Music Spotlight: The Faim
Meet pop-punk band The Faim, composed of Josh Raven on vocals, Michael Bono on guitar/bass/vocals, Stephen Beerkens on bass/keys, + Sean Tighe on drums. Pulling influences from some of our favorite bands like State Champs + Blink 182, The Faim invades our ears with the infectious sound on their newly released debut EP. Appropriately titled Summer Is a Curse, the 6-track EP has been the perfect soundtrack to end our summer. We chatted with Stephen about the release.
Asymmetric Magazine: Congrats on your recent release! Tell us about Summer Is A Curse.
Stephen Beerkens: This EP contains the songs that we wholeheartedly feel best portray who we are as a band. Each song is different to the other and touches on different parts of our lives. We’ve drawn upon a huge collection of musical influences to create a sound that we can comfortably say is our own. We’re so happy to finally be releasing this music for the world to hear!
AM: So, how would you describe your sound?
SB: Our sound is very diverse. We’ve all grown up listening to such a wide range of music, leading us to be inspired by many different styles when writing this EP.
AM: What was the process like making this EP?
SB: We absolutely loved the process of creating this EP–from start to finish. Writing these songs was such a personal journey for us. We learned so much about ourselves as musicians and we pushed our writing abilities as far out of our comfort zone as we could.
AM: What themes do you typically pursue through your music?
SB: We like to think of our songs as letters to the world. Each song is so personal in the way that it captures a very real time in all of our lives. We draw upon our experiences of growth, relationships and youthful memories during the songwriting process.
AM: What other musicians are currently inspiring you?
SB: We’re currently listening to and loving artists like Don Broco, The Dangerous Summer and Arizona.
AM: Where is one place that you feel completely in touch with your creative self/music?
SB: Any time that I’m sitting at a piano is when I feel most in touch with my creative self. It’s the place where I’ve always gone to express myself and my emotions through my playing.
AM: What can we expect to hear from you next?
SB: You can expect to hear more new music, as we never stop writing no matter where we are. There are so many exciting things to come that we can’t wait to share with you all!