Review Fix chats with Crejuvent (Federico Spera) who discusses his creative process and goals for his new EP.
Review Fix: How did this project get started?
Federico Spera: I needed a project where I could have complete creative freedom without having to compromise and this was it. Iâ€™d love to get session players involved and do more live shows and record, but who the hell can afford that?
Review Fix: What’s your creative process like?
Spera: It generally depends on the song, but usually Iâ€™ll sketch out all the guitar parts and get a rough outline of the song. This is where most of the songs come from really, as I get to play around with different ideas and really develop them. Then I lay down the drums, and to me, the drums are incredibly important and essential to a song, so I really try to pay as much attention to detail to it as I can. Then Iâ€™ll write some bass lines, and this is where the songs usually tend to vary â€“ the structure becomes clearer, I add and remove parts, etc. Then Iâ€™ll add vocals, synths, and then fart noises as needed. I usually end up adding stuff as I go along, and since I record, engineer, and mix the songs on my own I can revise them whenever I want, which is great! Iâ€™m very much one of those people who thinks a song isnâ€™t finished unless itâ€™s out there and being sold. Until that point, itâ€™s anybodyâ€™s game.
Review Fix: What’s your standout song? How was it written?
Spera: My favorite songs that Iâ€™ve written tend to be the ones that felt most natural. From my upcoming EP Time, that would probably be the title track. I was playing around with my shitty guitar that I had just finished customizing through my bass pedalboard into my housemateâ€™s amp for shits and giggles, and the main riff just burst out! I remember writing all of the riffs for that song in that evening, it was the most inspired I ever felt and my only wish is that I could recreate that moment of inspiration at will. And, of course, $1000000000 and a boatload of women, those are also things I wish for.
Review Fix: What are your goals for 2017?
Spera: Dunno, probably drinkÂ an unhealthy amount of beer and rum, get laid here and there, the usual. Iâ€™d like to book more live shows, even if itâ€™s just me playing to backing tracks, cus those are fun as shit! Since this is my first release on my own, I want to make sure it goes well, so Iâ€™m trying as much PR stuff as I can, releasing lyric videos, generally doing stuff that I havenâ€™t done before! Iâ€™m working with some people on getting some new gear, so Iâ€™d love to showcase it with this project somehow. Overall, my plans are to drink beer and do a bunch of nerdy music stuff.
Review Fix: How do you want your music to affect people?
Review Fix: What’s next?
Spera: The debut EP Time is coming out on the 1st of July, so EVERYBODY GET YOUR STUBBY LITTLE FINGERS ON IT! Itâ€™ll be available on all the hip new streaming services, and if that donâ€™t tickle your fancy then you can get shiny new CDâ€™s as well! A lyric video will be out for the title track too, along with some nifty little extras here and there. Itâ€™s gonna be great.