An Introduction to Lost Hearts
Hi Max and welcome to Grande Rock webzine! Since Lost Hearts is a brand-new band, can you share with us the story behind the band’s name?
M: The name actually came from one of the very first songs we wrote together called “Lost Heart”. We haven’t recorded it for release yet, and we’re still debating whether we should. The song captures the feeling of being lost and not knowing where one fits in the world.
“Night to Remember” – A New Single by Lost Hearts
Congratulations on the release of your new single, “Night to Remember”. How do you feel about it?
M: I’m thrilled with how it turned out! It has a more upbeat and poppy vibe compared to our first song, “Hate Yourself”. But personally, I love both tracks equally.
“Night to Remember” was produced by Johnny K (known for his work with 3 Doors Down, Plain White T’s, and Disturbed). How did you decide to collaborate with him? And how was the overall experience?
M: Both Victor and I had heard great things about Johnny K from separate sources. When it came time to choose a producer, he was the first one who came to mind. Working with him has been fantastic! We’re extremely pleased with how everything turned out. Johnny truly understands our vision for the sound of our band.
Behind the Scenes of Lost Hearts
Could you share your favorite memory from the song recording process?
M: I always get a kick out of recording guitars. We all become obsessed with finding the perfect tones and choosing the right guitars, pedals, and amps. But one memory that will stay with me forever is hearing the song mixed and mastered for the first time. It’s incredible to hear all the pieces we’ve worked on come together in harmony.
It’s been almost a month since the release of your debut single, “Hate Yourself”. How has the response been from your fans so far?
M: It seems like most people have really enjoyed it! We’re thrilled with the response, especially considering that we are an independent band and it was our first song.
Given the current pandemic situation, how have you been collaborating with your bandmates and team?
M: Interestingly, I didn’t know any of these guys during the pandemic. However, I did manage to write a lot of music during that time.
Do you plan on releasing a new single every month or so?
M: Absolutely! Our next song is scheduled to be released in early June. We’re excited to keep the momentum going.
Are there any plans to release a full-length album in the coming years?
M: Eventually, yes! But at the moment, our plan is to continue releasing singles.
Would you like to work with a music company? And what do you hope to achieve through such a collaboration?
M: We’re definitely open to it. In order for any band or artist to succeed, having a great team around them is crucial.
The Inspirations and Perspectives of Lost Hearts
What inspires you to write music in general?
M: Life experiences are a significant source of inspiration for me. Plus, there’s just this pure joy that comes from playing guitar and coming up with new ideas.
Are there any specific themes that you enjoy exploring in your lyrics?
M: To be honest, I don’t have a specific theme that I stick to. I tend to write whatever naturally comes to mind.
As young musicians, how do you view the music industry today? Are there any aspects you dislike?
M: When you’re dealing with intellectual property, things can sometimes get a bit odd in any business. The music industry has definitely changed a lot compared to the past, but there are also many positive aspects to these changes. One of the coolest things about the industry today is that it’s easier than ever for independent artists to thrive.
Which rock music era do you hold most dear?
M: I love all eras, but if I had to choose, I’d say the 80s. It was a fantastic time for rock and roll, but there was also an explosion of Pop, New Wave, and other genres that were simply fantastic.
The Journey and Future of Lost Hearts
Besides the music, it seems like you’re taking the necessary steps in terms of publicity. You have a management team and a PR label handling your business affairs. Do you believe this is the right approach?
M: As I mentioned earlier, having a solid team around you is crucial for success. Being in a band involves a lot of work, from learning instruments and writing songs to creating content for social media and performing live. It can be overwhelming if not managed properly. That’s why having experienced support is essential.
How easy is it these days to be in a band? And do you hope to become full-time musicians in the near future?
M: Like anything worth pursuing, being in a band requires a lot of hard work. Some people think it’s all fun and games, and sadly, some musicians treat it that way too. But personally, I enjoy it more than anything else I’ve ever done in my life.
Have you had the opportunity to perform live yet? And do you have any plans for future performances?
M: So far, we’ve played a few shows, including The Whisky A Go Go in LA and Count’s Vamp’d in Las Vegas. We have many more lined up, and we hope to embark on a tour soon!
Are there any dream venues or festivals you aspire to play in the future?
M: I’d love to play at the Walnut Creek Amphitheater in my hometown of Raleigh, NC. That’s where I attended my very first concert at the age of 7 (KISS). I have so many memories associated with that venue, and it would be a dream come true to perform there!
Strange Questions for Lost Hearts
“Social media” seems to be an integral part of the music industry today. Do you believe bands, artists, and labels can thrive without it?
M: I think social media is crucial for any band or artist in today’s world. However, it’s just one piece of the puzzle. Balancing social media with writing, recording, and touring is essential.
What are your thoughts on the current “downloading and streaming” situation? Do you prefer streaming services?
M: It was an inevitable change, much like what happened in the movie industry and other forms of digital media. The industry has definitely shifted, but artists are adapting to the new normal and finding ways to navigate these changes.
Is there a music genre that you cannot stand listening to at all?
M: I genuinely appreciate almost every genre! Although I’m not particularly drawn to newer country music, I absolutely love old 70s outlaw country.
Quickfire Insights into Lost Hearts
When you hear the words…
- Rockstar: Mick Jagger.
- Rock & Roll: Keith Richards.
- AI: Inhuman.
- Music Realities: They’re great for some people! Personally, I’m unsure if I would enjoy participating in them. I have mixed feelings about these new realities.
According to you, what are the three best Hard Rock albums of all time?
M: “Appetite for Destruction” by Guns N’ Roses, “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” by Black Sabbath, and “Raw Power” by The Stooges.
Finish the phrase… “Hard Rock wouldn’t have evolved the way it did if it hadn’t been for…”
M: Van Halen…
If you could be part of any band from any era, which band would you choose?
M: The Rolling Stones…
Which record do you wish you had written? And why?
M: “Pyromania” by Def Leppard. It perfectly balances soft songs with hard-hitting rock tracks.
Create the ultimate rock line-up of all time. Who plays what?
M: Tommy Lee on drums, Geezer Butler on bass, Michael Schenker on guitar, and Sebastian Bach on vocals.
Who is the sexiest female Rock Star of all time?
M: Debbie Harry…
According to you, who is the best female and male vocalist in rock history?
M: Janis Joplin for female vocals and Steve Perry for male vocals.
Who do you consider to be the most underrated musician or band of all time?
M: John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin.
If you had the chance to time travel, would you go to the past or the future? And why?
M: I would choose the future. Although going to the past would be interesting, the unknown possibilities of the future excite me more.
What are your thoughts on A.I.? It seems to have infiltrated every aspect of our lives. What do you think about A.I.-created music?
M: I believe A.I. is a valuable tool. It is undoubtedly becoming an integral part of human existence, but it can never replicate the human element in music.
That’s all for now, Max. Thank you for talking to Grande Rock. Is there anything else you’d like to say before we close? Take care!
M: Thank you guys!!! Make sure to check out our new song “Night to Remember” available on all streaming platforms!
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