Forget genres: Pure opens enough doors within their sound to keep listeners engaged with new single "Still You" featuring Landon Hill of Sigil.
In 2019, Pure released some of the best singles within the genre. If they happened to slip under the radar for you, now is the time to start listening, because their latest single, "Still You," featuring Landon Hill of Sigil is about to leave you addicted to their wide-range sound.
“I think since day one we wanted to aim for the stars. It is awesome to see so many people interacting with our music as well as sharing it with others. There’s no limit to the sky, so we’d love to take those numbers much higher throughout these next releases.”
The two-piece experimental rock band is used to making waves within the rock scene, and this new single is no different. Their first refreshing and gritty single, "Daze Off" would pave the way for their non-conforming sound that would spill into their next single, "Search For Home." Since then, Pure has continuously opened doors with their inventive, unpredictable sound."Still You" picks up where that energy has left off. With hefty guitar riffs, intense rap sections, fierce vocal energy, and hard-hitting lyrics, Pure is turning the tides again with their sound to deliver another sound unlike any other. The new era is beginning, and Pure wants us come along for the ride.
Thank you guys for coming on INTO THE VOID! I appreciate it. When you guys first started PURE as a band, did you ever think it would become the success it has been today? You guys have accumulated over 300K views collectively based on your singles alone.
Chase Long: I think since day one we wanted to aim for the stars. It is awesome to see so many people interacting with our music as well as sharing it with others. There’s no limit to the sky, so we’d love to take those numbers much higher throughout these next releases.
I feel that with each single you guys have released, there is this kind of hands-off approach to the way you make music. Whatever happens instrumentally is what is going to happen, and it's just all very free-range. Instrumentally, I think that is what makes this new single a cut above the rest so far because it feels a bit different, heavier, and raw in some cases. Where are you coming from with "Still You" instrumentally that was not present in current releases?
Chase Long: I think you summed that up well! We wanted something more aggressive, without feeling the need to go overboard with the screaming n' whatnot. Musically I wanted to keep it simple while laying down riffs people would want to take home and learn. I think we executed what we were trying to do very well on this track.
What was the recording process like working with Landon Hill of Sigil,(shoutout to those guys as well!)? Stylistically, their sound is massive and gritty, so to be able to mold your two styles together must have been an amazing experience.
Chase Long: Yeah, it was awesome. Landon has always been a friend of ours & working with him on this was super cool. We left his part open for interpretation and he smacked out something we all got hooked on. 10 out of 10 process, and shooting the video with him alongside was a blast.
I want to jump into the lyrics of "Still You." It's deep in terms of wanting someone that can not decide what they want in a relationship and how frustrating that can be in the process. Anyone can identify with the song I feel because most have been in a position where they have been sure about their person, but that person is not in many cases. Anyone can answer this, but where were you at in life when you were sitting down to write this song?
Chase Long: I think I was more so in a reflective period. It wasn’t something I was experiencing currently, but something that was on my mind. I had a close friend go through something like this and that kinda brought back the old memories of situations I’ve been in. It was overall very fun and sort of therapeutic to write about. I'm very happy with how these lyrics came out.
How has this release made you grow personally as an artist and what would you like listeners to take from this?
Chase Long: I want listeners to always keep an open mind with our music. I want people to know we can go wherever we want with our sound and it can still be appealing. I think “Still You” will do just that.
As far as personal growth, I think we took a huge leap as an artist. We took a ton of risks & tried a bunch of new things. Proud of ourselves on this one!
What's next for you guys?
Chase Long: More music, live gigs, collaborating with other artists, and lots of other cool stuff. So keep your eyes peeled!
Thanks a bunch!