US heavy outfit Invent Animate are riding a dual wave of success,
Fresh from signing with UNFD, the band have also recently released their three track EP The Sun Sleeps, As If It Never Was, a powerful exploration on the ricochet effect of trauma and addiction based on life experiences of drummer Trey Celaya.
Celaya joined HEAVY during the week to discuss the EP and the personal nature of its content.
“Musically, we were really just aiming to distil all of the parts that make what we are,” he said of the sound of the EP. “We’ve had a few key themes that we’ve always stuck with, one being super heavy parts but also really heavy on the atmosphere then using synths and layers to create things like landscapes, so we were really just… we weren’t trying to impress anybody, we weren’t trying to write a hit radio single or anything. We just wanted to write a really authentic version of ourselves at this stage in our careers. That’s all we were going for. I think we did the idea justice.”
In the full interview, Trey talks about his own personal demons and how they translate to the songs on the EP, the telling of different viewpoints through the lyrics and why that is important, why he felt the need to share his darkest moments with the world, the healing process and where it begins, future plans for Invent Animate and more.