The new hard and heavy sound of Australian rock.

2. What gave you the idea for the single title?
Like with most songs, the title generally comes from either the lyrics of the song or the general theme of the song. With ours it was from the first verse of the lyrics.

The title “Pill” means exactly that – a ‘pill’, but it is also a metaphor for all the bad vices we have in our lives and no matter how big the high seems, you gotta come down at some stage and the results can be devastating.

3. Do you work together with others in the writing process?
Music-wise, all members of Audio Reign work together and have creative input into building the songs. As far as the lyrics go, that’s my thing.

4. How much time to do you take record songs?
Nothing over the top, probably similar to most bands at our level. We could do a song or two in a day.

5. Does this release differ from past music releases?
The last three singles have all been quite different from each other. We had the first single off the album which was the high-octane “Betrayal” followed by the emotive “Senses” and now “Pill”.

The “Audio Reign” album is quite diverse and there’s something on there for everyone which was the way we wanted it and we wanted to show that diversity also in the release of the singles. But regardless, it’s still Audio Reign.

6. Do you like to change it up for each release with lyrical themes?
Not really. I don’t pick themes, I just write about whatever is in my mind at the time. Sometimes I’ll hear the music and it will make me feel a certain mood and basically let me know what the song is probably going to be about.

7. Where do you draw your influences and inspirations from?
Audio Reign is inspired and influenced by so many different bands and genres between the four of us. I think that is the key to making us sound exactly like Audio Reign. We can play a song and we’ll get told we sound like 10 different bands. That’s how I know we sound like us.

8. What has been the most enjoyable thing you have done as a musician/singer?
Playing on stage, whether it be venues or festivals, to huge audiences with highly successful bands. That is what it’s all about. Playing live and sharing the energy and vibes with so many people who are there for the same reason. The line between artist and crowd disappears and you’re all just partying together and rocking out!

9. What do you feel is the biggest challenge going forward with your career?
As with any band, the biggest hurdle is exposure.  If you want to play in the big leagues and want everyone to know your name, you need massive exposure. Lucky for us, we’re bloody relentless and will die climbing the side of the mountain if that be our fate.

10. What do you enjoy outside of music?
Cocktails and moonlight strolls along the beach  (laugh so hard!)

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