By Nicholas Jason Lopez
Inspired by the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, Chase Atlantic and BTS, alternative pop outfit WITHOUT A SIN recently debuted their new single “COLORS” via 4us Records, a darker followup to their 2019 breakthrough track “FRI-END.”
The Music Bugle had the chance to speak with the group about “COLORS” and more.
Music Bugle – How did you guys decide the band name?
Max – When we had to choose a band name, we wanted something with a meaning, something people could relate to. When opinions can nowadays divide us, with or without sins, we can still stand together and be the best version of ourselves. This is the meaning of our band name.
Music Bugle – What inspired your new single “COLORS”?
Amin – “COLORS” is a succession to the band’s debut single “FRI-END.” It speaks about an episode of my life – betrayed by my former best friend and girlfriend. The lyrics deliver intimate details about the course of emotions I actually went through. I wanted to share theses personal feelings that are some relatable things that anybody could experience. Whatever the difficulties, you are never alone.
Music Bugle – What excites you the most about your style of music?
Remy – We like thinking that we are offering something new in the scene by highlighting the diversity of our influences. Indeed, we tend to offer a mainstream sound, while keeping a foot in the alternative scene. We are also embracing a dark aesthetic, while incorporating small K-Pop influences at times and are really happy to play this type of music.
Music Bugle – What are three of your favorite all-time albums?
Amin – Mine would be without hesitation, ‘Stand Up And Scream.’ I mean, I listen to a lot of different styles of music, but I grew up listening to Asking Alexandria, so, yeah, just my go-to album.
Max – My fave album is the ‘Black’ album by Metallica, but I don’t really know. (Laughs) This question is a bit difficult to answer.
Remy – I think mine should be ‘Meteora’ by Linkin Park.
Music Bugle – Who are you listening to right now, music-wise?
Max – I’ve been jamming the last record from Miley Cyrus. I really dig it!
Remy – At the moment, I’m listening to a lot of Trippie Redd, especially “Without You” featuring the legend, Travis Barker.
Amin – I’m fully into the last Chase Atlantic album. Really loved the trap/rock/alt/pop vibes of ‘Beauty And Death’!
Music Bugle – What do you attribute your streaming success to?
Amin – Honestly, there will be no surprises and we all agree within the group. It’s the same everywhere – hard work, perseverance and above all, consistency. When someone in the band is not necessarily feeling their best, we are there and we support each other because we are all going through the same journey.
Music Bugle – How have you been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?
Remy – It has been kind of hard not seeing the boys, but since we have the anger to make our project a thing, we still try our best, despite all of the mess happening in the world.
Amin – Yeah, it has been pretty hard sometimes, but we tried experimenting and writing new material during this period.
Max – And damn, I miss playing shows with my boys!
Music Bugle – Where do you go when you need an escape?
Max – I love customizing my guitars! It actually helps me taking a step back on things, in general.
Remy – Personally, I’d say laying in parks and writing some stuff down.
Music Bugle – What do you hope for from the rest of 2021?
Amin – Releasing our debut EP would be our main goal, for sure! By the way, if you want to leave with guesswork/research, the EP’s name is hidden somewhere in the lyrics of one of our first two singles…
Music Bugle – What’s something that you wish the music industry had more of?
Amin – The alt/rock scene is kind of dead in France these days. At the same point, you will find bands such as The 1975 or Machine Gun Kelly doing pop punk, topping the charts in the United Kingdom or in the United States. We truly wish that this type of music would be more accessible/trendy in our French home-country.