‘5 MINUTES ALONE’ WITH NOT THE GIRL NEXT DOOR SHOW AND Far From Who We Are
Written by Angela Mockbee on September 14, 2020
Addicting listeners worldwide, is what the band Far From Who We Are does best! Recently releasing their new single, “Living A Lie” I had a chance to talk to the band about new music and what is going on the world of Far From Who We Are.
The interview is an unedited, unadulterated synopsis into the world of the band. Check it out! As always, spread the love for music and like, follow, share the killer music!
Tell us a little about the band, where are you from? How did you meet?
We are from Johannesburg, South Africa. I’ve known the bassist my entire life. We met just after I was born. He’s like a brother to me. We met Kyle at a show we played together about two years ago, he played for a band called South Of Nine and when we parted ways with our previous drummer, he was the first person I contacted. Kyle is an extremely talented musician and just an all round great guy.
What kind of music would you describe your sound as? Who are some of your musical influences?
I would say hard rock/alternative metal with some electronic elements. Influences : Muse, Bring Me The Horizon, Sevendust, Nothing More, Good Tiger, Biffy Clyro, Papa Roach, Sick Puppies, to name a few.
Let’s talk about the newest single “Living A Lie”. Tell us what the song is about and what inspired the song?
The song is about investing your heart and soul into something just to find out that it wasn’t meant to be or it didn’t work out the way you pictured it in your head. We wanted to write something softer that was more lyrically driven than riff driven like most our songs.
How does the collaboration process work as far as writing/composing music?
It starts with a riff idea 95% of the time and then from there it progresses into a song with or without lyrics, it all depends. Lyrics normally takes the most time to write. When I’m happy with all the parts and structure I’ll send it to Kyle. He then records his drum parts at his home studio, sends it back to me where I do the final mix and mastering at my studio.
How does it feel when you put all your hard work to the test and perform live? Do you have any crazy performance band/fan stories?
Playing live is the true test. You can get creative and do all kinds of crazy stuff in studio but pulling that off live is a whole different story, especially being a three piece but we love playing live.
We played a show once and everything that could go wrong did, the sound guy had no idea what he was doing, it was a mess. Then this guy got on stage after a couple of songs and proposed to his girlfriend and she said yes. Hopefully that wedding wasn’t anything like the show.
Let’s shake it up a little. Tell us some strange facts about the band, that virtually no one would know.
I wish a could tell you something insane but we are pretty average guys. Our guitarist /singer is terrified of frogs. Don’t know if that counts.
What do you have planned for the rest of 2020?
We are working on new material for an EP and planning a video for our next release which we are very excited about and hopefully playing some shows again soon.