Today’s Featured Artist – INTERVIEW – The Halo Trees

Tell us about:

Your latest single you have released:

It’s called “Birdsong” and is the fourth single from our current album “Summergloom”, which was released in early October. Anyone who likes gloomy indie rock in the tradition of The National, Nick Cave or David Bowie should check it out,

Your first single and how you felt when it was released:

That was the title song of our first EP, “Time And Tide Wait For No Man”. I remember that it was very exciting for me because it was the first step in public after a production and sound finding process lasting several years. I had high expectations at the time, but the response was initially very low. As I know today, this is more the norm than the exception at the present time. But we’re still playing the song.

Your favourite song that you have created that is an album track:

A question that is often asked, but which I cannot answer. Every track is my baby and I put so much time into each one that I would call them all my favorite tracks. The personal favorites also vary from time to time during a production phase.

Your favourite song to play live:

The more energetic, faster tracks like Secret Hideaway, Wanderlust or The Admiral – although we haven’t been able to play all of them live because of the Corona situation.

Your most emotional track:

I wrote a few very emotional and personal tracks for the 3rd album which will be released next year hopefully, but obviously I can’t talk about these yet. From the current album “Summergloom” for example “Dark Clouds Over London” is a very emotional track that covers personal experiences and political questions.

The best lyric you have ever written:

I’ve written hundreds of lyrics in my life so I can’t or would like to single out one of them. Everyone has their individual justification at the time – regardless of what you think about it later. Therefore I limit myself to the current album and mention “Leave No Fear”, which deals with the topic of longing in the broadest sense – a kind of transcendent longing.

Describe the feeling you get when you walk on stage to do a show:

I remember that the musicians in my first band predicted how nervous I would be before the first gig. But I wasn’t. And that hasn’t changed to this day. I’m a rather shy person in private life, but on stage that changes – there I’m in my world.

The hardest track to play live:

Definitely “Algorithm”, another track from “Summergloom”, which is a real challenge in the combination of 7/8 time, complicated chords and the vocals. But if it works, a wonderful song.

Essential items you always take on tour with you?

Instruments, effects devices, merchandise, laptop, headphones, enough clothes and a good book 😉

Describe your fans in three words:

Music lovers, emotional, questioning

A song by another artist or band you wish you had written:

All Radiohead songs

What we can look forward to from your band this year:

We have just released our new album “Summergloom”. Therefore, we hope that our listeners will intensively listen to the record during the rest of the year.

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