Singled Out: Viasava

08/28/2012
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Today Viasava guitarist Gogi Randhawa tells us about "New Frontier" from their brand new album "One Year Down". Viasava is fronted by Dustin Lowery, the younger brother of Clint (Sevendust) and Corey (Eye Empire, Dark New Day). Here is the story:

"New Frontier" was a fitting first single for us because it pretty much encompasses everything we were feeling when getting this band together and writing the songs all the while, thinking about the uncertainty the future holds. The song wrote itself pretty quickly musically. I had just started playing the intro guitar riff while messing around during a writing session, and Dustin almost immediately started singing that intro vocal melody. Honestly, the rest was kind of a blur for the next thirty minutes, but the song was pretty much done not long after we started with it. We listen to the demo version we recorded that day and it's kind of scary at how similar it is to the final product.

Lyrically, the song kind of encompasses everything everyone is feeling as we start this journey known as "Viasava." We've all been doing this music thing for a while and have collectively dealt with the good and the bad that comes with it. The landscape of the business has changed so much in such a short amount of time, and the risk is greater than it ever has been. I think we really just tried to convey everything we were feeling about the journey we were about to take the passion for what we do, the excitement, the anxiety, the fear, the need for acceptance and confidence from those that love us. For us it wasn't really a choice...music is just something we all feel compelled to do and its not easy to shake off. So we had to just jump in head first and go for it without over-thinking it or putting too much reason into it while at the same time reassuring ourselves that we would be fine and come out of this whole experience okay. I think in some weird way it may be our constant message to ourselves that we don't have a choice but to make this work out.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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