Interview with Like Before
Hello Like Before! Thank you for speaking with me today!
Tell us about your latest release!
-Our last release was an EP called “Can’t Break the Oath”. It has 3 songs, “Game You Play”, “Time”, and “Solitude”. We released it in October 2021, and there are currently videos for Time and Game You Play on YouTube. We feel like they are three very different rock songs but they all work together well to make up an EP. You can find it streaming wherever you listen to music!
What was the creative process for it?
-We brought these songs together and worked them up quite awhile before we recorded them. Our creative process tends to look something like one of us bringing a progression or set of lyrics to the group. From there we each add ideas and our own sounds to it. And ultimately we get a product that started with something one person had a vision for and ended with something that has characteristics of each of us.
Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
-We are a band that has a lot of different inspirations that vary for each of us. Bands like Led Zeppelin or The Beatles to the Foo Fighter’s and Shinedown. We would probably say that 90’s and 00’s rock are probably the eras that had the most impact on us as a whole. Grunge/Post Grunge, pop punk, and 00’s alt rock are all huge inspirations for us as musicians.
Who would be a dream collaboration for you?
-It’s hard to narrow down to just one answer, but any of the bands or artists mentioned in our inspirations would be really cool. Guys like Dave Grohl have had such a huge impact on each of us, that would be a dream person to work with.
Do you have a piece of advice you carry with you that you like to pass on to other musicians?
-We make sure to always have fun and be appreciative. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the business aspect of a band, we make sure to always remember why we have a band in the first place, and that’s because we love to write and perform music.
Any upcoming projects we should be on the lookout for?
-We are releasing the music video for “Solitude” soon. We don’t have a date locked down just yet, but we are aiming for within the next month. We are also gearing up to head back into the studio in the fall, and hopefully release some new music around the new year!
Please let everyone know where they can keep up with you and your music!
-You can find us on all streaming platforms and YouTube, wherever you listen to music. We are on Facebook as Like Before, Instagram as @likebeforeband, as well as likebeforemusic.com