Soul Chalice – Enter the Game [Interview]

Each member of the band comes from a different background. How do all these different influences fit together? Tell us a few things about your creative process

The creative process is very therapeutic for me. It usually starts with a feeling. I like writing lyrics so I try to explain why I have this feeling with words. I try to paint a picture of what I’m feeling. I also like to show how clever I am. So I am also thinking of metaphors and punchlines that will help me further explain my thought process. I write often, whenever I think of something, so I have material on hand. When we are creating a song I usually like to hear what the band has come up with. I get a feeling from the music they create and write from there and a lot of times I can pull in other ideas I’ve written down previously.

We love the fact that you released a full album. Do people listen to full albums nowadays?

I believe people still listen to full albums. I do. I know several other people that do. I think music heads do for sure.

Do you prefer writing music in the studio or performing live? And what would be your dream performance venue?

I actually love both. I love the creative process and just spending the time in the studio. Those are some of the most fondest moments to me. I also love the rush from performing live. My dream venue would be the Firefly Music Festival. It is held in my hometown, Dover Delaware, and it would be an honor to play for my home crowd and where so many legendary acts have played.

What would you change in the music industry?

We just released our debut album independently and are still navigating the industry. I’ve been trying to navigate it for the past 10 years as a solo artist but I expected the challenges, I knew I had to learn things, I knew I had to make mistakes. The process is the process. Im not sure if I would change anything. Maybe in 5 years I’ll have a better answer.

What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

Probably running some other kind of business. I’m more of an entrepreneur. I want to own my own business.

One last thing we should know about you?

We are in the process of recording our second album. So new music is on the way.

Thank you!

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