When someone you love does you wrong, you should be this angry.
It may seem small, but when a band can accurately yet succinctly capture their artistic identity in their name, you know you’re in for a good time. As their name might suggest, Black Rock Candy has perfected music that grabs your attention with its catchy, memorable choruses with a healthy infusion of hard rock edge. Armed with the artistic talent to take the world by storm and the equally vital willingness to put their heads down and put the work in, as long as this talented band can maintain the impressive standard they’ve set for themselves, the world is their oyster.
Drawing influences from dynamic bands like Heart, Stone Temple Pilots, and The Runaways, Black Rock Candy’s down-to-earth passion and love for music has earned them paramount respect in the scene, landing two songs on-air at 95.5 KLOS and taking them on tour. Constantly finding ways to incorporate their lived experiences, good and bad, part of the reason fans have found their music so appealing is simple. Black Rock Candy’s music feels inherently human, and there are always themes fans and first-time listeners alike will be able to relate to. Never afraid to shy away from speaking their truth, every Black Rock Candy release gives something different for listeners to enjoy.
Black Rock Candy’s latest release, “Trouble,” shows this dynamic band’s commitment to their artistic integrity, even if it’s not always glamorous. The song’s story focuses on a topic far too many can relate to: a friend who cheated on his girlfriend. Beginning with raucous, powerful guitar riffs that immediately set a powerful, defiant tone, Black Rock Candy immerses you in a soundscape that captures the anger and hurt one would feel in this situation. Dropping lyrics like “Looks like you’ve found yourself a new baby / So don’t try to call back I won’t be waiting,” Black Rock Candy describes “Trouble” as an eye-opening experience for the band, ultimately finding irony in the fact that the person “Trouble” was based on loved the song, having no clue he was the subject.
Black Rock Candy’s latest release, “Trouble,” is an electrifying release that deliciously channels the rightful anger you feel at a lover who’s betrayed you. Whenever you’re ready, tap in and stream Black Rock Candy’s “Trouble”, available now on all majour streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Black Rock Candy! We loved “Trouble;" what a powerful release! We have to ask: we know the inspiration came from someone close to you, but how did the creative process for this release shake out?
“Trouble” was inspired by a true story. It became sort of a “scream at the top of your lungs” kind of song. We wanted to keep the lyrics simple so anyone can relate, which we feel many can. The concept is about someone who screwed you over and made you seem like a fool. The anger, sadness, and pain that may come with an experience like this is definitely something we wanted to shine a light on and show that we can regain control over those feelings.
You’ve also made a fantastic video to accompany this release; what was your initial vision for the music video, and did the final version end up similar to what you first imagined?
Because of the story and the feeling of “Trouble,” we thought what better way to show this anger and chaos than a rage room. This was our initial idea initially, and we are so happy with the outcome of the video. Our director, Allison Parra, was amazing at helping our vision come to life, and we are so proud of the final product.
You’re not afraid to draw from personal experiences. How meaningful are your personal experiences to the music you make?
When we use our personal experiences in our music, it’s often a therapeutic outlet for us. We feel it is important to use personal experiences because it helps us to connect with our audience. The emotions come through when we perform the songs, and we think that is vital in engaging an audience. In other words, it’s real.
If your listeners could take one thing away from your music, what would you want it to be and why?
Throughout the current project, including the release of “Honey” and “Trouble,” we hope listeners feel empowered. We want them to walk away wanting more and feeling good about what they hear.
What’s next for Black Rock Candy? Can we expect to hear more new music soon, and is there anything you want to say to your fans?
We will release another project, including “Trouble,” in the future. More than likely an EP. We are continuously writing, playing shows, and working on our brand so our listeners can follow the journey with us. We also plan on going on tour next year, so we are also looking forward to that.