Enter into a fully immersive and emotionally transportive sonic experience with Insane Blue
Tell us about yourself and your music
Insane Blue is a band that had is debut in the late ’90s, we started as a garage band only focused on originals. Back then it was not easy to promote music and life made that the band ended at the beginning of the century.
Now more mature and with all the opportunities that the internet offers me (Philippe) and Paul (my cousin), we decided to revamp Insane Blue. I sing, and Paul is the big creative guy playing guitar and we are inviting musicians with different backgrounds (Argentina, US, Portugal, France, Brazil, for instance) to play with us. So that’s the base of the project. Now we released our first single called Haze ( a state of mental confusion) trying to submerge two very different musical worlds that I and Paul have.
The next single, Time, to be released still in July, is much darker and nostalgic… entering a bit into my influences but I think it will be a good surprise to our listeners. The goal is to release an album early next year.
Talk to us more about your latest release
Haze is the kick-off of the project, warm guitar tones support haunting vocal melodies with clarity and ease as we intend to develop the sound into emotionally engaging music, rocking back and forth between disorienting highs and brooding lows in an effective effort to captivate the audience. Fans of emotionally dense Post-Rock with a sublime balance of clean guitar and spiraling distortion will find Haze to be perfect.
I have to say after 3 days and being a first single we could not expect a better result. The video became viral and we’re rocking high on Spotify. That shows how the music industry is changing.
What inspired you to write this release?
Nostalgia to enter a studio, year away from Music, and maturity to know that now we can produce something with high standards.
But I won’t develop much what was behind the music, music should be felt as each one feels it and interpret it.
Describe the writing and recording process
Took us a few months to build. Confinement didn’t help. We engaged with good professionals in the industry, for instance, our mixer worked with Arcade Fire, and for the time we are bringing a professional that worked with Radiohead and muse. That’s a big privileged compared with the ’90s… the easiness we can choose with whom to work, the easiness to distribute and the easiness to promote.
Any plans to release a video?
Any plans to hit the road?
We remain fully ‘confined’ to studio work till the album is out.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
I doubt you will find something like this elsewhere. The way that several backgrounds mix in a short of depressing, dark pop-rock is just amazing. You can find some influences but you won’t find anything that sounds like. Either you like it or you hate it.
Who are your biggest influences?
Answering for myself, without any doubts R.E.M, Radiohead, U2, The National, Travis, Buckley.
But if you would ask Paul… then you would have a different answer, probably Deftones, bowie, Ozzy, Slayer… See, two different worlds. Now join that to other artists from countries with totally different references…
Thanks for an awesome interview, Insane Blue
Connect with Insane Blue
- Profile: https://www.artistpr.com/members/insaneblue
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/insaneblue/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/i_n_s_a_n_e_blue/
- Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4b30uips3inWSEoPPQEtap
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtSEzwSYwvyjDC7lYOKKBTQ/videos?view_as=public