Exclusive Interview with Makes My Blood Dance
Congratulations on your release of Together Apart! What are you most excited about with this release?
JOHN: This music video is another step forward in Evan’s vision of the band, now having added some serious choreography, dance moves, and just a beautiful jaw dropping set and cast. I’m pretty stoked that we have a tour perfectly timed for August to ride the buzz – announcement to come soon.
Tell us about this single and what the core of it is about?
JOHN: I gave this song the name #TogetherApart because of all the cheesy hashtags all over instagram during the initial 2020 pandemic wave. But that was very true – I was talking and zooming with all the band members every day – we were together but apart. Evan took it further to write about a relationship where you are actually physically together, but there is no feeling of real love or comfort, it’s a dead, cold relationship.
Favorite part of the single that you think fans will be excited about?
JOHN: It started as a good song, but it’s all about the video now. The dance sequences have really come to assume the identity of the song – check it out, it’s pretty thrilling.
What is the messaging you’re pushing for?
JOHN: Together Apart is similar to our earlier singles in that it expresses desires which can never be met by earthy life. The temptation is to go to sin for fulfillment – Evan overcomes this by accessing his “higher power” in a separate interview. We have differing beliefs on that higher power – I believe in the God of the Bible, who is accessible to me through Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who was sacrificed in place of us all. But either way, our songs always seem to hit that same message of deliverance via a higher power.
But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
1 Corinthians 2:9
Do you ever dedicate singles? Does this one have a special dedication?
JOHN: Outside of our fans and our amazing team helping MMBD along, I keep MMBD a secret and don’t talk about it to anyone. So I’m not sure who to dedicate this to. I just try to be the best person I can be to people of both worlds.
How are you going to show off this single?
JOHN: I’m doing everything to empower our team to spread the music video via social media, and all our networks. Together Apart will be aired on national radio May and perhaps through June, stay tuned.
Are you performing this single LIVE?
JOHN: As I mentioned we’re planning a tour for this August with Edge of Destiny from Austin. We will be rocking this one at every show.
Give us all the links for Together Apart!
TOGETHER APART MUSIC VIDEO IS OUT TODAY!https://youtu.be/Gan_NN_fPiM
Photo of and Interview By: (John Polimeni of Makes My Blood Dance)
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