Credit: Daniel Stark
Words: Rosie Murphy
Despite these lockdown times, Newcastle alt-rockers FEVA have still managed to produce a blistering new single in the shape of ‘I Wanna Know’.
Aggressive and anthemic in equal measure, with frontman Sam Reynolds bringing it all together with searing vocals, it is a track crying out to be heard. The perfect addition to their high-energy catalogue, infused with rhythmic drum beats, surging bass lines, catchy riffs and big style choruses.
Discussing the ideas behind ‘I Wanna Know’, the band describe it as "a song about reflection. As we make our way through life it’s easy to lose ourselves and get caught up in things that in time, we realise never even mattered. This song is about taking a step back and remembering who you are and who you were, when life took its toll on you."
We caught up with vocalist Sam Reynolds, and while keeping our distance, asked him a few questions about the new single, and song and of course, how FEVA are coping in coronavirus lockdown. Starting off with the new single...
"'I Wanna Know' is one of our most intense tracks, and we’ve been really looking forward to getting it out there. The song itself is about reflection, looking back and just kind of wondering how you got where you are. It’s about taking a moment to realise what’s actually important to you in life and getting yourself back there. We hope it’s going to slot in nicely with other fan favourites that are already out."
How are you coping in this state of self-isolation we have all been encased in?
"I'm coping alright, same as most people really I'd imagine: exercising, eating too much and watching Netflix mainly!"
What sort of things are keeping you entertained?
"I'm currently writing a dissertation and can work from home a little, so that's helping. I've been trying to work out some acoustic versions of our songs and covers for some sessions too."
Eventually we will all emerge from lockdown, have you been making plans for post-isolation?
"We would have been on tour with The Reytons at present, that's been rearranged for October. That is the only thing we have confirmed at the moment as nobody knows when all of this will end!"
Can we hear more of your tracks?
"We've created a playlist of nine of our songs, so yes!"
Live dates (w/ The Reytons)
23 The Grace London SOLD OUT
24 Jimmy's Liverpool SOLD OUT
25 Rescue Rooms Nottingham (venue upgrade)