Stream Of Passion is touring with The
Gentle Storm at the moment. How is the tour going so far?
Awesome. The guys and gals of The Gentle Storm are a blast, we have a lot of fun
together. And since I'm also joining them on backing vocals I have twice as much
fun on stage!
Let's talk about your latest album „A War Of Our Own“. It has already
been released a year ago, financed by a crowd funding campaign. You reached
almost twice the main goal of this campaign. Have you ever thought that it could
be this successful?
We hoped it would go well, of course; but none of us imagined that it would go
this well, and that we would reach our goal so quickly: it happened in one and a
half weeks! It was such an incredible feeling, to know that our fans were there
to back us up and make the album happen. I'm so incredibly grateful to them.
Stream of Passion has signed a contract with Graviton Music and the
album is released again through the label, so you are in safe keeping now. But
do you think there are also benefits of releasing an album independently?
Of course, and we've felt them and appreciated them all the way. We could make
all the decisions concerning the album and how we wanted to promote it and
market it; that's something that's usually all up to the label: what to invest
in and what not to invest in. It felt good to say: "we want to make a video of
'this' song, we want to portray the band 'this' way", and not have to ask for
“A War Of Our Own” seems to be the darkest album in Stream Of Passion's
catalogue. Did this happen on purpose or has it just developed like this during
the songwriting process?
I guess it just happened. We've constantly tried to add more depth to our songs,
musically and lyric-wise; I think this was a big trigger.
Also, the lyrics are mostly about very serious and emotional topics. Can
you tell us something about the main themes?
I can't help but write about what's going on around me. And I felt I had to
tackle some big subjects on this album, like the issues going on in my native
country of Mexico, or the struggles of friends and family against a disease like
cancer or depression. There's also a song inspired by the band's own struggle as
an independent artist; it's all about the battles we struggle with day by day.
In which way has the band's style developed during the years?
We've been incorporating more and more progressive influences into our music, as
well as a little bit of a Latin flare. Influences we want to keep exploring as
we go along.
Have you also developed as a singer?
Yes! Over the past few years I've learned so much more about my voice; I have so
many more tools and ways to express myself fully with my voice, it's very
What is your favorite song of “A War Of Our Own” and why?
It's hard to choose! And it changes from time to time. Right now I'll go for
'Monster'; it's a song that encapsulates all the most important characteristics
of our music.
What are the plans for Stream Of Passion in the near future?
We've got some cool shows and a new videoclip coming up to continue promoting
the album, very exciting!
You were also part of the Karmaflow concerts in January. What was it
like to bring this video game to life on stage?
Lots of fun. We got to put these incredible costumes on, and portray these
characters; loved it! The whole cast was amazing and a pleasure to work with,
definitely an experience to remember.
What are your personal plans for the future?
I've been secretly working on a solo album the past couple of months, and I'll
be going to the studio soon for some recordings. Really looking forward to that!
Again, thanks for taking the time and I also want to thank the whole
band for “A War Of Our Own”. It's such an amazing album.
Thank you! It was our pleasure to make it! And let me just send another huge
THANKS to all our amazing supporters! We love you!