With their latest cover of “Starboy” now available on their Facebook and website, we sat down with the guys from Alorion and discussed their latest album.
What inspired this EP?
This EP was inspired lyrically, by a few different life experiences. A lot of it has to do with love as I’m sure you can tell. Musically we were reaching for something that was “different” just by not setting any limits on ourselves.
Where did the name of the EP come from?
Austin had come up with the EP’s title and not only did it sum up the music properly, but with this EP, there were many behind the scenes moments that were both chaotic and joyful in terms of creating the EP.
How long did this CD take to make from start to finish, recording-wise?
This was the “chaotic” part of the process. We originally went to Orlando Florida to record the EP with Tom Denny (ex. A Day To Remember) in Nov. 2014 but the EP was not finished by him. We then tried a few studios but were not pleased with the results. Finally, we found Eric Mata who has now become a huge part of our sound and he helped us finish the record and release it in the Summer of 2015.
What kind of ‘sound’ did you have in the back of your mind, prior to entering the studio?
Production wise, we wanted something theatrical. Something that would help the music seem like a movie was playing in your head as you listened to the songs. Our producer Eric was a big help in us achieving that.
What is one of your favorite tracks on the new EP? and why?
“Before I Fade” is one that means a lot to us, it’s the first song we worked on as a band together and it’s just one of those songs where we gave our absolute everything lyrically and musically. We play it last in our set, it’s also a crowd favorite.
Who are your influences and heroes? (music-wise)
Collectively, bands we really enjoy are:
Linkin Park, Metallica, The Strokes, The 1975, Slipknot, Pvris, Never Shout Never, The Devil Wears Prada, Crown the Empire, there’s so much we can say…These are all bands that inspire us or made us want to become a musician.
Check out more information about the band and more of their music at www.alorion.com