How did the band come to be?
It all started with this: WHEN WE ARE TOGETHER, WE ARE STRONGER.
The Last Element originates when we face the passing of one dearly loved, the hardship of a broken home or the breaking of hearts – it is the first spark, the first sense of emotion, a first feeling that evolves into a creative mind.
Bringing these elements together they find a way to grow - Broken hearts fit like pieces of
puzzles and these pieces mend into one big heart. We believe there are many like us, waiting to join our hearts. Together we are stronger, together we are The Last Element.
Do you have any releases coming up in the new year?
I Think we have multiple planned, we just released our latest, Cut it off. We hope to release about four songs this year and we might release some B-sides in a different way. We just want to keep growing and do cool things so it might all change in the blink of an eye when we think of something different.
What is something you want listeners to take away from your music?
I think it’s in my starting statement as well. We as humans aren’t made to live life alone, to depend only on ourselves. We are so much stronger and better off when we share our lives with people we love. The songs we write are very personal, it’s pure and open, we all deal with shit, we all deal with difficult times. Sometimes things feel hopeless, but honestly if you focus on the broader picture there is always something or someone to lift your spirits. That’s what we try with our music, showing the duality of life, the dark and the beauty, the good and the bad. We try to reach out our hands to pull you back up.
With everything that is going on in our world what is one cause or organization that you are passionate about?
There are so many! But we see the damages done to the music industry, the small time bands, the venues, the big bands and everything around it. Now more than ever we believe it’s important to unify as one and feel good with each other. So keep supporting culture and keep making it possible that there is more in this world than just capitalism, money makes things possible, but heart makes things last. So we can’t wait till the day we can play live shows again and meet everyone out there.
What is your writing process like?
Jumping back into moments and emotions. We mostly tap from the well of experiences and let that influence what we want a song to sound like. The creative process has multiple layers mostly. It can start with a guitar riff or a piano chord progression from there we just take it wherever. It’s such a cool thing, each of us has a way to add to the songs. Sometimes it’s either Jan or Noah dropping a fully made instrumental and giving me the space to sing melodies and lyrics, afterwards we adjust the instruments and Robert records all the drums to be a perfect match with vocals and the rest of the instruments. In that way each song always unifies.
To follow up with the last question, what inspires your sound?
So I think I covered this one haha, but to sum it up:
That would be life, simple as that, a lot of emotions arise from the daily, when I write lyrics it's always inspired by real life events that I go through, some I've been through and some are happening, but mostly I just write what pops up in my head. I need a pen and paper to clear my head, screaming and singing it all out of my head when I record. In the end it's something we all face and we all have different ways of expressing what we feel. I'm sure a lot of people can relate to the lyrics, cause honestly it's not about me... it's about you.
Any tours coming up soon?
Sadly no ! Guess the bigger artists are first in line, but we hope to get some really cool support shows and maybe if things go well get a tour going too
Anything you would like to tell our readers?
Sure! shout out to us, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org you can get merch, you can just say you hate or love us, it’s all good! We love to meet all of you!
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