THE CASE deals in emotion with every track they’ve released, and ‘Throne‘, their latest single, does not settle for less, as it perfectly encapsulates what the project is all about – a fight with your inner self, an expression of beauty, and infatuation with the world so deep it hurts. We talked to the guys about ‘Throne’, collaboration with Italian producer Enrico Tiberi and their new musical ideas!
Can you pinpoint a particular moment that made you dive into producing this music?
In our opinion, this was always our style of music since we started the band. We just took a bit of time to fine-tune and get to the sound we have today.
We tried to integrate more complex synth arrangements on our latest tracks and since our current bass player came from a producing background it was easy to go in that direction. We also liked how it changed the vibe of our songs in a modern way.
How is your latest song, ‘Throne,’ different from any previous songs? What is it new that it brings to the table?
I think we gave it more thought in general, starting with the arrangements, the melody, the lyrics and finally we ended up working with two producers, one in the early stages of the composition and the other after we recorded the song, for finishing touches.
What was it that inspired you to put together ‘Throne’?
We wanted to make a song about how weird it felt to live during a pandemic, being forced to look inside oneself for meaning or risk going mad. We also experimented a lot with new musical ideas during that time. It was more like a blend of parts that turned out to work great together.
How did your collaboration with Enrico Tiberi start?
We loved his previous work, which was mostly with hardcore metal bands, and we were always looking for someone that could impart that level of heaviness to some of our songs. After hearing some of his early ideas on the tracks, we knew we had to work with him on this new material.
I believe that all authentic music is based on the musician’s personal experience. Is this the case for you?
Yes, usually there are parts in almost all our songs that we can trace back to events we lived.
We have the great fortune of everyone in the band being independently creative
What do you hope listeners take away from the single ‘Throne’?
We hope to make them curious about our future releases.
What do you want people to feel primary when listening to your band? How would your music be best served?
In one word, “Entertained”! We love to play live shows and that’s where we best shine.
Where does your impulse to make music come from? Do you have a source for your ideas?
We think it’s our need for self-betterment that has been our greatest driver so far, just trying to make better music with every new song.
We have the great fortune of everyone in the band being independently creative, so we always have a multitude of individual ideas to choose from.
How do you know when a track is ready? Does it ever become difficult to refine ideas or stop perfecting?
We like to think that The Case is set up as an “idea meritocracy”, which basically means that all of the track demos need to pass the majority vote and that only the most unanimously agreed upon ideas will end up in the finished product.
It takes a lot of work and a lot of arguing in the process of finishing a song. Sometimes we scrap the whole song if one of us thinks it’s bad. It is a game of politics. If you can convince the others that your song is good it will pass if not we put it on hold. Maybe we go back to work on it after a few months, maybe we don’t. But usually, we know when a song is ready because we all like it.
Was there any song from one of your past or future releases mainly challenging to write?
One of our future releases called ‘After you’ was by far one of our most challenging pieces, mostly due to its complex structure and myriad of changes we brought to it during the writing process. Also, it’s one of the longest songs we’ve ever written, clocking in at about 5 minutes long.
As a band, you’ve been in this together for many years. Do you think the bond you have as musicians play a big part in creating impactful music?
It’s by far the most important thing. You have to be able to be brutally honest with people that you engage in any artistic endeavor with, and that takes a special kind of person. Being great friends is easy after that.
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