INTERVIEW: Steady Rollin chat influences, new music, and future ventures
After the release of their brilliant riff-tastic new single 'Must I Die Alone' earlier this year, Steady Rollin set themselves up as one of the most promising bands emerging right now. With its killer hooks and soaring aesthetic, these guys certainly know how to pump out the banger.
So with the track continuing to impress, we sat down with them to find out more about the song and what they have planned for the future.
Hi guys, how are you today?
We’re doing fine……a bit tough working nowadays because Fernando is in Costa Rica and Jerry and Ben in El Salvador and with travel restrictions, a bit more difficult getting together to play. On the upside, we have been writing lots of music and are starting on our 3rd album. Creativity is flowing. Hopefully, in April or May we will start playing live again!
For those that haven’t heard of you yet, how would you best describe your sound and who have been your biggest influences so far?
Our sound is very raw and live-like. We plug in direct into our amps and use no effects. The fact that we are a trio forces us to play all out all the time in order to fill the space with sound. Guitar solos are supported just by the base with no other instruments. We use blues type amps and fender guitars and bases. Our biggest influences have been rock icons from the British invasion in the 60s such as Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, The Who and the Rolling Stones.
And what has been the biggest achievement you have earned since starting the band?
We’ve won awards in Central America various times including the Estella Awards for most popular rock song. Also, how our fan base has grown these last couple of years both in live concerts and through electronic channels such as Spotify. It's awesome playing live and seeing our fans singing along. Our tour of Colombia and Costa Rica were also a highlight.
You have just released your new single ‘Must I Die Alone’. Can you tell us how that record came about? What is the story behind it?
Even though we are a blues based rock band, both our albums have very diverse music genres, including songs in Spanish, folk music, alternative, etc…with this song, we wanted to create a straightforward rock song reminiscent of the rock music in the 70s we grew up on. Really got love that deep rollin guitar groove.
It's also a very passionate song dealing with the theme of “regrets”. The story behind it is a young fisherman who sets out to sea and encounters a terrifying storm that lashes out and destroys his boat. As he’s fighting the storm, he’s thinking of all he left behind and wishing he could have one last chance to say some things left unsaid and see some people that were important in his life. The end is hopeful he will be able to do that.
And was there a particular style you were looking for when you wrote it?
We were looking for a straightforward rock song with a recurring guitar theme.
Can we expect a new EP or even album from you in the near future?
Our second album named “Stories” will be out in August and we are already recording our 3rd album. This 2021 we will also be putting out 4 independent singles.
The coronavirus outbreak has obviously affected everyone’s plans, but what else have you got in store for the year ahead?
We are so eager to play live! We have places calling us and feel blessed to have this opportunity. Hopefully in May we will be back to that. This year will be a year of new material and live shows.
And finally, which artist would you most like to share a stage with?
Steady Rollin's new single 'Must I Die Alone' is out now. Check out the video below.