Today’s Featured Artist – INTERVIEW – Rozu

Tell Us about:

Your latest single you have released:

The latest single we released was our single GRIT. We are kind of in this transitional phase as a band from our earlier writing and recording sessions into newer recordings, every single up until GRIT were all recorded in 2017/2018 so this single really is a preview of the growth and maturity we have together as a band. It’s a super fun bouncy riff that almost acts like a hook and is really just a fun ass song to play live. 

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

Tim: OOF how the times have changed (laughs). Our debut and first single technically was a song called Dissolve, but it also wasn’t meant to be a Rozu song. That song was written by myself and our producer Tyler Ruehl in a period where there was no band and I just wanted to write a heavy song and hang out with my friend. When we formed Rozu with the other members everyone kind of wanted to use it as the debut track and shows where I was as a vocalist in 2016, my favorite part about that song is we released it on day 2 of our EP recording sessions. In my mind our first “Rozu” single was Faceless and I think it shows. 

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

GRIT was one of those songs on the chopping block for our debut full length and I think after its release and how much we enjoy playing it that it might have found a home on that album. 

Your favourite song to play live:

For sure a toss up between Vessels and GRIT, those songs are just so fun, bouncy, and have this ability to get the crowd’s head bobbing without them even thinking about it. Super fun angry songs that we always seem to go extra hard for.

Your most emotional track:

Easily Rue, our feature from Scott Barnes just took that song to a whole other level of emotion with his voice. It was already a heavy song for me, closing the chapter of a relationship that drove my lyrical content from previous projects and is always a little emotional when we play it live. The emotion of the track was also a main reason why we did the lofi super emotional re-imagined version of it.

The best lyric you have ever written:

“It’s like the warmth of your finger tips, faint but the memories keep me alive” No rhyme or reason that lyric just always pops into my head. 

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

It’s an amazing feeling and the reason most musicians do this shit. When we get to perform it is literally the reward of all the hard work bands do behind the scenes, this is a 60 hour a week job on top of our 40 hour a week job to pay our bills and is the only time in my life where I feel no worries, no anxiety, and just get to let loose in a very therapeutic fashion.

The hardest track to play live:

Easily Faceless, it’s so fast and I wrote so many damn words so I seldom get breaths during that song. Also just the attack of my pitch is just exhausting in a way and is just a fast technical song all around.

Essential items you always take on tour with you?

Deodorants, toothbrush/paste, and all the underwear you can fit. Sometimes you might be wearing the same thing you wore yesterday and having a clean pair of drawers somehow always makes it better. 

Describe your fans in three words:

100% Absolutely AMAZING! We seriously love you all for the support.

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

Anything Underoath has ever written because they are the absolute GOATs in our genre.

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

Expect some album talks and promotions sooner than later!

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