‘5 Minutes Alone’ with Silent Season and Not the Girl Next Door
Written by Angela Mockbee on April 10, 2020
What if you had ‘5 Minutes Alone’ to spend with a band? What would you ask them? I opted for a no holds barred, honest and open opportunity to take five minutes to dig in deep and get to know the band. No filters, no edits, just real talk in this interview series.
Not the Girl Next Door Show had a chance to do an unadulterated, unedited interview with the band Silent Season to talk with them about their latest single, dirty secrets and a little history on the band.
Tell us a little about the band, where are you from? How did you meet?
We are all from towns right outside of the Boston area. Dave and I were in a band together before we started Silent Season. We met Brendan through MySpace which became the core, and later Abner through craigslist adds.
What kind of music would you describe your sound as? Who are some of your musical influences?
I would say we are Hard Rock. Some of our influences are Breaking Benjamin, Staind, Sevendust, Metallica, and soooo many more.
Let’s talk about the newest single “Blame”. Tell us what the song is about and what inspired the song?
Blame was written about someone putting more effort into a relationship then the other. We like to leave our songs open to interpretation though.
How does the collaboration process work as far as writing/composing music?
Usually it starts with one of us coming up with an idea and then the rest developing it together until it becomes a whole.
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?
Live is always a good way to see people’s reactions to the music. We put a lot into our shows with high Energy, samples, and lighting to make the most of the experience seeing us.
Let’s shake it up a little. Tell us some strange facts about the band, that virtually no one would know.
We once had a Van that we were “advised” to buy for dirt cheap. Didn’t even have a gas pedal. We used it to go out on our first tour with 10 years and 12 foot ninja. It broke down 3 times! First in Tennessee, Second time in Louisiana on A dividing fork on the highway, and last Alabama where died all together. Our lead guitarist at the time bought a Lincoln navigator for us to get back to home. Was crazy!
What do you have planned for the rest of 2020?
Everyone’s lives have kind of been put on hold due to this COVID-19 epidemic. In the meantime we are planning to release more music, socialize with our Fanbase on social media, and hopefully be able to play some shows at the end of this.