Get to Know Red Skies Mourning!
Hi Red Skies Mourning! Thank you for speaking with me!
Tell us about your latest release?
My upcoming release is "Lost Without You," released Jan 8th, 2022. This is the 3rd song being released of the new sound but it technically was the first song I worked on with Cesar Da Emperor and Ryan Curtis.
What was the creative process for it?
The initial idea was to blend multiple genres, break the barriers and find out what the new sound would be in Red Skies Mourning. I'm pretty good at workflows, from my regular job and being in the Marine Corps, finding the best methods for continually writing tunes... so this was a great starting point. Cesar produced the instrumental and beats at his studio using real instruments minus the drums. Once that was done, Ryan went through it and did the melody for the song. After that was done, I wrote the lyrics and sang... then Jeff Kanan(who worked on my older stuff) did the mixing/mastering. That workflow has worked pretty well as we are now working on our 6th song together and talking about song 7 in two weeks. If you listen to "Lost Without You" then go to "Deep Moonlight" those vibes are way different. Definitely exciting while the sound keeps shaping!
Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
In the past, I would say Alice In Chains(Layne and Jerry), Chris Cornell(Soundgarden, Audioslave, his solo stuff), Wu-tang, Onyx, Jodeci, Boyz II Men, Tupac, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Dream Theater Coldplay and Megadeth. Currently I'm listening to Marshmello, Halsey, Post Malone, The Weeknd, AJR, Grandson, Biebers new songs are good.
Who would be a dream collaboration for you?
Marshmello has put out some great tunes. Posty and Coldplay would be fun. I haven't done a collab yet, so realistically it'll definitely be someone ALOT smaller. lol.
Do you have a mantra or piece of advice you carry with you that you like to pass on to other musicians?
Always be humble and kind. Always be positive, keep your ego in check if you have one... The view from the top will be lonely and it's a long fall, especially how short life is. You will fall, the question is when, so have fun while you're here.
Any upcoming projects we should be on the lookout for?
I'm finishing up the lyrics for the 6th song which is based on Super Mario, and I'll be in LA in two weeks to chat with Cesar and Ryan about song 7... which will be our "Deep Moonlight Part 2" but based on Sonic the Hedgehog.
Please let everyone know where to keep up with your music!
Thank you for your time!
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