An Interview With Porch Light
As Porch Light ramps up for their EP release, a new single dropped called "The Rose" and it's a refreshing and bright pop-rock track that beckons 90's radio rock and does it with a light and airy feel.
Guitars are layered and distanced throughout the songs ether and the track becomes colorful and vibrant within seconds flat.
This single feels like Summer and has a melodic drive with undertones of alt-rock and the appeal works on so many levels it's almost ridiculous.
Guitar sections lay hooks that get you attached and the vocals are soft and smooth letting the song wash you away with it's soundscape as it plays on.
This is a great song to wake up to and start your day as it's almost uplifting vibe musically is suitable for just that. Making you feel pretty damn good.
"The Rose" follows their last single dubbed "Dream To Know" which certainly follows suit with that staple atmospheric sound Porch Light has claimed.
These songs are both part of their upcoming Dreams EP and it's all such a deep dive into their world that you feel like you dreamt it all once it's ended.
These songs stick with you especially on a melody level. They come from real places and there is emotion embedded in each one.
With such a beautifully woven release, we wanted to talk shop with Porch Light to see where this all comes from.
TSWS: Let's Start With "The Rose". This track has a great pop rock feel to it and it touches on an almost 90's ambient radio style. Where did this song come from?
-ChrisIt all starts with the vibe I get from the music. I like messing around with tons of effects like reverb, delay, etc. After that, whatever i start to write down first is usually what i go with.
TSWS: The release comes with another alongside it called "Dream To Know". Are these going to be part of a full length or EP coming?
-ChrisYes, these songs are apart of a 3 song EP. We liked the idea of putting them out as singles first.
TSWS: I'm hearing some killer rock styles on these songs. Who are your biggest musical influences?
-ChrisOff the top id say, Boxcar Racer, Blink 182, Turnover, Dayglow, Deftones.
TSWS: How did this all start for you?
We’ve known each other since we were kids and played music together growing up here and there. We've always wanted to get something going but life gets in the way. I'd say, the beginning of Covid was the beginning of Porch Light.
TSWS: What do you think will be next for you as an artist?
I think as far as Porch Light goes, we plan on recording more and more songs. We want to grow our catalog and see where it takes us.
TSWS: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
Thinking about music
TSWS: Are you playing more than guitar and singing on the songs?
Chris sings, plays guitar, bass and fakes it through piano and synth. Matt plays drums, shakers, random extras.
TSWS: Do you think you might put any focus on live performance now that things are slowly getting better?
For now we are focusing on recording new material. Though i cant count out shows in the future.
TSWS: Who are you listening to right now?
-Chris, I had Deftones "Diamond Eyes" on repeat. I also have Dayglow, Turnover and Far Caspian on rotation. -Matt, anything Steve Jordan has played drums on, Small Sins “Volume II” Henry Nowhere and definitely Turnover “Peripheral Vision”
TSWS: How do you write your songs? Is it lyrics first or do you come up with chords? How does it work for you?
-Chris I usually write the music first. I like to vibe with the music to get a feel for what it is im going to write. -Matt, he sends me tracks and I sit in my garage late night and record a few different versions on drums and we go back and forth and build it from there.
TSWS: Is there any advice you'd give to other up and coming artists out there?
Stay true to yourself. Write with your feelings and vibes. Dont force it out. Usually the best stuff comes quickly. Also, practice to a metronome haha
TSWS: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
Thank you for all of your continued support, it means a lot to us.