The Drama State ended 2015 on a high note with the premiere of their holiday track, "It's Starting To Hurt A Lot Like Christmas." With the release of multiple music videos and their 3 song Quiet Life EP, last year was a big one for these self-proclaimed millennial rockers, and 2016 only promises to get better. Get to know The Drama State and check out their music video for "Pool House Envy" below!
Interview by Dom Vigil
Can you tell us a little bit about The Drama State for any readers who may not be familiar?
Sure! We are 5 piece Millennial Rock band from Indianapolis, IN. We sing about girls and friends and stuff.
I know you guys are currently working on your next album, and you recently released your single, “38th & Central” - can you tell us a little bit about the song?
It’s about losing someone you considered family. The song was born from everything that happens when a friendship ends on a bad note.
You also just released the music video for “Pool House Envy.” What does this song mean to you guys?
The song is really special to us. I wrote it about a real situation I went through, and we feel it also marks a shift in the bands overall sound.
How was the filming of the video?
The experience of filming the video was so rad. We filmed it in a spot where Ronnie had been going for years. The authenticity of the video matches that of the song and gives it a really good vibe visually to go with the honesty of the song.
Is there anything that you want to explore or expand on with your new music?
We want to really push ourselves. Before we felt like we had to fit into a mold to really get noticed or accepted. Now we just want to press record and let what happens happen.
How do you feel the new music compares to your old material?
We think it’s a lot more mature. Not in the sense that people won’t be able to relate to it like they did our tracks on “Stories” but it’s just a different direction.
Are there any themes or stories that you wanted to touch on with these songs? What can listeners to expect to hear?
There are definitely themes and stories to everything we write but with the new record we really want to open it up to interpretation for everyone listening. We want each person to relate it to something in their lives not say “oh he’s probably singing about this” we want to them to feel like we wrote it for them and the situation they apply it to.
What would you like listeners to take away from your music, new or old?
To just have fun. To live life. You’re not born just to work a job you don’t like and pay bills. Life gets bad sometimes but then it gets better. Keep your head up and keep pushing.
Aside from working on new music, what does the beginning of 2016 look like for The Drama State?
We are really focused on writing a new record. We have a couple things in the works for the album that we’re really stoked on but we won’t be doing much else as far as touring and stuff goes. The wait will be worth it though we promise.
Thanks for taking the time to chat with us! Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Thanks for having us! We are close to releasing a music video for our new single so everyone keep an eye out for it!