The journey for I Built The Sky has been nothing short of phenomenal. From being a bedroom project for Rohan Stevenson through to opening for the likes of Haken and touring internationally with Caligula’s Horse and Circles. But Stevenson promises that the best is yet to come with a brand new album dropping later this year and a tour to follow.
“I’m really surprised myself,” Stevenson says with a laugh when we begin to talk about the I Built The Sky. “It all started with me cracking the shits a bit over where I was at with music and with not much happening. It felt like the creative side of things was being pushed to the wayside in order to favour the business side of things so I just craved getting back to a creative mind-set. I left a few projects that I was involved with in order to focus on writing music and improving my skills as a writer and in production and then it just built and built.”
Our discussion then turns to the new music that he has been working on and Stevenson says he believes this is some of the best music he has ever created. “I think there are more dynamics in the songs,” he explains. “There is more light and shade. The heavy bits are heavy and the soft bits are nice. There are a lot more dynamics in the production and in the song-writing for sure.”
“It is all from within,” he says when we begin to talk about where the inspiration comes from for his music. “It is about following your ear, following your sound and to be able to provoke emotion out of music so when I write I definitely want an emotional connection in the way that it comes across but I am not watching the news and trying to draw from that.”
Aussie fans can expect to see I Built The Sky live again as well. “We want to tour after the album comes out,” says Stevenson excitedly. “At the moment we just have an east coast run planned which will be in early November and we’ll try to make that a special event.”