Artist Name: RORRE
Song Title: You Never Say Goodbye
Release Date: 4/26/19
Rorre is a nostalgic rock band born in San Diego and raised by the city’s very own legends of the music industry.
The members have been dreaming up their passions together since before they could play music, and their history as mates-before-music is what makes Rorre so electric.
Impressed with their potential, local legendary San Diego rock band Switchfoot offered them their private studio to record their inaugural E.P. “Songs in Transit.”
The mates were then able to call upon the talented Jesse Dorman of the band Hawai to produce their record.
Dorman, who has worked with Tyson Motsenbocker, Almost Monday, Scott Ruth, J. Thoven and many more helped bring out exactly what Rorre needed to say to the world.
And with the finishing touches of Tanner Sparks, whose impressive engineering resume includes Switchfoot, Jon Foreman, and Weezer, Rorre’s music was only ever going to be a sound that demanded to be heard.
Listen to Rorre and you will hear a powerful and familiar sound that takes you on a journey throughout musical history.
If Songs in Transit were a dish, its recipe would call for music from all genres and its flavor would remind you of bands like Oasis, Radiohead, Tom Petty, and many others.
Their newest single, “You Never Say Goodbye,” is a perfect example of a song that reminds of us the great era of 90’s rock and roll (the release date for the single is April 2019).
Tell us what your fans are saying about your music.
Fans are saying we are capturing great classic sounds and modernizing them for 2019. It’s been wild seeing the response from the music we wrote in our bedrooms.
Tell us the factors you consider in choosing a song as your favorite.
When it comes to choosing favorites, we have strayed away from doing that sort of thing.
In the past, we would write a song and it would be our new favorite and we would forget about the four others that were still great songs.
They just weren’t new to us. I guess you could say that everything we write is our favorite because we are passionate about what we create!
Tell us the names of producers you will collaborate with if you have the chance.
Adam Granduciel of the War on Drugs. The way he goes about writing songs with such precise intentions. He’s got a song that’s over 10 minutes and you finish it thinking it just started. It’s wild. Would love to work with him in the future!
Tell us the names of the songwriters you will collaborate with if you have the chance.
Mathew Logan Vasquez of Delta Spirit is a pretty amazing songwriter. Would love to collaborate with him on a song or two!
Tell us your favorite TV show and state your reason.
New Girl – Pretty and funny show.
Tell us your best mood to create a song.
We find that in the worst of circumstances, something beautiful can be created out of that.
Our single YNSG was brought to life after our singer Erick got a flat tire on the freeway on the way to practice. We were all so bummed at how late it was but could feel the electricity after we played the first few notes of that song.
Tell us your interpretation of fame or success.
It’s funny because many of us work in and around the music industry every day and see so-called “fame” on a daily basis.
No matter how many records you sell, or how many sold-out shows you play, it all comes down to contentment.
Are you passionate about the art you are making? Do you need others to tell you that you’ve made it?
When you reach the realization point of how lucky you are to do music as a living. That is when we believe you are the most successful band around.
Tell us about your experience performing on stage for the first time or recording in the studio for the first time.
Our first show was in high school for our friends at a church. We probably sucked really badly but everyone was jumping around and having a great time. Since then we have been trying to top that feeling of excitement.
Shows are about sharing a connection with people and being in the most vulnerable place ever. Nothing can beat that feeling.
Tell us how you approach songwriting.
Usually our singer Erick will throw an idea on the table and we will come together and vibe it out.
We believe in collaboration and never throwing an idea away before trying it.
Some of our best moments have come from really weird ideas that didn’t make sense.
There’s no limitation in what you can do, after all, it’s your art.
Tell us your opinion on blending genres or experimenting with sound.
Thinking about it, blending genres is how new genres are made. So that is a really rad concept that we are always trying to accomplish.
Tell us how you deal with rejection.
Some of the best advice we’ve ever been given was don’t believe the hype, whether it’s good hype or bad hype. Just believe in what you are doing.
Elaborate on what compels you to sing.
To be honest with each other – We love each other as brothers and we sing together because we have an unbreakable bond. Believe me; we have tried to break it.
Tell us the comparison between digital recording and analog recording.
Oh, if we had the opportunity to record analog for everything we would. The sound is so much warmer and real. A lot of the big-name artists are starting to only record to tape, and that is awesome.
Tell us the software you used mostly for recording.
We use pro tools mainly. Occasionally we use Ableton for demo stuff.
Elaborate on the song.
‘You Never Say Goodbye’ takes you on a ride through influences of the 80’s/90’s rock’n’roll era with a modern original sound. After being stranded on a freeway with a flat tire, YNSG was brought to life. The song stems from the frustration and anxiety about taking care of life’s issues while being in love, young and afraid.
Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.
We came up with the name on a whim. We just started spelling things backward and finally realized that ‘error’ backward was Rorre. And that was it we all had the look of “thank god we found a name”.