Interview with the Italian Band Søndag
By Mick Michaels
The Cosmick View: Hello, and welcome to The Cosmick View/MBM Ten Pounder! Thanks for taking some time to chat with us!
CV: Describe your definition of the band’s sound and style and how does that definition uniquely describe the music?
Søndag: Søndag’s sound can be described as groovy and heavy. The main particular thing about our songs is that we use quite heavy tunings, in some riffs the guitars plays the same octave of the bass.
CV: Today, everyone talks about artist and audience connection. Is such a level of connection actually achievable for an artist and if so, how have you made the connection to your fans?
Søndag: We like to get to know our fans as closely as possible. Usually we play live to connect to people, but lately it has been impossible due to the pandemic. So we are using social media to spread the word.
CV: Is fan interaction an important part of the band’s inner culture?
Søndag: We obviously care about our fan, but in a general way we prefer to follow our own taste instead of doing everything to please everybody.
CV: Can a band truly interact with its fans and still maintain a level of personal privacy without crossing the line and giving up their “personal space” in your opinion?
Søndag: Yes, of course. It’s up to the band to choose how exposed they want to be. If the band wants to share only music related content, I think it’s ok.
CV: Is music, and its value, viewed differently around the world in your opinion? If so, what do you see as the biggest difference in such multiple views among various cultures?
Søndag: Music has always been a celebrating “tool”…I think in general the heaviness and importance of the music is very often related to the genre of the music itself
CV: Do you feel that a band that has an international appeal, will tend to connect more so to American audiences? Would they be more enticed or intrigued to see the band over indigenous acts because of the foreign flavor?
Søndag: We are from Italy and I could say that if a foreign band singing in Italian came to my city I would be interested in going to the gig to hear how they sound like.
CV: Has modern-day digital technology made everyone an artist on some level in your opinion? Have the actual lines of what really is an artist been blurred?
Søndag: Everyone these days can record a song, even at home, and upload it to every store.
There is a line under which a song or music in general is not even worth listening, but in my opinion, as always it has to be the listener to define what is good or not…what sound translates the best with their feelings while their listening.
CV: How would you describe the difference between an artist who follows trends and one who sets them?
Søndag: Definitely an artist who can make his/her way with his own “thing” would last longer than someone who just copies another artist.
CV: Has music overall been splintered into too many sub-genres in an effort to appease fan tastes in your opinion? And has such fan appeasements, in actuality, weakened music’s impact as a whole by dividing audiences?
Søndag: Maybe all this sub-genres comes from fans of different styles of music who finally merged them in their own record…!?
Anyway I don’t see it as a bad thing.
CV: What can fans expect to see coming next from you?
Søndag: Unfortunately not a live performance for now, but we’ll do our best to release more music ASAP.
CV: Thanks again for taking some time and talking. It is greatly appreciated.
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My name is Mick Michaels...I'm an artist, music fan, songwriter, producer, dreamer and guitarist for the traditional Heavy Metal band Corners of Sanctuary. Writing has always been a creative outlet for me; what I couldn't say in speech, I was able to do with the written word. Writing has given me a voice and a way for me to create on a multitude of platforms including music and song, articles, independent screenplays, books and now, artist interviews. The Cosmick View is an opportunity to raise the bar and showcase artists in a positive and inspirational light. For me, it's another out-of-this-world adventure.
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