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What messages are you trying to convey with your music?

I think the general message is love and positivity, and I think the human race at the moment has kind of separated itself so that we feel like we’re not a part of the system of honor, and because of [that] we’re ruining it, and our species is about to go extinct. I think if everyone can realize that it’s a lot easier to love and a lot easier to not have guilt or greed on your shoulder, you can have a good time no matter where you are. The message is to spread that feeling, spread that vibration of love and happiness because if everyone actually felt it, there would be no problems. Human beings have been living on this planet for tens of thousands of years and it’s [just in] the last five hundred years that we’ve really made a negative impact. It’s possible for us to live in harmony with nature [and] honor; we’re just trying to get everyone to realize [that].

Do you have any touring experiences you want to share? What has been your favorite show thus far?

Oh, man. Every show is different and awesome, and every crowd is different and awesome, so every show we play is my favorite show, but I think in terms of tour experiences it was really amazing to be able to travel to places I wouldn’t have been able to go, like Japan and The Azores off of Portugal, and being able to see cities that I’ve already been to in a different light and [having] people want to show you the underbelly of these places is really awesome.

One of the most interesting tracks from “Cave Rave” to me is “Bridge of Bones”. What was the thought behind this track?

“Bridge of Bones” is about the guy from “Xtatic Truth” on ‘Star Of Love’. He is still out on the water and he is basically run [out] of all of his own nutrients and is dying and starts hallucinating and trying to think of ways to get back to the one he loves, and he can’t get there and he’s thinking [of] what can he do, and to build a bridge of his own bones is the only thing he can think of. As the song unfolds, people [who] have near death experiences talk about how the spirit leaves the body and looking down [at the world]. He talks about that feeling, that peace, feeling love for once, [and] feeling free from all burdens of life on earth. It’s a good feeling, so then the song turns into really celebration of leaving this life and transitioning into another.

What are you all’s interest apart from music?

I love to skateboard and surf mostly, aside from music, which is [my] main passion in life. Gilbert really loves to DJ. I think just being out there being free in nature and not feeling any boundaries. Getting to those places, you know, that’s fun for us.

What are your plans for the future?

To continue touring and playing for as many people as we can, spreading love, [and] writing more music that will hopefully impact the world in a positive way for generations to come. 33

Profile for Atwood Magazine

ROADTRIP, Issue 5, Atwood Magazine  

atwood magazine is an arts/fashion/music/literary/interview publication that seeks out new talent and fresh voices, giving its readers a uni...

ROADTRIP, Issue 5, Atwood Magazine  

atwood magazine is an arts/fashion/music/literary/interview publication that seeks out new talent and fresh voices, giving its readers a uni...