Get to Know Silent Rival

Alternative-rock band, Silent Rival, is currently on tour with Night Riots promoting their new single “Just One Voice” from their upcoming new album. I was curious to know more about them as a band, their music, and how tour life has been treating them. Go forth and read to learn about their story!

So one of the things that caught my attention when I first heard of Silent Rival was the diversity in the band. Coda was born and raised in Orange County, Joz is from Mexico, and Yukata from Japan, each bringing in something unique to the band. Being originally from Mexico, I love learning more about other people’s backgrounds, how music brought them together and how everything started.

“We met in LA and connected over shared musical tastes. It’s funny because a lot of people have brought up our diversity, but we’ve always related to each other easily because we share the same tastes”

-Silent Rival

As mentioned above, Silent Rival is currently promoting their most recent song “Just One Voice”, which has a similar theme to some of their other songs; the rejection of the idea that the world is a messed up place. “This song is about taking responsibility for the world we’ve created, and with that responsibility comes great power. I see people doing things to make the world a better place every day, and this song is for them,” says Silent Rival

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They also talk about how each song takes its own path before its completed. So how does Silent Rival create new music? How does the process look like? “… it starts with Joz humming and playing guitar into his phone. Then he starts creating a demo. After singing it to myself, the melody takes on a different shape, sometimes changing completely. And once I give it lyrics we look at it again with fresh eyes, at which point anything is subject to being redone or thrown out completely. We don’t get emotionally attached until it’s time to send it to get mixed. The quote about art, art is never finished, it’s only abandoned is very true for us.”

As Silent Rival continues their tour with Night Riots, they share that they don’t have too much time for any exploring when visiting new places. “The thing that people don’t realize, is that there is almost no time for any activities. I know it sounds boring, but it’s always a plus if we get to sleep. The best part of touring has always been meeting people who like our music, and having the opportunity to build a relationship with them.”

Silent Rival is currently working on a handful of songs to put into their new album which will most likely be released in the fall. They’ll also be playing at El Rey Theatre in LA next weekend, so be sure to check them out if you’re in town!

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