Not your average pop/punk band, Sadderday is a 5 piece collective from right here is Los Angeles, California. Their heavy and hard-hitting sound will have you rocking out with the musical arranges of Jose Ibarra (Vocals), Jose Matute (Guitar/Back up vox), Luis Matute (Drums/Backup vocals), Julian Martinez (Guitar/Back up vocals), Alex Lievano (Bass). Exploding into the music industry, Sadderday has performed with great upcoming acts like In Her Own Words, Tell Tale, Divided Minds, For The Win.
Sadderday’s newest single “Lord, Beer Me Strength” boasts retrospective lyricism, pummeling guitars, catchy melodic riffs, and heavy rhythmic drums. Sadderday exudes an authentic chemistry that only comes from fine calibration and undeniable talent. “Lord, Beer Me Strength” weaves through storytelling elements while still remaining a contemporary pop/punk/rock track. Using music as an outlet for their emotive lyricism, Sadderday establishes a solid foundation for their fans to relate to their songs. “Lord, Beer Me Strength” is a welcome and addicting new addition to the music industry and I highly recommend you check it out and stay on the lookout for what Sadderday delivers next!
Check out “Lord, Beer Me Strength” and read more below in our exclusive interview!
Welcome to BuzzMusic Sadderday! Can you tell us a bit about yourselves and how you all met?
Music has been a big part of everyone in this band for the majority of our lives. Most of us know each other for a very long time and we found this passion for music was the main thing we all have in common. Jose Ibarra (vocals) and Julian Martinez (rhythm guitar) grew up together living a couple buildings from each other. Jose (lead guitar) and Luis (drums) Matute are brothers who have been playing music together for a very long time. Alex Lievano (bass) and José (vocals) have known each other since middle school. Luis introduced his brother to everyone while a couple of us were part of a different band. This made it easy to find the pieces that now form Sadderday.
How did Sadderday come to fruition?
Sadderday was formed at the end of 2015 after a previous project fell through. We went through about 2 years as a 3 piece band consisting of Jose Ibarra (vocals), Jose Matute(lead guitar) and Luis. In 2018 we added Alex who would take on bass for us and added a much needed element to the band. A year later we reached our final form with the addition of Julian on rhythm guitar. This helped us find a more complete sound as well as add balance to the band. Things have definitely picked up for us these last 2 years. We’ve been able to find who we are as a band and what we aspire to be moving forward.
Tell us about your new track “Lord, Beer Me Strength”! What’s the meaning behind the lyrics?
“Lord, Beer Me Strength” is a reference from the hit comedy show “The Office”. The title has absolutely nothing to do with the song but we found humor in the fact that it states a plea for help in a comedic way. We were able to correlate the song title with the lyrics in a sense that this song can be a plea for help finding strength to fight oneself and the mistakes we make as individuals. The song focuses on coming to a realization that you can grow and become a better person. Sometimes we handle things a certain way based on the way that we are or how we grew up. That’s not always the best way to handle things. You end up hurting people because you don’t take anything or anyone into consideration. The whole point of it is coming to terms with the fact that you need to think of how certain things might make someone else feel. Your actions or your words might not always sit well with others. It’s about fighting to win a battle with yourself to grow and become a better person not only for yourself but for the people you love and who ultimately love you back.
What was the writing process like for this track?
I think this is the first song that instrumentally we didn’t bring something from home and just write around a certain part. For this track and definitely for what’s been written lately for the coming EP we found a groove where we literally just jam out in our lockout, studio, dark room whatever you may know it by. And as mentioned earlier the meaning to the lyrics were just as meaningful to us as the element of not having the traditional pop-punk sound. Which we embrace fully.
What’s next for Sadderday?
Summer has been amazing to us so far we’ve played a little more than a handful of shows in June with a lot of great bands that just happen to be friends of ours, so it’s been great.
IN JULY THOUGH.. We have a HUGE show on July 12th in Pomona with great up and coming bands (Tell Tale, Divided Minds, Sincerely Me) so we couldn’t be more excited for that one. As I mentioned earlier and EP. We’re done with everything we need to do before we actual record. With that being said we start tracking Drums this coming weekend! Release date for that is not known yet at this time, but always check our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for updates on anything we cook up for everyone to see!
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