Review Fix chats with Coldwards Paul Crosby, who discusses the difference between this band and his time with Saliva- and so much more.
Review Fix: We enjoyed your first single “Say Something” and were curious how this came about working with your two sons to form the band ColdWards?
Paul Crosby: It started during the Covid lockdown in early 2020. I sent my son Sean (Guitars/Vocals) a song I was working on for him to sing a hook on it and it came out pretty cool, so we decided to just write some songs together for the fun of it and had my other son Zac (Vocals/Electronics) sing on some of those and it kinda morphed from there. Once we had 3 or 4 songs completed, we decided to make a record and just release it and see what happens. We singed a deal with Wake Up Music Rocks and have already shot 2 videos and released our first single!!
Review Fix: You have a long history with Saliva, how did you first get involved in music?
Crosby: I first got into music when I was around 10 or 11 years old, my adopted brother was a drummer and he was always playing air drums, and I really looked up to him, so from that moment on I wanted to play drums.
At first, I was into hip-hop, and R&B I wasn’t really a rock ‘n’ roll fan in my younger years. Once I hit about 12 or 13 and started skateboarding, somebody played Metallica, Master of puppets and I was hooked from that moment on.
Review Fix: What will be the difference in sound from Saliva vs ColdWards? Are your bandmates in Saliva supportive of the new band?
Crosby: The main difference in sound comes from the fact that Sean and Zac do most of the writing. So, the ideas come from a completely different place than saliva ideas would come from.
My bandmates in Saliva know that they will come first and foremost over any other projects I ever do. And they are in full support of this project I am doing with my sons.
Review Fix: So far you have released the first single from your debut album. Will you release more singles prior to the release of Bloodwork due out in 2022?
Crosby: We are planning on releasing at least one or two more singles and then releasing the full 10 song album which is titled bloodwork.
Review Fix: What is the song writing process for ColdWards?
Crosby: The song writing process works in a variety of ways with this band. Sometimes Sean will send a guitar riff to Zack and Zack will start riding a hook over it and it’ll go from there. But sometimes Zac will just sing a hook on a voice memo and send that to Shaun and Sean will ride guitars around that. There are a handful of songs that I wrote or at least started off as my ideas as well in that kind of works the same way. I would just send a guitar idea or a rough vocal idea to Shawn and he would take it from there and then Zach will get involved.
Review Fix: How do you want your music to affect people? What will make you stand out from other new bands?
Crosby: My goal with this band first and foremost was to write a record with my sons and release it to the world with no other expectations or assumptions. However, I would love for our music to impact people positively and have it widely received. But at the end of the day our goal has already been accomplished just by releasing the music together.
I think what makes us stand out from other new bands is the fact that we intentionally try to not sound like anyone else and if it comes out that way then it’s just the way it was meant to be. We just write what comes out at that moment and go with it.
Review Fix: What are your goals for 2022?
Crosby: Our goals for 2022 are to hopefully be able to go out and do some shows together to support this record. And potentially do some tours with Saliva so I can pull double duty with both bands. I think that would be fun.
Review Fix: Anything else you’d like to add?
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