Interview – Lost Club

We featured the song Alone by one man band Lost Club in a round-up review of indie rock music earlier this year. I really liked the song and wanted to find out more so decided to do an interview – read on below to find out more!

By Jane Howkins

Earlier this year you released a new track titled Alone, which we reviewed. What can you tell us about the track and where can it be purchased?

Alone is a part of my sophomore EP Saudade. The EP is available on all streaming services. The song Alone is one stage of the journey within a relationship, which is what the EP is centered around. Alone focuses on the indecisiveness associated with the contemplation of leaving a relationship. The realization that things aren’t working out, but the desire to stay in a relationship that’s “comfortable”.

Have you got any plans to release a full length album or an EP anytime soon?

The EP Saudade released December 4th!

What is the writing and recording process like for you?

Lost Club is a one-man act. Being a solo project, writing has been challenging but also rewarding. I have to rely on myself and I don’t have anyone to bounce ideas off of, but at the same time I have complete control over the sound of the music. It’s been a double-edged sword. Recording has been more collaborative than writing. I typically record at my home studio and then send the tracks off to get mixed and mastered. This EP and single I’ve been at Rockbot Studios in Jacksonville, Florida for most of the recording process.

Do you plan to release any singles at any point in the near future?

I’m focusing on performance more now that the EP has been released. I’d like to take a little break from writing to focus on marketing these new songs.

You’re based in Florida. What is the music scene like in your part of the world at the moment?

Jacksonville, Florida has a good music scene. It’s not like major metropolitan cities, but it’s good in it’s own right. We have fantastic musical acts like LANNDS and Kairos Creature Club coming out of Florida, both of which are great up-and-coming bands.

What/who influences you most as an artist? What have you been listening to recently?

I’ve been really influenced by Last Dinosaurs lately. I think they’ve had a big influence on this EP. The 1975 is also an influence, along with bands like MGMT and The Strokes. I’ve been listening to the new Killers album a lot lately.

Has the pandemic hindered your work much?

The pandemic hasn’t hindered me as much as it has other musical acts. Being a solo act, I didn’t have to put band practice or anything like that on hold, and in some regards it’s been beneficial, as I’ve been able to focus on writing with the extra time I’ve had.

Do you have any tour dates lined up?

No tour dates lined up currently.

What can people expect from one of your shows and why should people come and see you perform live?

I’d like to think my live shows offer something that can be intimate and at the same time fun. It’s just me on stage and I think that can allow me to connect with people one-on-one. Instead of a group of people that form an abstract entity as a band, I’m just one person that wants you to have fun and connect with myself and the music.

Any last words for the fans?

I hope you enjoy Alone and the new EP! Be sure to check it out on all available streaming services.