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An Interview With Wake Up Paradise


A brand new single release from Wake Up Paradise breeds a great and impactful style of alternative rock that breaks boundaries a bit with these strong but melodic choruses and an almost anthemic and emotionally driven backbone but does everything without losing that intensity.


"Ready Now" shines with a fire behind it that gives it so much drive that you can feel the heart and passion that went into the recording of this track and how each member of the band had a way of almost feeding off of each other's energies to create something that just felt massive.


Again, this is alternative rock but also has some parts that break into a metal sound as well riff wise and there are some outstanding guitar parts with wild pens and lead sections along with stopping kick drums and crew vocals that gave this song that edginess that it needed.


This was a fist-in-the-air sing-along headbanger that hints towards this youthfulness but is done in a mature way at the same time while being able to portray the point of the song lyrically as well.


The only reason I bring that up is because it's not often that you have a single or a band that is able to encompass all of that in one shot the way it's done here.


The track never loses that energy or heart and the whole thing makes you want to see these guys perform live in your face because if it even has half the energy, it does on the recording it's going to be outstanding.


The guitar tones and vocals feel right sitting atop each other and the whole band was able to create a sort of atmosphere that makes you have to shake it off when the song is over.


I love songs like that.


This is that type of song. The kind of song that you want to hit the replay button again as soon as it's over just to be able to turn it up even louder and maybe sing along with it the next time around.


Definitely a single with a lot of color and a perfect balance of edginess and energy that makes something impactful.


Plus, that main riff of the song is just massive and it's something that becomes quickly addictive in a way. As you're listening to the song you kind of can't wait to hear that big riff again.


With the release of such a killer single, we wanted to have a sit-down with Wake Up Paradise to see where this track actually came from and what might be coming up next for the band.


Here's what happened.



Buzz Slayers: Okay, let's start with "Ready Now"! This record had a bright feel and came through with just the right amount of edginess to it! How did this single come about?


“ReadyNow” is definitely is one of our grittier jams. We’d attribute that more-so to Dann. There was a timespan where it was a bit more difficult to get all five of us together so, sometimes we’d have different practices with each of the guitarists. Sal’s songs were typically more disco/funk/dance inspired and Dann’s songs were a bit heavier. With that said, usually Dann brought a riff to practice and we do a free-jam over it. From there, we usually try to dial in the tempo, rough drums and bass structure. Then, Tim will steer the song vocally from there. After that, we make adjustments around the parts that we feel pop or add some nooks and crannies where we feel are needed.

Buzz Slayers: How did this all start for you as a band?



“ReadyNow” is definitely is one of our grittier jams. We’d attribute that more-so to Dann. There was a timespan where it was a bit more difficult to get all five of us together so, sometimes we’d have different practices with each of the guitarists. Sal’s songs were typically more disco/funk/dance inspired and Dann’s songs were a bit heavier. With that said, usually Dann brought a riff to practice and we do a free-jam over it. From there, we usually try to dial in the tempo, rough drums and bass structure. Then, Tim will steer the song vocally from there. After that, we make adjustments around the parts that we feel pop or add some nooks and crannies where we feel are needed.

Buzz Slayers: What kind of things really inspire songs for you?



We all listen to a pretty vast array of artists and bands in which we draw inspiration from. Most of us started out playing in heavy bands, so that probably attributed to the birth of “ReadyNow”. Our previous release, “Shake Me”, is pretty much its antithesis. All in all, boredom, is a great inspiration.

Buzz Slayers: This single has some great styles on it! Can you give us some of your biggest influences musically?



We all listen to a pretty vast array of artists and bands in which we draw inspiration from. Most of us started out playing in heavy bands, so that probably attributed to the birth of “ReadyNow”. Our previous release, “Shake Me”, is pretty much its antithesis. All in all, boredom, is a great inspiration.

Buzz Slayers: What are you all doing when you're NOT working on music?



When I’m not doing music, I’m working out, traveling, watching sports, battlebots, forged on fire, nerd science history, and nature shit on YouTube.

Buzz Slayers: Who's in all your headphones right now?



Right now in my headphones are Sleep Token, Dayseeker, Emotional Oranges, Iration, and Nightlife.

Buzz Slayers: Are you doing any live performances right now?


We have a show on August 12th at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park.

Buzz Slayers: Did you record yourself or hit a big studio for this?



Tim recorded vocals at Audio Pilot Studios with Rob Freeman. The rest of us recorded at Glower Studios with Shane Stanton. Two awesome places run by two awesome guys who kick ass at what they do!

Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?



Fans can expect us to be playing live some more in the Tri-State area.

Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?



To the Paradise People who jam our jams, we thank you! If you want us to play live near you, let us know where that is!










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