Q & A: GLASS FORTRESS

The band talk about their new track and...purple monkey dishwasher




PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF FOR US WHO ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH YOU AND YOUR MUSIC AND TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.


Jose: I’m Jose. I am Co-founder, co-writer, serve as lead vocal in some of our songs. We want to share our music with the world in the hope that they enjoy it. We hope that it might touch someone in a profound way or encourage them to keep on going despite the challenges they may face.


Louie: I’m Louie. I am Co-founder, co-writer, I play lead guitar & bass guitar. I’ve always been into music. I’m hoping to accomplish having music being my life and having people hearing my/our music.


TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR NEW ALBUM OR SINGLE?


Our next upcoming single will be released February 16th of 2021 which is entitled: “First Love”


We recorded this back in ……um 2018? Yeah, somewhere around there


WHAT INSPIRED THE ALBUM OR SINGLE?


Louie: I was bored in class. I think it was a humanities class


Jose: Hahahaha, First Love was from a riff and quite a number of song lyrics that Louie had written. I added in a line or two and after working on it in one of our practice sessions it was complete.


CAN YOU SUM UP THE ALBUM IN A FEW WORDS?


Louie: Purple monkey dishwasher


Jose: That, that says it all man…..


WHAT RECORD CHANGED YOUR LIFE AND WHY?


Louie: Lots of records changed different periods of my life. A couple I can remember are Nirvana's Nevermind, (japanese punk band) Hi-Standard's version of "California Dreamin", Deep Purple's "Burn", Son House "Grinnin in Your Face", Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac live (especially the songs "oh well" and "Green Manalishi") Pink Floyd's song "See Emily Play" too


Jose: I remember mostly Styx (Kilroy was Here) and Michael Jackson’s (Off The Wall), those two albums really stuck with me since, I could see that any possibility that you could think of, could become reality.


DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE MUSIC VIDEO FILMED BY YOUR BAND OR ANOTHER ARTIST?


Louie: When I was a little kid, the videos for "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister, and "You Might Think I’m Crazy" by the Cars, they really stood out for the 6-yr old me. "Land of Confusion" by Genesis has to be up there


Jose: Maybe it’s the movie director in me, but I really loved the cinematic look of Metallica playing on that swinging platform in Memory Remains. I can’t imagine how many cameras had to be used to get that look to come out the way it did.


WHAT WOULD WE FIND YOU DOING WHEN YOU'RE NOT MAKING MUSIC?


Louie: Arm-wrestling the loch ness monster, taking group photos with Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Chupacabra. You know, the usual.


Jose: All while eating a cheese and bean burrito! I will try to take less blurry photos next time


DO YOU GET NERVOUS PERFORMING LIVE, IF SO HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?


Louie: I haven't played live too much in the last few years, but I never really got over the nervousness when I used to play regularly.


HOW DID YOU FORM THE BAND?


Louie: Jose came to me with a song idea that I really liked, and then we kinda went from there.


Jose: Yeah, once those ideas started flowing it just had to keep on going, keep on going. That faucet hasn’t stopped flowing since.


HOW DO YOU WRITE? - DO YOU HAVE A KEY SONGWRITER, OR DO YOU ALL WORK TOGETHER?


Louie: We more or less worked together, apart. Like, Jose would write lyrics, and I’d come up with music for them, and whatever adjustments we needed to make, we were receptive to. Taking the ego out of the equation for the sake of the song is key.


WHAT INSPIRES YOU?


Louie: Anything. I don’t have any specific muse. I am really interested in the human mind, and comedy.


Jose: I agree, anything can inspire you whether it’s a past experience or nature.


WHAT IS NEXT?


We'd all like to know, now wouldn't we?


PLEASE TELL US ANY SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS SO WE CAN SHARE.


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassfortressband/


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlassFortressBand/


Youtube:


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlw16OVp6nKDoQLdWqGyfQ


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6DJOVrlwga2JsaGs7MduRw


Just in case, here is the list of places you can find our music:


Spotify Band page:


https://open.spotify.com/artist/7cLkO7pHWTfZI9OuA5g1lf


Beautiful Sky Album:


https://open.spotify.com/album/2bmIpfvgbOIyWOuDOjK0BY


American Love Vol. 1:


https://open.spotify.com/album/1SYq6SA0uIimo1LupfeCbH


Apple Music & iTunes:


https://music.apple.com/us/artist/glass-fortress-band/1511232870


Amazon Music:


https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Glass+Fortress+Band&i=digital-music&search-type=ss&ref=ntt_srch_drd_B087Z75XW7


iHeartradio: https://www.iheart.com/artist/glass-fortress-band-34421680/


Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/93357422


Napster: https://us.napster.com/artist/glass-fortress-band


Soudcloud: https://soundcloud.com/glassfortressband

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