March 18, 2023
Hi Lior, thank you so much for having me. I'm doing fine, I hope that you're doing fine as well.
We start the band around the 2018, at that time I was making another band (Lonesome Trail) with Eli (bass) and Daniel (drums) having good times in the rehearsals with friends, one of them was Ramiro (Guitar), I meet him and I found that we both were in love with the NWOBHM genre.
From then, we start thinking on doing a project under the influences of the bands that we love like UFO, Wolf, Universe, Bashfull Alley and many others. We went so in love with that kind of sound that quickly we begin to work on the Freeroad project finding our times to match and rock it out. Ramiro introduces me the first riff of the first song that was Do what you feel, then I start to develop the remaining song and we found an excellent workflow.
After we release a Demo of Do What You Feel, we saw that a lot of people enjoyed that song, so we decide to put all the workflow on the Freeroad's album, making a pause with another band, Lonesome Trail.
We found in this music a lot of motivation and a true music feeling, it helps us to find our way not only on the music life but in the real life, keeping us inspired to deal doing our passion that is the music.
It's good to see that you're getting our influences, we prefer and love so much the old music, the best time of the mankind on music! We believe that Freeroad was the better name for the band because we weren't looking for making metal in a single way, we choose to make songs with certain variation on each other, with a sound like it was coming from the past and making mix of jazz and funk in some songs, which has fitted perfectly.
The essence of the record it's to bring back to the old times of the new wave of the heavy metal, also giving a positive lyrics for the strikes of life between your passion and your real life situations, making clear that no one can't stop you from making your passion and dreams real. The main themes that I consider most important are Do what you feel, Rock Chaser, Moving on, The psychonaut and Twilight Row.
I believe that you can do what you feel in the artistic sense. But because of what we are living in this hell of a world right now with so much confusion and a lot of "Don't do this!"; Doing what we feel could be a problem with society, so I guess that if you are feeling only the good actions for being a better person could make true the "Do what you feel" concept in real life. The point is to feel and make only good things and ignore the evil ones!
The morals of the Do what you feel song are to keeping you strong enough to make real some of your passions, call them Draw, Music, Dance, any kind of art that fills your heart and your essence, don't try to imitate at all just the required influence of your taste, make your own way and keep it clean with only the touch of your soul, many people need to figure it out that the music its wise and a huge healer if you hear with respect and love.
Hahaha yes its funny to see Ramiro jumping naked on a highway, so bad I missed that photo session but they nailed it!
Ok, there is a naked guy jumping on a lonely highway, but what if we put him on a concurred avenue? Realize that some of the things that makes us happy, makes angry to others and we need to considerate the value of the action to not hurt ourselves and no one in any way. The loneliness most of the time is required to create your art, with naked soul. You can give a damn to that bad comments like "you're not going to make it" and jealous people because you being you is the best way to make your art. That is the meaning for me of this desperate cover art.
I find my music foundation long time ago when I was a little kid with my father giving to me a lot of 60's, 70's and 80's rock n roll so i grow with a lot of passion and desire to create music like that, its a style of life that i always wanted to do and now become real after a long of hard work and situations but remember, consistency will carry you on. Another fact is that I was blessed to know good people that have helped me in music and played with me, I thank to all the ones who have contributed in my music life and to the people who enjoy it.
Well, at the moment when we write the songs we were passing through a weird time when we feel like we needed to shout loud our feeling and make more songs quickly. Eli and I wrote the first song "Do what you feel" together, taking the good from the bad moments, reflecting our goal in music. At the background of that time, we played a lot of Thin Lizzy, CSNY and Jeff Beck. Then we flow over making the other songs of the album with much ease, just finding our times to match and record because I begin to work on a company, but we found the way to finish the album.
The course of writing Do what you feel song was really quick, we wanted to do it simple but catchy, we had to record it by ourselves so we stop rehearsals and went deep into the recording, and looking for that vintage sound that we would made
The challenge that I met writing songs with a band is that you have to organize the time to be with your band, it's like a marriage. Everybody should feel like one and try to make each member of the band count. If you can't be in peace and harmony with your band, it's going to be so difficult to work together, there has to be respect and consideration all the time, and a lot of love to the music that you are making.
The edge of the album it's that we need to move on searching our passion to grow it hard.
We were able to find the connection between lyrics and music checking each riff that we had saved until we found that the music was going on hand with the concept of the song, and that we try to make each song different, with the liberty of not doing only the same type of songs.
The production of the album was in his majority by me, Eli helped me with some things, but was a fast production because at the ending of the recording I was almost with no free time and had to mix the songs with short time, although I loved it. We going to do better in the next productions.
Yeah, Pray for the king is a huge song! We decide to make that cover because it has all the references for our sound. It's a song of Midas Touch, a band from our city from the 80's. We talk to some members of the band and they let us make the cover of that song on our album, we give them regards and a lot of thanks for that music!
Rock chaser is one of my favourites from the album as well! It's a story about a man doing what he feels in music, it shows the beauty of being constant on your passion and keeps in mind that the old music way it's a risky one if you want to be rich with money, but it's the best way to be rich in soul! I believe it's another kind of Do what you feel concept. In this case, chase what you feel. All in the art way.
Right now we have schedule for two shows, one in April here on Mexico and another one on June in Colombia. Once we finish that shows we are going to release an EP with two songs, we hope you like it so much as we do!
Thank you so much, Lior, for spread the Freeroad music, I'm glad to answer your questions and I hope that we speak once again. All the best for you as well and for everyone who reads this. thanks to everyone for the support!