A few months ago we talked about Boston-based band Major Moment as they released the anthemic single ‘The Flood’. The single also gained support from Idobi Radio, Alt.Press and Loudwire. Last week Major Moment released a reimagined version of “The Flood”, it was reworked into a chilling piano-driven ballad complemented with an honest, fragile vocal performance. The current state of the world has brought out so much in humanity, but for this band- it has illuminated their strong will and determination. In support of their hard work and new release we have a Quarantine Q&A that they’ve participated in for us, which we can all learn something from. Enjoy!
MR: Introduce yourself in 6 words or less.
MM: Cinematic rock in English, by Russians.
MR: During the Covid-19 Quarantine, a lot of people spent time doing things they normally wouldn’t have done…did you pick up any new hobbies or learn any new skills?
MM: Yeah, we’ve learned to be more resilient than ever, haha! While others were quarantining, we had a release schedule planned, so regardless of what was happening in the world, we just didn’t want to stop. To keep it going, we had to find a way to support the release financially, so both Andrey and Sasha were driving food deliveries, which also helped others to stay safe at home. We finished recording 4 new tracks literally hours before the stay at home orders were placed. From there it was just us trying our best to stick to the schedule and do all those things we normally would have to do, pandemic or not. If anything changed because of it, it’s probably
us working harder than we ever have, against all odds, but that’s the usual.
MR: What do you miss the most about touring?
MM: You know, we’re not too crazy about touring empty bars, and we haven’t yet grown a fanbase large enough yet to be able to successfully tour sold-out rooms across the world. We do miss the energy of a good live show though, and we’re using this downtime from performing live to work on making our future gigs worth everyone’s time, interacting with fans, making new friends, releasing more music and other supplemental content.
MR: Do you have any Post-Quarantine plans?
MM: A lot of people used this time to relax, watch movies, play videogames, post memes and pick up on new hobbies, which is all totally cool. On the other hand, we’ve spent more time in the studio in the past 6 months, than in our two years prior, shot 2 music videos, and while working 80+ hour weeks in our day jobs at the same time, and still doing all the business-related things behind the curtain to grow our brand. It’s been brutal, so we’d love to ask for some time off, if possible.
MR: What’s one personal item you absolutely can not tour without?
MM: We can only speculate, since we haven’t really toured yet, but we’re not really attached to any personal belongings. If we need anything on the road, we’ll just go buy it.
MR: What are the Top 3 artists you are inspired by?
MM: Linkin Park, Bring Me The Horizon… and then there was 100 different bands and artists competing for #3, hahaha.
MR: Any words of wisdom for someone who may draw their inspiration from you?
MM: Sure! If you’re doing it for the right reasons and are willing to work like you never had to in your life, you’ll find a way to make it work. If you want to create something because you just feel like it, go for it and don’t care about what anyone else says, don’t feel like there’s any pressure. Art
is extremely subjective. However, if you’re trying to make it work in the music business, please do your homework, a lot of it. Please understand what the word “business” in “music business” means. It means no days off, no vacations, no savings, no guarantees it will ever work out. Most
businesses fail, please understand the risks you’re taking on. On the brighter side, look at us. If two Russian kids can achieve some success while living in the US and singing songs they wrote in a language foreign to them, you definitely can. Best of luck to you, make sure you buckle up and enjoy this wild ride!