Josey Stine from Chasing Apparitions talks to Loud-Stuff about hypocrisy, making memories and Memento Mori.
How would you describe your music?
I would describe Chasing Apparitions as a mix between Born of Osiris & Wage War. We’ve backed off on the synth elements since our debut EP, but we still use them to flair up the background.
Tell us about the history of the project?
Originally Chasing Apparitions started as a solo project by myself, but as time went on I realized I couldn’t do everything I wanted on my own. Through social media I met Jacob Ortengren & we worked on Am I Worth Saving?.
Shortly after we went to Konkrete Studios & recorded it so we could have a vocalist audition. Jonathan Dolese recommended Justin Stubbs & we all just had instant chemistry.
What are your influences/ musical heroes?
Our biggest influences at the moment are Wage War, Thousand Below, Dayseeker, Northlane, Fit for a King, Bad Omens, etc.
What inspires you?
Chasing Apparitions draws influence from the current state of the world around us. We’re not afraid to call out the hypocrisy of the world & tell you how we really feel about it.
Do you write on the road? Or do you prefer to write in the studio?
Normally when we’re on tour we tend to just live in the moment, have as much fun as possible & try to make as many memories as possible. We primarily write at our homes & then get together for studio time.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
Currently my personal favorite is L’appel Du Vide. I just love the energy & vibe that the song gives off.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
I’d love to tour with Thousand Below, Dayseeker, Soulseeker, & Relics.
What are your current thoughts on the music industry?
Currently I feel like the music industry is in a rough spot. Due to COVID-19 the entire industry has come to a stand-still. You have a bunch of small immature bands trying to book shows in secret & it’s just hurting everyone. We need to get this COVID situation under control. Music was one of the first things to go away & it’ll be one of the last to come back.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
I once had someone in Pennsylvania ask me to add their daughter on snapchat. I respectfully declined & stepped away from the merch table.
What are your future plans?
Currently Chasing Apparitions is planning on dropping another single Memento Mori on 4th September, 2020, with our sophomore EP, Am I Worth Saving? coming out shortly after.
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