Louder Than Words are a four-piece rock band from Las Vegas, NV who are killing it with their atmospheric sound.
The band formed in August 2015 with three members, and quickly developed their sound with their debut EP Letters & Lovers. The EP led to local recognition for the band, and subsequently they were chosen to play Extreme Thing 2016, opening for acts including Set It Off and State Champs.
Now, the band – currently made up of Dillon Potkay-Moore (vocals & rhythm guitar), Esteban Ruelas (bass), Christian Hill (lead guitar), and Jonathan Buzzin (drums) – are back and stronger than ever. Armed with a sound which truly represents them as a band, they released their new single ‘Stockholm’ earlier this month.
We got to chat with the band about their new music, their band dynamic, future plans and more.
Congratulations on the release of your new single ‘Stockholm’. What’s the reaction to it been like so far?
The reaction to “Stockholm” has been more positive than I ever could have hoped for. I’m stoked people are enjoying the song.
It’s your first release for over a year – why did you decide to choose ‘Stockholm’ as your “comeback” track?
We felt as if Stockholm fit who we truly are. It’s very upbeat and kind of edges away from the ‘poppy’ sound we’ve always had.
Can you tell us about the inspiration behind the song?
Dillon: I was in a long relationship that ended a while ago, but I’m still working through some stuff regarding it. That’s essentially where the song came from.
What was the creative process like? How long did it take to form from the initial concept to the finished product?
It didn’t take all too long on my end to get everything together vocal-wise. I think the guys sent me the demo track for the song and I recorded some takes over it and sent it out to them in about a day or so.
You’ve also released a music video for the song. How did the concept come about and how was the filming experience?
In the video for “Stockholm” you can see the actors undergo an actual physical change. We really wanted to drive the point home that when they’re separated, they become different than when they were together. It was pretty quick to see it go from concept to being fleshed out by the time we were done even just filming.
You’re working on an EP – what can fans expect from it?
I think people can expect a few things out of left field from the band on an upcoming EP. The sound is evolving and it’ll probably be evident in later material.
What do you hope that listeners will take away from your music?
I hope people who listen to our music can understand that when they’re going through some tough stuff that they’re not the only ones who are going through it. It helps to know that you’re not suffering alone and that there’s at least some sort of support system in the form of these songs.
You’ve experienced some line up changes within the band. How has the band dynamic changed since?
We’ve kept pretty steady with everything. It was rough for a bit but we kept writing regardless. Our motivation has never left. Bringing in Dillon, we experienced a huge change. He brought a lot to the table and it’s going to change our sound for the better.
How has your sound developed since your debut EP, Letters & Lovers?
We started off pretty poppy. That’s probably our biggest change yet. We’ve settled down on being poppy and we’re adding more grit to our sound.
Will there be some live performances from you soon? If so, what can we expect from a Louder Than Words show?
Potentially later this year! We’re focusing on writing new material at the moment.
What would you like to achieve next as a band?
We’d like to start playing shows and maybe head out on a few tours.
What are your plans for the rest of the year?
As far as 2019 goes, I’d like to drop another single or two and an EP down the line.
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