PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF FOR US WHO ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH YOU AND YOUR MUSIC AND TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.
We are the french band Cloudfalls, we are doing powerful alternative rock / hardrock music for 4 years now. We have released already 2 albums, that you can listen pretty much anywhere and a bunch of video clips on our youtube channel.
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR NEW ALBUM OR SINGLE?
Our new upcoming album will be released end of 2020, it is composed of very different tracks from each other. We try every track to have their own personality, which is quite complicated when you also still want to sound like Cloudfalls, not like 10 different bands. But it works pretty well.
WHAT INSPIRED THE ALBUM OR SINGLE? The album is inspired by life itself, by “the moment”. I never force inspiration, I let it come to me and take me to my guitar, so I can create something nice and cool! I never know when it happens, suddenly it’s the right time, I take my guitar and compose something. It’s not always good. But it works for us.
CAN YOU SUM UP THE ALBUM IN A FEW WORDS?
Alternative hardrock with cool and powerful grooves.
WHAT RECORD CHANGED YOUR LIFE AND WHY?
So hard questions, so many changed my life. If you don’t mind I’ll pick 2 because they were at the same time what changed the most my musician life: Children of Bodom : Follow the reaper Iced Earth : Live in Athens Why, because I learnt guitar by playing songs from these 2 albums and I played them over and over during 2 years, it was hell and difficult as I was completely a beginner at guitar back then. But it helps me get a very strong right hand. It gives me the will to play 6 hours of guitars per day …
DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE MUSIC VIDEO FILMED BY YOUR BAND OR ANOTHER ARTIST?
So many again, from Cloudfalls it would be: Angel Don’t fight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MuR42XELSY As we created an animated style graphic design for that video. And lets say: Halestorm, I Miss the Misery : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpJAmlnBxoA
Cause she is awesome and sexy.
WHAT WOULD WE FIND YOU DOING WHEN YOU'RE NOT MAKING MUSIC?
Work of course, I’m an object and a graphic designer. Read comic books from DC comics. Watch series on Netflix, Amazon, disney+ :) Just finished “upload” from Amazon and started “Snowpiercer” on Netflix.
DO YOU GET NERVOUS PERFORMING LIVE, IF SO HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?
I have this chance that I am at my right place on stage, and it’s where I feel the best ever. I got no stress about nothing, I have fun with the audience and pleasure. A smile from side to side of my face. There is nothing more exciting.
HOW DID YOU FORM THE BAND?
I started to make some songs and I hired some guys from a musician website here in France. Very simple. Nothing special about it, except that I was lucky enough to meet the good guys !!
HOW DO YOU WRITE? - DO YOU HAVE A KEY SONGWRITER OR DO YOU ALL WORK TOGETHER?
I, Theo, Lead singer/rhythm guitar, write 99% of the music and the lyrics. We then modify it together.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
As I said in the album question, Nothing in particular, or everything as you want. It’s more about the present and mood while I’m writing. Some old memories with some people can help sometimes.
WHAT IS NEXT?
New album coming, then another one as an Epic version, with strings, war drums and brass ! So cool.
PLEASE TELL US ANY SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS SO WE CAN SHARE. Thanks for the interview. these linktree will have everything you need : Https://linktr.ee/cloudfalls