Today’s Featured Artist – INTERVIEW – Void Collapse

Tell Us about:

Your latest single you have released:

Glass Furnace is the second single off our newest album Gwenda. I wrote this song halfway through the album. It was supposed to feature my former roommate from art school Joe Mack, but we couldn’t make it happen. It ended up coming out really well regardless, so I wanted to use it as one of the singles.

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

Cross Eyed Dove was our first single off Gwenda. It was sort of the song that encompasses the whole album. That’s why I chose it to lead it off. It felt great getting it out there, cause seeing everything finally done and coming together the way you want is always a good feeling.

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

Probably Cross Eyed Dove. It was the first song I recorded for Gwenda, and I had everything ready to record, and ready to go for the new album. The song came out exactly the way it was in my head, and probably the first time in recording I was able to control my vision and steer it to make what I wanted. It still a process, but it’s getting easier. Sometimes the ideas aren’t there, or sometimes you rush, but working things out is what it’s about.

Your favourite song to play live:

We aren’t a live band unfortunately. Shane lives in Texas, and I live in Michigan. We both have jobs that we work full time at, and I have a family, so it just doesn’t have a way of happening. 

Your most emotional track:

Probably The Queen of Wands off Gwenda. It’s the instrumental, but it’s a break from all of the death metal.

The best lyric you have ever written:

The Glass Furnace lyrics are my favorite. The song is about everything in life, stress, etc. tempering you into a more solid version of yourself.

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

I’ve never been onstage actually. Stage fright is probably another reason I’ve never been into performing. I’ve just always been into the side of making music, and not into performance.

The hardest track to play live:

That’s yet another reason I never want to play out. Just messing up a part would stop me in my tracks. Not that our music is impossible by any means. I just don’t have the time or focus. My anxiety is rampant.

Essential items you always take on tour with you?

If I did tour, it would be a lot of sci fi/fantasy/Steven King books

Describe your fans in three words:

The best ever

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

The One I Want Will Come To Me by F**ked Up

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

We have a split single with Before the Storm We Flourished coming up soon, and a Guns N’ Roses coming up as well. I’m working on the next album for early next year, so check us out!

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