I had the pleasure of sitting down with the guys in Weight of the Tide to discuss their album and the band’s past, present and future:
1. What inspired the name of the band, what are your influences?
I wish I could say there’s a deep meaning to it. In reality it just came to me one day, as cliche as that sounds. I like the ambiguous nature of it and hope people can draw their own conclusions.
We have a wide array of influences. All brands of metal, rock, some jazz…we all listen to just about anything and each member bring their own spice to the table.
2. You’ve all been in various bands over the years, how has that shaped how you work with one another and how you approach live and studio performances?
I guess we all know what we want and how to achieve that. It’s not our first rodeo ya know? We have a great chemistry and work together to build the best songs that we can. Playing live we just do our thing and let the music do the talking for the most part. For the studio we try to be as prepared and rehearsed as possible then follow whatever ideas the environment presents to us.
3. Where do you get inspiration for lyrics?
Speaking for myself, I tend to write for the mood of the song. I don’t have any agenda or message to the words I write. It’s more of a mood. Jes and I didn’t consult each other much when writing our individual parts for the album, but we seemed to be on a similar wave length. So that worked out pretty well.
4. What is the song For All Tomorrows about?
I think it’s about time, age, mortality and acceptance of the inevitable. Not in a depressing way just a matter of fact way. Enjoy every moment because they’re not guaranteed.
5. What plans do you have for the future?
Right now we’re very excited to have the album out and seeing people’s reaction to it. We’re working on some things, show-wise, for 2018 and are in the early stage of writing new songs now. We won’t be slowing down that’s for sure.