Vents Magazine — April 24, 2023
Hi Rene, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Hello to you, too! I’ve been very well, thank you. I appreciate the opportunity to talk with you today.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Never Gone?” Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
There wasn’t any particular event, but the sentiment is about the loss of people close to us. It’s about the people that we’ll never see again because they aren’t with us anymore, but it’s also about the important people in our lives that we don’t get to see as much as we’d like to. People move to follow a dream, go away to school or whatever, and too often valued relationships become sterile text message interactions.
The new album is titled Silent Street, which comes from another one of the songs on the release. Can you tell about that title and how it came about?
A close-knit group of friends and I have met for dinner once a month for going on about a decade now. One of the members in our band-of-misfits is a talented photographer who took the album photo. The photo just struck me as an artsy depiction of inevitable decay and conjured up for me a mental picture of silent, empty streets with no rolling wheels. “Silent Street” came out of that.