Interview: Guytano

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Hailing from Minnesota, Guytano are gearing up to release their debut record I Am Inside My Body tomorrow, December 9th. They are an alt-rock band along the lines of Snow Patrol, Coldplay, and The Killers but with something a little bit different too. Their lyrics are relatable and they dole out a polished catchy sound. We caught up with them ahead of their release tomorrow to chat about the record and what they’ll be up to in the future.



How are you feeling about finally releasing I am Inside my Body?

Very excited to say the least. We’ve been working relentlessly on this record for the past two years and are very thrilled to finally be able to share it with everyone. It’s got some really great tracks that offer something for everyone.

What can we expect from it?

I think it would be safe to say that you can expect to hear something totally it’s own. This album has a lot of energy and although we look up to other bands as examples, we think that this album will pioneer something new in the alternative genre. 

Why did you decide to make a full length rather than go with an EP?

In all honesty we decided to make it a full length album because the music just seemed to keep flowing after we recorded our EP. With the nudge from our producer, 3 songs quickly turned to 10.

Are you looking forward to the album launch on the 10th? Do you have any support bands lined up or will it just be you playing?

Yes we are thrilled to be able to play for all of the people who have supported us this far. And it will just be us. We didn’t find a great fit for an opening band so we just decided to make it a one act show.

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What songs from the album are you most looking forward to playing live?

I think we are all pretty stoked to play ‘When It’s Over’. It’s a very explosive song and a total rush to play live. Also you can’t knock ‘Fall Back’. It always seems to be a show highlight.

What was it like working with Aaron Ankrum and Huntley Miller?

It was totally amazing. They helped us harness our creative energy to a whole new level. We all learned a lot from them. Aaron especially went the extra mile with us in the production stages. As young musicians he has sort of mentored us as we have continued to push our music career.

Can you tell us anything about your upcoming new video for ‘Fall Back in Your Arms’?

Well it’s still a work in progress. We have plans to be shooting in Colorado over the next couple of months. We think it will really harness the energy of the song along with some inspiring visuals to tell a powerful story.

What is the music scene like in Minnesota? Are there any local bands you recommend we check out?

The music scene is definitely on the rise, especially in Minneapolis. It’s been such a blessing to have so many up and coming artists working along side us. I’d say hippo campus is definitely one of the best right now. They have a lot of energy in their music that engages the listeners very well. 

What do you have planned for 2017?

Many things to say the least. We are setting up a Midwest tour over the spring/early summer months and after that we have plans to go back to the studio and start working on album number 2. The creativity just never really stopped flowing after we wrote and recorded I Am Inside My Body. We have many new things we are excited to share with our listeners. 

 

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