Review Fix chats with Crow Country Outlaw’s Sebastian, who discusses the band’s origin, goals and creative process.
Review Fix: How did the band get together?
Sebastian: We got together after I had moved back to our hometown back in 2013 and he wanted to start a band. I rounded up my brother and bass-player, Mattias, and drummer, Adam, and not too long after also got Poods onboard.
Review Fix: What’s your creative process like?
Sebastian: It differs with every project. Sometimes we just go into the rehearsal and mess around with a couple of riffs or beats and suddenly we have a song. Other times we work individually and come into the rehearsal with a pretty much-finished song.
Review Fix: What’s your standout song? How was it written?
Sebastian: That would either be Bag O’ Bones or In My Time Of Dyin’.
Bag O’ Bones was the first thing I wrote for Crow Country Outlaw and was the defining song for the bands sound at the start. It was written from fragments of three separate demos which he had tried to finish for six moths. After many excruciating attempts to finish the demos he started to play all three parts together as one song and Bag O’ Bones was written there and then.
In My Time Of Dyin’ is one of the songs that was born in the rehearsal. It started with the intro-riff and evolved after that into the song you can hear on our first album. What makes it even more special is the fact that everyone’s input is equal in this song. All four of us showed true talent and experience in the creation of that song.
Review Fix: What are your goals for 2017?
Sebastian: To make this year our most productive ever. The new record, new videos, new approach, and collaborations are on the long list of things that will happen during the year.
Review Fix: How do you want your music to affect people?
Sebastian: We want our music to affect our listeners in the way it was meant to affect them; in a healthy and enticing way. We tell stories, some from personal experiences and others from a larger point of view, and we want people to see them as mere messages through time and after that, it is up to them to do their own interpretation.
Review Fix: What’s next?
Sebastian: Next up are plans for our second album which we will be starting to record sometime during this year. We have a tour abroad planned after the summer and some minor shows getting booked here in Sweden. We are also working on new videos and other forms of media-networking to make it easier for our fans to take part in our journey.
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