Friday, March 2, 2012

Belle Histoire Interview with Jane Smith (lead vocals)

I recently sent some questions over to the fast moving, indie group Belle Histoire. Since their formation a year ago this Cincinnati band has made major headway releasing their debut EP I Can Tell on February 14th, while continuing to work on their debut full-length(due out summer 2012).

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You guys recently signed with InVogue records, what attracted you guys to them?
Nick is mainly just such an awesome guy, we knew who would work hard for us and he has definitely already proven himself!
 Your brand new EP I Can Tell came out February 14th. What would you like for listeners to take away from the album after hearing it?
That there is too much in life for all of us to sweat the small stuff. 
Did you have a direction in mind before you began writing/recording the record?
 Mainly that I wanted to start writing happier more inspirational music, that still dealt with real life issues and things that people can relate too.
How does the writing process normally pan out for you guys? Is it mainly a collaborative process?
I will go to the guys or just Aaron with all the melody and lyrics, and they build the song around what I already have completed!
Who did you guys work with on this record? 
Aaron, our guitarist, and Brandon Weaver, recorded at Brandon’s studio in Covington.
In what ways have you guys grown since your last EP release?
Mainly with our friendships. When we first started this band, none of us were really close at all besides me and Aaron, and now we are a big family, and have grown to be closer than ever.
 I cannot get enough of "I'll Be Alright," how did it come together? What inspired the song originally?
Over the past couple months, I have gotten into a new group of friends, and they are all incredibly positive and always telling me that everything will be alright, no matter what!
The music video is fantastic also, where did the concept for the video come from?
Our friend Jeffrey Riley did all of it for us, we were so excited to work with him!
Is there a full length currently in the works?
Yes! We start recording in March and are hoping to have a release in early fall or 2012.
What kind of advice do you have for new independent artists/bands? Any words of wisdom?
NEVER GIVE UP. I think that sums it up.
Perfect day, driving in your car with the windows down, what are you listening to?
Personally, for me, it would be either Death Cab for Cutie or the Clean Head EP by Oceana!

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