Interview: Eqo – Album release with Alchemy and The Strays of York at Smith’s Olde Bar, March 27th
Eqo is a band I’ve just recently started listening to and I wanted to know more about them. With tons of press outside of the local scene they are the perfect example of a band gaining exposure and are on their way to doing great things in Atlanta and beyond. Daisy Bellis, frontman of Eqo, answered a few questions about creating positive music, Eqo’s new album Ananta and what they think of the Atlanta music scene. Listen to their album below also!! Be prepared for an awesome night at Smith’s Olde Bar because all three bands are incredible.
Tell me more about Eqo?
The current lineup is Kity Faya, Daisy Bellis, Kai Vaughn on guitar, Yosh on bass, and Jet on drums. Kity, Kai, and myself are the founding members and we formed in 2013. Yosh came around in the middle of 2014 and Jet is the newest member who came in January of this year.
We’re a new age progressive rock band. Most of our lyrics are influenced by new age concepts: collective consciousness, the emphasis of love over fear, flow, etc. Our sound is primarily progressive rock with elements of alternative, jazz, funk, and pop.
This Friday is the release show for your new album Ananta, tell me more about the album. What was the recording process like?
Yes! We’re very excited about the album release show! We finished recording the album in early 2014, but decided to wait to release it. We wrote every song on ANANTA on an acoustic guitar in an empty living room with the help of Angry Orchard and other substances. It was effortless. I think we were all in very similar places spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. Eqo was pretty much all we had, so we just kept writing. Before we knew it, we had 9 songs written.
The recording process was great. Jason Andrews (Spotlight Sound Studio) is an amazing engineer to work with. He really tapped into our creative process and was able to push us to our highest potential, even when we didn’t feel we could make it. He believed in us, knew what we were going for while respecting our artistic freedom. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.
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