A new single from Mot & Krid brings out a vast and cinematic yet hard Edge alt Rock banger that comes through with a massive tonality that has a way of wrapping itself around you and keeping you right where it wants to.
One of the most unique things about "Electric Angel" is the absolute powerhouse of production the song boasts as everything creates this almost haunting atmosphere and it's done with a ton of layers that texturally feed off of each other.
You get an ambient undertone that gives the song space and atmosphere, yet it bursts into these heavy choruses with crunching guitars and these gigantic Soulful vocals that together make the song impactful.
The guitar work across this track is awesome because you get all kinds of cool bending sections along with some background leads that add a bit of a fantastical element to the song.
As a whole, you can tell this man has an absolute love for their craft because the track is done with a lot of attention to detail but never ever loses that heart.
And this track has a ton of heart that just oozes out of every instrument and every vocal performed.
So, we have this very lush and full-bodied heavy rock single that really has a way of hitting more than enough sweet spots for it to turn heads.
This release has a way of giving a sense of wonder and hence towards this dark-edged gothic rock approach as well that isn't overdone but is balanced really well throughout the song.
That's part of what gives this that cinematic feel that I mentioned earlier.
The sense of escapism that you get from the track is immense and feels really good because being able to escape into songs like this at times can be an amazing thing especially when the song ends, and you have to sort of reacclimate yourself back to reality again.
It's kind of like reading a really good chapter and a really good book and then looking up from the page around the room.
You get that heavy sense of story behind the song, and everything is portrayed with these massive and passionate deliveries.
With the release of such a well-woven and hard-hitting single, we wanted to have a sit-down with Mot & Krid to find out where exactly this track came from and what might be coming next.
Here's what happened.
Buzz Slayers: Okay, let's start with "Electric Angel''! This song was so in depth and cinematically driven with such a soulful delivery! How did this track come about?
Hey Buzz Slayers, my name is Thomas Gallmeier and I am the driving force behind Mot & Krid. Thanks so much for having me and the opportunity to talk about our latest release, Electric Angel. I really appreciate it. So, to answer your question, Syd Duran, singer and co-writer on this tune, approached me about writing a sort of dark, harder edge almost metal song. That direction inspired me to come up with a sort of dubstep bass line idea, halftime drum groove and main guitar riff, played by our friend Chris Vasquez. After I had those parts sorted, Syd and I got together and developed lyrics and melody. After recording lead and background vocals, I recorded more guitar parts and fills with my good friend Rick Zahariades. Buzz Slayers: How did this all start for you as a band? When did you get together and start making music? I started Mot & Krid to produce and remix artists and then decided, to release songs as an indie artist myself. I usually reach out to friends, to collaborate with, who are singers, songwriters and musicians. Buzz Slayers: What kind of things really inspire songs for you? I find inspiration everywhere I go in life. It could be a personal experience, something I hear in background of a movie or on tv or something someone might say and of course listening to music. Buzz Slayers: This single has some great styles on it! Can you give us some of your biggest influences musically?
What started it all for me was, discovering my parents Beatles records, when I was quite young. From that moment on I was hooked and continued to listen and discover more and more music. From Jimi Hendrix, The Who; Earth, Wind & Fire; Toto, Al Jarreau to Armin Van Buuren, Nora En Pure and Above & Beyond. Buzz Slayers: What are you all doing when you're NOT working on music?
I am a full time musician, writing, producing editing, recording and mixing music. Rick and Chris are full time session guitarists in Los Angeles, CA. Syd is an indie artist and songwriter in Dallas, TX. Buzz Slayers: Who's in all your headphones right now?
I know this is a none answer, however, I listen to radio a lot when I go jogging or when driving and whatever comes on and really moves me, makes me feel something, that’s what I am listening to. Otherwise I’ll change the channel. So I am really listening to a vast variety of music, not fixated on one specific artist or song. If I love it, I’ll buy it on iTunes. Old school - hahahaha. Buzz Slayers: Are you guys doing any live performances right now?
We have no live performances booked as of now. However, check out our youtube channel www.youtube.com/motandkrid for live videos and a weekly vlog catching you up on everything that’s new. Buzz Slayers: Did you record yourself or hit a big studio for this?
I own and run my own studio. Drums, guitars, vocals, keyboards, production and mixing was all done at my studio, with additional guitar tracks recorded in Burbank, CA.
Mastering: Brian “Big Bass” Gardner, Los Angeles, CA. Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
We are working on video for Electric Angel. Should be released sometime this summer.
Plus we are always releasing new songs and videos, updating our YouTube vlog, drum channel and share our life and adventures on FB, IG and twitter. Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
I cannot ever thank our friends, fans and followers enough. Music needs to be heard, shared and enjoyed. Without your support, without you listening, none of this would be possible. Enjoy our latest release, Electric Angel, keep spreading the word and keep in touch by subscribing and following on YouTube, FB, Twitter and IG.
Turn up the volume and live harder.