Tell us about yourself and your music
EMERGING ARTIST: Seven Strait – Debut Album “Rise From The Ashes” Release Date – 9/11/2020.
Seven Strait is a rock band out of Canada. With a fresh debut release under their belts they re ready to unleash the monster that has been building. Given the times we are living in the up and coming rock group cannot tour to support the release, but you can bet to hear some more new music in the near future as they head directly back into the studio to make the most out of the pandemic.
“Due to the circumstances regarding the pandemic, we can’t get out and tour. Which is unfortunate, not just for us but almost every other band out there. We plan on writing and recording as much as we can during these times so when we can get out and rock with everyone again we will have a ton of new music to bring to the live shows.” Dustin Penny – Seven Strait
Talk to us more about your latest release
Rise From The Ashes – Seven Strait’s debut album. This album serves up a fresh take on modern rock. Big hooks, heartfelt lyrics, and an infectious sense of positive enthusiasm.
These songs came from the heart and are written for our fans to connect with on different levels. We worked hard on this record and we are extremely excited to finally release it to the fans.” Seven Strait
What inspired you to write this release?
These songs are pieces we have put together over the last few years, each song has come from a different place or inspiration either physically or mentally. We try to write catchy songs that get the listener moving or feeling something. I guess probably what fuels the fire the most is the fans, there is nothing more rewarding than opening up your inbox to messages from fans, its a very cool feeling to know you have that kind of support. HUGE SHOUT OUT to everyone who supports what we do!
Describe the writing and recording process
We recorded this album in Toronto at New Vintage Studio. We had a ton of fun out there and made some good memories. |It was pretty inspiring to be there, we got to work with some pretty influential people within the music industry. We actually put together a little rockumentary with some behind the scenes footage of when we were out recording this record which you can find on YouTube or any of our socials.
Any plans to release a video?
Any plans to hit the road?
No plans to tour until they have lifted some restrictions due to the pandemic. Our Plan now is to write and record as much as we can so we have an arsenal of brand new music for when the time comes to load up the bus and hit the road……….BTW……..WE CAN’T WAIT FOR THAT!!!!!!!!
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
Our styles come together really nicely, we feel we have taken an old school vibe and added a modern twist to it. We call it #NewAgedRock
We tried to bring the 80’s vibe of big hooks and big harmonies and add the modern feel with the edgy lead vocal and big crunchy guitars.
Who have you been listening to lately?
hmm, I mean honestly our playlists are on constantly changing from metal to rock to hip hop, to even blues and jazz sometimes. but I guess if I had to pick a few artists I would say bands like Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Foo Fighters, more of the hard rock/metal sound as we are gearing up to write a bit heavier for the newer music. We still want to maintain a mainstream hard rock feel but we are shifting gears just a bit for the newer stuff, we are already excited and working on this new sound.
Who are your biggest influences?
soo many to list haha as a collective unit we try to bring the out the best for each song individually and that really all depends on the song and the vision we have for it.
Tell us about your passions
We love connecting with new people and new fans, obviously, we love making music, but when we can connect with someone through our music that’s what really drives us to do what we do.
What else is happening next in your world?
writing, writing, writing, recording, recording, recording hahaha that’s our plan right now, you never know what might get thrown our way and we are ready to take advantage of whatever does.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Seven Strait
Connect with Seven Strait
Website: https://sevenstrait.ca/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewAgedRock/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sevenstrait/Twitter: https://twitter.com/sevenstraitYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtL6xxZlJ9fsGw3OWS2IhoA