Song of love is sexy prophetic metal. Sexy, we believe the world needs to open to the pleasures and power of sex. Prophetic, we believe a true spiritual connection is amazing for peace of mind and happiness. Metal, we believe that metal is one of the only true music left that gives real sounds to the world.
1.) What elements and/or characteristics made you say to yourself that you wanted to do music for a living? Who are your influences/heroes/role models?
The music world today is fake and uninspired. God needed to have real musicians to make people smart, sexy, and happy again.
2.) If you could compare yourself to an already established artist, who would that be and why? If you don’t like to compare yourself, then music-wise, what separates you from other musicians?
Good question, maybe it would be Black Sabbath with a touch of Rush, the fun vibes of Kiss and Steel Panther, and the power of Metallica.
3.) Everyone in life goes through adversity of some sort. Is there anything in your life that has any influence on the kind of songs you write? What is the most difficult thing you’ve had to endure on your path to becoming a musician?
Yes, I feel this world only accepts people who follow a certain way of talking and behaving. It is becoming more mainstream and those who think for themselves are not accepted. Maybe you feel left out, but that means that you are an original mind that needs to be heard. Song of love’s reason for existing is also the fact that the outcast have a place they can call home.
4.) Unfortunately the music industry is full of talented individuals who just don’t get any recognition for their talent and/or work. What do you plan to do to make sure you stand out and get noticed?
I want Song of love not to be following what the commercial music industry wants, which is to sell only. The world of music badly needs today real bands again that can make people think and have real music played again.
5.) Would you rather be on a major label or would you rather stay independent? Why or why not? In regards to the music industry itself, do you think that the traditional music industry model as we know it is dead?
I think Song of love can stay independent, but there are some good major labels like Elektra who signed Metallica and Casablanca Records who stayed behind Kiss years before success. I have seen too many bands go commercial thinking they would sell more cds only that they end up loosing their true fans and their career becomes very bland.
Today the music industry is dead because they are trying to make people believe new music is good because they know that they only need to market something and people will follow. They make bands the dumbest kind of music and sadly many people are conned into believing that to be real music.
6.) How do you think the internet and social media affected the music industry and how musicians are able to market themselves?
The social media really helps many bands that could not get signed by a major before and it is easier to stay independent today.
7.) Social media is obviously an extremely important element in today’s world, especially when it comes to business, branding, marketing, etc. With that being said, do you think an artist will be able to survive in today’s music industry if they’re not social media savvy?
I think music is a business even though real music comes first for us. Song of love is like any other band who needs to sell enough cd’s to survive. It comes down to having enough exposure. If your band is original enough then people will see real music in you.
8.) Artists who try to make music for the general public and make more money are usually seen as “sell-outs.” Do you see it that way and if so, what do you plan to do to make sure that your music is true to your brand and make a good living at the same time without having to “sell out”?
I remember I was like 16 and I read a Metallica interview and they were in their Kill Em All tour, very small venues and they said “we will never change our music no matter what .” This is what we, Song of love, want to do also. It just so happened that Metallica stayed true to their music and in the long run fans are loyal to true musicians rather than those who want quick fame and are gone tomorrow.
Sadly today the music world is in its most commercial and fake expression ever. Song of love hopes to never sell out and make music just to make money. It would be the utmost treason to our loyal fans.