Exclusive Ionia Interview!
The New York City rock band, Ionia, have endured many obstacles over the last few years. But, like any solid foundation, they seem to be standing stronger than ever with their most recent release album ‘Post Cards from the Edge Chapter 1 Delta 32′.
Lead singer Blaise Beyhan took some time to answer some of our questions about the new album, his favorite festival to play, and more! Some of the answers will probably make you chuckle, like we did 🙂
Thank you so much for taking time to answer some of our questions! We know the video that you released in December, “They Look Like Big Strong Hands Don’t They,” has been doing really well, so we want to congratulate you on that!
Thanks so much! We are grateful that you have taken interest in what we do.
Postcards From The Edge: Chapter 1. Delta 32 came out on February 1st. What can we expect from the new EP?
I think expectations are a dangerous habit, probably best to just listen. Music alway says so much more than language ever can by itself.
What was it like working with Mike Sapone, who has previously worked with bands like Brand New and Taking Back Sunday?
He is amazing, a shaman.
How have the changes you’ve experienced as a band created you into the band you are today?
With every change come an evolution. We are grateful for our failures and losses as well as our victories. They have all been valuable tools.
Can you explain your sound to someone who has never heard your music or seen you perform live?
It’s made out of people.
What do you like better about playing festivals versus a regular tour?
Festivals are very much like you have joined the circus. Tours are a bit more sane. Both are great.
What has been your favorite festival you’ve played?
Who has been your favorite band to perform with and why?
Any band that truly loves what they do is a joy to play with regardless of genre.
Any plans for 2015 set in stone?
More music, more shows, more videos.
Thank you again for taking the time to answer our questions! Can’t wait to see what the year has in store for you!