It has been a hot minute since I had a chance to sit down and put together a damn good article. But luckily I had the chance to talk with Chris Scott from North Carolina rockers, SoulSeason.
Soul Season has been a group that has been on my personal radar for quite some time now even though they haven’t been around that long. I do have to say though, I am a bit ashamed of myself since I haven’t been able to check out these dudes live yet. Soon though, it’s on my list for sure.
T: So why don’t you introduce yourself!
C: I’m Chris Scott, singer, and guitarist for the band SoulSeason. Our other members include Adam Moore on drums and Scott Osment on guitar.
T: So how did you guys get involved in the music industry and form what we know as Soul Season?
C: I’ve been in and out of the scene for 15 years. I gave it up about 5 years ago because it’s so hard to find musicians with the same drive as you. At the time our previous bassist and I had shared bands together and we always clicked on writing. A couple of years ago we decided we wanted to write an album for ourselves as more or less a keepsake. We never wanted to get back into all the hoopla of bands. Once we started writing we got the cravings to play live again and to sum it up here we are.
T: For fans that haven’t had a chance to hear your material before, how would you explain to them what your sound is?
C: Mood metal haha. It’s a self-proclaimed term really. Everything we write starts with an emotion or mood. Usually with riffs or what have you, but once we have a vibe for the song we build the rest around it. Throw in some heavy groove and melody and bake on 666 for 43.7 Minutes and tada SoulSeason song.
T: You just so happened to release your first full-length album “Wither” back in June this past summer, so CONGRATULATIONS on that! Can you give us some insight as to how things went into the recording process?
C: Once we had the songs we wrote we decided we wanted to deliver them raw and unpolished. The purest form. We recorded in two locations ourselves with some good Mics and an I Mac. When I mixed it I just went for an organic live sound. We left small imperfections to flare the character of who we are. We’ve never set out to be anything more than guys writing and playing what comes naturally so we wanted the album to portray that.
T: What happens to be your favorite track on the album?
C: For me, it’s This Lovely Pain. The song has always taken me somewhere. It’s about embracing your demons accepting who you are even the darkness. We all struggle with hardships, it’s what makes us great this song makes peace with that.
T: Speaking of albums. If you had to pick one album, just one, to listen to every day, what/who would it be?
C: That’s an evil fucking question haha. I listen to so many different styles it’s really a mood thing. But I’m the context of important albums to me I’d say Gojiras Magma.
T: Soul Season has really gotten the attention of quite a few people in the North Carolina market, especially with having such a short time in the market, what do you think sets you apart in the scene from others?
C: I am not sure what really sets us apart I try not to look at any comparisons. We just kinda do what feels right for us and people seem to enjoy it. We do big shows load, high energy. We believe people come to shows to see something different and we just try and be the band we’d wanna go and see.
T: If you were to step outside right now and find a lottery ticket that ends up winning $10 million. What would you do with the winnings?
C: Focus on my music full-time hands down. Quit this day job shit and live the dream. I’ve always dreamed of owning a label and helping bands strive. There’s so much negativity in music amongst bands, you can’t change that but no one takes a chance on some of the real talents there is out there.
T: What are the plans for the future?
C: We are wrapping up shows for the year and finishing up writing our next album. This time we are approaching a little differently and are headed to NYC to record at Gojira’s studio. It’s truly an honor to do so and we can’t wait to unleash a few other surprises coming up.
There you have it folks, an insight into the world of Soul Season. Make sure you pick up a copy of their EP at an upcoming show! Until then, check out their social media pages linked below!