Red Blind is an alternative rock band from Italy. Learn more about the band, as well as their latest single “In My Mind” below!
Hello Red Blind. Hope that you’re doing great? First of all, thanks for taking time to chat with me. For those who are not familiar with your band, could you please introduce yourselves, as well as your roles in the band? Red Blind is an alternative rock band formed in 2014 in Ancona, an Italian province. The band is composed by Jacopo Carloni (voice), Marco Grifi (guitar), Danièl G. Reynoso (drums) and Davide Schiaroli (bass). We are known as the “Jesters” because we have fun and we want to entertain our audience with our art.
The Jester is also the image that identifies us. We bring it printed on our uniforms that we wear at all concerts. Our songs, in english and Italian, found an energetic rock with different musical nuances to introspective, emotional and protest lyrics towards a constantly evolving society that often seems distant an cruel. We released our first album, “Are You Blind?”, in 2016 and a month ago we released our new single “In My Mind”.
From your own POV, how would you describe the Italian alternative scene overall? The alternative Italian scene has always been lacking in musical originality. Rock with all its derivatives has always been marginalized and the situation is continuously worsening. Nowadays in Italy you listen only to indie, which is just a pop masked because commercial, and trap. Almost no one supports musician who make new songs, promoters and locals don’t support emerging artists and for this they fill concerts with dj-set and tribute bands. The solution for this problem is that many artists make their music emigrate abroad. Sometimes it happens that some Italian band established abroad with a good fan base.
You recently dropped your single “In My Mind”. Can we talk about this new release? What’s the story behind this song? Even if it came out now, our single dates back to two years ago, during the recording sessions of our first album. Behind this song there was the desire to experiment and move towards new sounds. The lyrics are very personal and speaks of about confusion. Confusion that is often present in everyday life.
How were the writing and recording process for this track? The song was born from a bass riff that, in this song, is the protagonist. Then we added the other instruments and the lyrics. It was fun to record it and it was also a challenge for us because this song is different from the others. It presents Funk and Pop influences that we had not experienced before.
Can you tell us more about your upcoming projects for 2018? We are writing our next album, we already have several songs ready that will be included. It will be a different album than the previous one. We hope to release it by the end of the year or in the first 2019. In the meantime we have some Italian concerts already announced and others that will come.
Thanks for your time!
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