INTERVIEW: Stephanie Stevens talks with New Age Premonition vocalist Charlie Esparza as they discuss the band and music - READ IT HERE
By Stephanie Stevens
Happy to have found this new great band! Not only was I blown away by the music but the story of strength and courage from a amazing human, Charles Esparza vocalist of @new_age_premonition
Q: How did u become a musician and what is ur instrument of choice?A: Guitar is my instrument of choice, but music did not come to me personally in a good way. I had a-lot of depressing things going on at the time in my head, so it gave me a-lot to jot about I guess.
Q: Tell us about your band and how being in a band has helped you gain confidence?
A: geez its the members. We build each other and push each other to be better then the person we were the day prior. My bandmates and I are pretty confident at this point inside/outside of the band from playing shows, to writing music, to taking these sort of formulas and using them out in everyday life, and their jobs, and girlfriends. Music has taught us that everything has feeling when you are doing it right. ANYTHING YOU DO IN LIFE has a natural feeling of when its being completed right. You can tell when a house is built correctly.
Q: What style of music does ur band play? Why did u choose this genre and ur biggest influence?
A: We are very eclectic when its comes to writing. We just wanna be different,, and its hard to be different when you can’t exactly reinvent the wheel anymore. I guess we would be considered Indie/Alternative, but our influences are again very diverse anywhere from ABBA to ZAPPA.
Q: How can people support ur band and any new news on ur band u want to share or ur music journey on a personal level?
Part 1 A: well the common social media sites such as; Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Spotify, Itunes, etc.. links below in PART 4 of this question.
Part2: We are currently writing new tunes, and recording old one. We plan on being in the studio throughout the year. We are working on some videography for one song, and merch based on a couple other.
Part3: Music came to me in a very dark hour. Not gonna make this a big part of this interview, but I am a human trafficking victim, and it went on for 20 years basically since 2 years old and I got out when I was 23, and Im about to be 25 I should’ve been dead and thought I was going to anyway, so I ended just basically giving up, but music was an escape and my bandmates literally saved my life and I’m so thankful I’m alive and that I get to write music and share my thoughts and stories with these fellas.
Part 4: https://m.facebook.com/newagepremonition/?ref=bookmarks
Q:What is the most important thing about music/art that can help people in your opinion?
A: The meaning or the emotion behind the piece. Or even focusing on their own emotions or take on what the spectator is observing
Q: What do you hope people will remember most about ur art/music?
A: That it literally meant something. The friendships between us, and within the music community. Tackling mental disorders, and what it took to just get where we are even now.
Q: If you could give people struggling with finding a passion they love to do, what advice would you tell them?
A: : finding and really harnessing a passion, the person struggling really needs to be open to new experiences, and experiment in finding their little nitch within the society of their passion and just go with it.
Q: Empower another artist by telling us someone u admire and why you admire them?
A: my buddy Nardo Navdo @navdo because he really taught me a-lot of what Ik about being a musician. Sometimes your point doesn’t come across by just pen and paper, it comes based off emotion and feeling
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