Today’s Featured Artist – INTERVIEW – Die Tired

Tell Us about:

Your latest single you have released:

Abandon all responsibility and break free as Die Tired bursts on to the alt-rock scene with their single and video PLAY! Combining anthemic instrumentals with emotional melodies, one cannot help but get wrapped up in the energy and imagery of PLAY.  From infectious grooves to dirty bass lines and memorable hooks, this is the high quality alt-rock you want to crank up with the windows down in the car or over a couple of beers with your best friends at the local watering hole.

Lead guitarist and vocalist Matt DeAngelis explains that Play is about “leaving the things that drag you down behind and pursuing what you love.  Taking the people you care about the most with you and leaning into the innocence and beauty that can be found in everyday life.  This song is about having fun and being free…go fall in love, skydive, travel the world; as long as it’s pure and it’s what you need.”

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

Our first single was “New Reality” off our debut Self-Titled EP.  We were super excited when we put this out as it’s our first recording and the first time we put ourselves out to the world.  The song has evolved over time from this initial recording session and has become a fan favorite when we play live.

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

I dig the song Give In as one of our “deep cut” releases.  This is a moody, complex, slow burn of a tune that ends with a big anthem style chorus.  The chorus vocals and lyrics are also pretty cool and add to the mysterious vibe of the song.

Your favourite song to play live:

One of our new and unreleased songs, “Slow Down,” has quickly become my favorite to play live.  It’s a serious rocker of a song with awesome grooves.  When we play it live we also open up the bridge part and expand the guitar solo section out into an all-out jam.  We are about to hit the studio again and I can’t wait to work on this one and then share it out with the world.  

Your most emotional track:

“A Door From Me To You” This space rock ballad talks about dealing with loss and grieving.  It also contemplates what the afterlife is and, if there is life after death, what paths we may take and if it’s possible to find and reconnect with your loved ones in the afterlife. Inspired by Richard Matheson’s “What Dreams May Come” novel.

The best lyric you have ever written:

From our latest single, Play:  

Over mountains we will go climb

Walked through valleys kissed with sun

Reaching out to grab your hand we find that

You and me, our live is pure and fine

It’s oh so fine…

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

Absolute excitement and joy.  This is what I live for and the experience of sharing our music on stage is unlike anything else.

The hardest track to play live:

This has to be our new song, Slow Down.  It’s our most challenging song from a technical standpoint and it also stretches my vocal range.  It’s intense and we need to be precise in order to get the full power of the song across.

Essential items you always take on tour with you?

A good pair of headphones, a few good books to read, comfortable clothes for the long rides and hotel rooms, and some travel workout equipment so we can stay in shape.

Describe your fans in three words:

Loyal.  Passionate.  Dedicated.

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

“Would?” by Alice in Chains

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

We are hitting the studio to record our new material.  We will have a new release early 2023, which will coincide with a music video, new artwork, new merch pieces, and a bunch of shows.  Spring into summer will see us jumping on a few festivals as well.  

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