Artist Interview: I, The Current
Tell us about yourself and your music
I’m the singer of I, The Current, an experimental metalcore band from Belgium. Our music is obviously influenced by a load of bands. That melting pot created a variated sound that doesn’t really fit in one category and that’s how I like it.
Talk to us more about your latest release
Our latest release is the first single off our upcoming record “Reversal”. The single is called “Dead” and is a perfect introduction to our updated sound and to the story we’re telling on our new record.
What inspired you to write this release?
This song in particular was written about my father’s choice to leave our family. Not an easy subject and it comes paired with a lot of rage. But, it really helped me to sort some of the issues I had with the entire ordeal.
Any plans to release a video?
Yes! We’re planning multiple music videos for the new album.
Any plans to hit the road?
Once the album is released, we’ll be announcing new shows. We definitely want to show the world what we created on stage!
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
Our brand is very much focused on the music and music videos we create and put out. We love anyone that listens to our music and always respond as personal as we can, and I do believe that should be an integral part of a band.
Who have you been listening to lately?
Anything but metal really! The new Tycho and Deadmau5 records are on repeat, as well as various hiphop records. The one that stands out is Jay Rock’s latest, 90059.
Tell us about your passions
I’m involved in various tech projects. It’s been fun programming and thinking of new features really. Trying to launch a startup in the music industry will be a very challenging experience.
What else is happening next in your world?
Releasing Reversal is top priority for the band, we have a lot planned for it. For me personally, 2017 is the year I graduate and get to launch a startup. A lot of fun stuff is happening!
Thanks for an awesome interview, Jeroen!