Having only been around since 2013, The Compromise has already played with some reputable bands, such as Bury Tomorrow and Chunk, No Captain Chunk. The Compromise is a five piece is an alternative rock band that endeavors to blend a wide variety of influences together in order to craft a sound that is not only uniquely their own, but one that each band member can be proud of calling their own.
Be sure to follow these guys as they rise through the ranks.
- What are your biggest musical influences?
Actually, the band has a really heterogeneous music background, that’s where the name come from and “The Compromise” was to find a sound that we all can considerate ours.
Maybe if you ask which bands today inspire us the most, we can’t not tell you: Our Last Night, Hands Like Houses, Don Broco, Bring Me The Horizon and Thirty Seconds To Mars
- Do you listen to any band or genre that would surprise your fans if they found out?
If we check our Spotify playlist honestly you will easily find out a lot of artists that maybe you would not expected, from very different genres between them such as Eminem, The Midnight, James Bay, Lewis Capaldi, Gavin DeGraw, State Champs, Alter Bridge, Architects and Charlie Simpson (actually we love EVERYTHING he did with Fightstar, his own work too and even as a youngster in Busted of course)
- What’s next for the band?
We are looking for a real opportunity to show up the world who we are and our music, maybe a few tours in places we have never been before, some bigger showcases, festivals and so much more
- How do you think streaming services like Spotify and Pandora have changed how bands release music? Has it made it easier or more difficult?
You know, things change. You must learn as fast as you can how to use properly the new tools technology come out with, for many reasons they made easier for people to find and listen to the music they love, but it depends on what people are searching for… we like to think that if you did a nice job as an artist and seize the opportunities you have sooner or later someone will notice you.
- Do you have any non-musical influences that show up in your music?
Art in everyday’s life is our best inspiration, not a specific work of art or culture or way of thinking, the Truth only, the curiosity behind something you already know in a different and unexpected point of view.
Maybe then medicine studies may have influenced lyrics more than Cris would probably say
- Can you describe your sound?
It’s not an easy task for us to define our own sound…we don’t even want to be tagged as something because we like to change and evolve. Anyway someone said about that ”sleek, catchy and powerful”, it seems a positive feedback , isn’t it?
- What are you listening to lately? Anything you would recommend?
We only recommend to keep exploring music, new bands, new artists, new genres. Try always to find something new, you should be pleasantly surprised …and we recommend to have a look to our last track and the YouTube Video of “Torn Apart” of course!
- What made you decide to “get into” music and start a band?
Love. We love music, we wanted to make our own, we practice together and our dreams quickly has become to make people listen to our music, to convey to those who will desire it what we have inside because this is the only way we have to express ourself [sic] and get accepted in the World
- How does your writing process work, do you all collaborate on the lyrics or is that job reserved for just one person?
While the instrumental part is more a team activity where everybody shows what they got, most of the time lyrics is Cris’s job. Words and vocal lines often come together, then we listen to what he brings to the table and we try together to make it fit perfectly to the rest, that’s it.
- If you had to pick just one, which album would be your favorite?
Everybody has a personal favorite one, not a single member of the band would have the same answer for sure… our hope is that our outgoing album “Horizons” would become someone else favorite one.
- Are there any bands you would desperately love to tour with someday?
All the bands we said at the very beginning, our show will perfectly fit with them all!
- What are your thoughts about bands releasing more singles, rather than following a traditional route and just releasing albums?
It simply makes every single track you made an independent work; it is only a different way to intend your music. Sometimes album came from a single studio session, they could also become a sort of rearrangement of the same concepts and ideas, on the other hand often a single track doesn’t completely explain what the author wanted to say about himself. The crucial part is to don’t lose the common thread, then when you are convinced to arouse the complete emotional experience you want the listeners to have you can group your tracks and you have your album.
Different ways to the same destination, sometimes is straight and fast, sometimes it requires patience and temperance. It is also a different business strategy of course; everybody has their own one