RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW AMERICAN ARTIST KREAJOURS
What made you decide that music is a thing for you?
Music is our heartbeat, the very essence of our existence. The melody of life has always resonated within us, igniting our souls with a profound passion for crafting unique sounds that echo our emotions. The desire to share these sounds with the world and connect with others through our music is what ignited our collective journey.
Introduce us to the members and your musical history.
We are Kreajours, a multi-faceted group of musicians: Campfire (lead vocals, guitar, drums), London Boy (lead vocals, guitar, bass), Seany Soundscapes (synth), and Parentheses (background vocals, guitar, bass). Our musical history spans decades, with each of us weaving a tapestry of melodies since our early days. From classical to punk, our diverse backgrounds fuse into the sonic universe that is Kreajours.
What was life like for you before music?
Before “Transmission,” life was filled with normalcy, like a monochrome canvas yearning for the vibrant hues of sound. While routines prevailed, the spark of Kreajours infused our lives with purpose. We’re here to rock and usher in a new world of lo-fi industrial punk rock, introducing fresh perspectives through our music.
What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?
In a world filled with sonic treasures, Sonic Youth’s “Expressway to Yr Skull”, The Who’s “We Won’t Get Fooled Again”, and Radiohead’s “Reckoner” had us all hooked. These tracks’ intricate compositions and wavy guitar tones stirred the depths of our souls, igniting our creative journey.
Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?
Emerging like cosmic novas, we’re newcomers aiming for the stars with our pent-up musical passion. Our self-produced sound embodies an independent spirit, yet we yearn to expand our horizons, perform live, and enrich the industry with our unique perspective.
What’s the biggest thing you have learned from someone else in the industry?
From the vast sea of advice, the internet once offered a gem: “If you don’t resonate with your own music, neither will others.” This wisdom reminded us that our authenticity is the heart of our resonance.
Tell us Two truths and a lie about you?
Truth: We grew up in the vibrant heart of Chicago.
Truth: Our band name is a fusion of our government names.
Lie: London Boy was actually born in London.
If you could wish for one thing to aid your career what would it be?
We’re yearning for our listeners’ support in sharing our album “Transmission” on Spotify! Countless hours and boundless energy went into its creation, and we’re eager to radiate that energy across the world.
Do you ever worry about people taking things the wrong way or cancel culture? Discuss…
While not our primary focus, it’s a valid concern. Our music emanates from a sincere, human perspective, inviting listeners into several emotional landscapes. While controversy might arise, we embrace open dialogue through our art.
Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories? If no why not?
While not avid conspiracy theorists, the mystery of UFOs/UAPs captivates us. We closely follow recent developments in this realm. Feel free to join Seany Soundscapes for a coffee-fueled chat about it!
What was the worst experience on stage?
As remote artists yet to perform together on stage, our journey has been punctuated by studio sessions. In any event, Campfire once encountered a broken drumstick during a live performance with another band, but he persevered with one drumstick and his free hand, creating an impromptu and memorable show. The audience’s appreciation turned a potential setback into a triumphant moment.
Tell us something about you / each member that you think people would be surprised about?
One member is a nature enthusiast, often infusing themes of beauty and life into his lyric writing. Another, a classically trained violinist, gracefully transitions between intricate compositions and rock anthems. Another has no trained experience in guitar, but continues to shred, especially on “Transmission”. Our last member is an avid frisbee golfer and loves to talk about any developments in the publicizing of UFOs.
What makes you stand out as a band/artist?
Our distinguishing factor lies in our unrelenting dedication to exploring the intricacies of the human experience. We craft concept albums like “Transmission,” inviting listeners on introspective odysseys that traverse the spectrum of emotions and encounters defining our shared humanity.
I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it?
Our latest release, “Transmission,” journeys into the cosmic interplay of life and death. With ethereal melodies, haunting harmonies, and intricate instrumentals, the album guides listeners through nebulous realms of introspection, inviting them to immerse in an emotional symphony of self-reflection.
What was the recording process like?
Much of “Transmission” took shape through remote collaboration, as we each added layers to tracks. Embracing modern technology, our collective creativity seamlessly merged to create an album that resonates deeply with our themes and emotions.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?
Balancing vulnerability and musicality proved a pivotal learning curve. Each composition embarked on an emotional odyssey, capturing nuances within melodies demanded a delicate synergy of lyricism, arrangement, and performance.
Would you change anything now that it’s finished?
While minor sound adjustments could be considered, we’re content with the result. As self-producers with minimal external support, we’re proud of our achievements. We’ve grown from the process and will carry this knowledge forward in our future musical endeavors.
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
Surprisingly, we’re already crafting our next album! If you resonated with “Transmission,” you’re in for a treat with our upcoming LP. Anticipate more musical wonders from Kreajours as we endeavor to provide the best sounds for your ears.