Interview with Visitant
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
I think we all have been into music since an early age. We all gravitated to it for many reasons. The joy of it, the self-expression, and the creativity involved. Hard to say what we would be doing without music, who knows. Maybe we would have been doctors or lawyers.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
We all have things we do outside of music. Photography, Videography, etc. I think it definitely has an influence on us. I’m sure in a way it aids in our creativity.
How long has your band been around?
We came to life in early 2022. We’re just getting started.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
The band’s home base is technically Nashville, Tennessee. However, we have members in Florida, Massachusetts, and California. I think we were all influenced by our different environments. Especially when we were growing up.
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
Chelsea, our vocalist, came up with the name. She was experiencing a tumultuous time in her life. The name was inspired by the horror show, Haunting of Hill House.
Tell me about your most memorable shows.
We haven’t hit the stage just yet. We’re planning our live debut this year. We’re very much looking forward to it.
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
There are so many venues we would love to play at. Saint Vitus in New York. Come and Take It live in Austin, Texas. We’d basically be happy to perform anywhere.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
There are so many bands we’d love to play with. Opeth, Ihsahn, Gojira, Dimmu Borgir, Mayhem, Inferi, The Black Dahlia Murder etc. We could have this list go on forever.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
I’d give the same advice to younger me, and someone who is just starting out. Work hard on your craft, stay consistent, believe in what you do, and practice with a metronome.
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
It would be to believe in yourself and work hard as hell. Never give up, and keep your eyes forward.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
They all have a special place. We feel each one serves a different emotion or mood. We hope people can take something with them from each piece of music.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
Oh, that’s a tough one! I guess we’re going to have to play live before we can answer that one.
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
We all have a part in the creation of these songs. Matt and Taylor usually start with guitar, and then everything else follows suit. It’s a natural process for us. We’re influenced by our everyday lives, as well as a plethora of artists and musical styles.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
We want people to know it’s okay to express yourself. It’s okay to have negative feelings, and that it’s okay to release them through your art, whatever medium it may be.
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
So far we have been very lucky in that regard. We mostly agree with one another. We have a nice workflow for sure.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
We have many plans for the future. We’re releasing our debut EP this year as well as our live debut. We’re very excited about what’s coming next.
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