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What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
I think we all got into music for different reasons. The main reason for all of us would most likely be that music speaks to the soul and is a language that everyone can understand. Since we are just kind of starting out, I imagine that we'd be doing pretty much what we're doing right now.
What do you like to do when you're not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
Well, Nate runs a clothing brand called Knife Party Threads which is halloween themed. For our horror fans out there, check out his shop at www.kpt228.com. Alex does a little bit of gaming and is working towards streaming.
How long has your band been around?
Alex has been performing under the name NVision for almost four years now. Nate joined on about a year ago and we have been performing as a band since then.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
We are from Biloxi, MS -- hometown of Three Doors Down. I would honestly have to say that where we are from doesn't influence our music very much. We may have a little bit of Southern Rock influence in our sound, but it's not very noticeable.
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you.
NVision was the brainchild of Alex and former manager Lex Muery. It was developed with the thoughts of being able to see a future in music. As in, it may not look like much right now, but you can't see what I envision. And let me say, the present is absolutely beautiful.
Tell me about the best and worst shows you have played.
Honestly, we try to keep things professional. Every show we play is our favorite. They keep getting better every time.
Tell me about your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you haven't already?
I think our favorite venue so far has been Bad Ass Renee's in Tulsa, OK. The owner was incredible, and the crowd was phenomenal. It was also our first real tour experience and to see people we don't know out in the crowd singing our songs -- absolutely unreal. We would love to play just about every venue in existence that we haven't gotten to play yet.
If you could play any show with any lineup who would be on the ticket?
Starset and Bring Me the Horizon. Perhaps throw a little Underoath in there for fun!
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band?
Whatever you do, no matter what you do: Don't give up.
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
(Alex) Soooooooo much. I think the biggest thing I would tell myself much sooner in life would be to not take everything so seriously.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
Honestly for me, (Alex) The End, our next release, means the most. When I wrote that song, I was completely numb every day. I drank myself to sleep every night, and every day I woke up I made a pact with myself that I would stay alive for one more day.
"I don't care about reality, I lost my grip on that -- don't need it anyways."
I was in an extremely toxic situation, and could only hold onto momentary satisfactions and make it to the next day.
Writing this song allowed me to take an emotional breath of fresh air and take a step back from the horror that the last month and a half had been.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
Our favorites to play at this point are She Said and The End. She Said would probably be a more requested song, if not Show Stopper.
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
I, (Alex) have done most of the writing thus far. I tell stories. Sometimes it's the story of a friend. Sometimes it's the story of my own life. But I try to make them more poetic and broad to make them more relatable. Each song may be about a specific event or person, but they are relatable when you break down the emotions.
My favorite song writer is probably Between the Trees. They aren't together anymore, but I was always so fascinated by their songwriting. It was like poetry in motion.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
The biggest prevailing message behind all of our songs is that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Hey, someone else has felt what I'm feeling. And they made it. So maybe I can too?
Our songs are often vastly different in context and emotion. And there is someone out there who has felt that and will relate.
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
We do. Like any family does. Mostly, we take a step back. We all have very loud personalities and those can clash sometimes. So, we take a step back and give some space and we are always able to work it out with a clear head.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that's coming up?
We want to do this for as long as we possibly can. Once things open up more, we want to play festivals and do national tour runs.
Our biggest thing coming up is our new song, The End, out everywhere March 12th. Check out our website, www.nvision228.com to find all of our socials and spotify. Check us out there to stay up to date on its release!