This interview lets you discover more about Eric Remington aka Lavender Galaxy. Without a doubt, his new music project caught my attention mainly because it’s a blend of funk-infused, chill, energetic Pop melodies. Scroll down to read all!
1 – Thanks for your time, how do you feel as an artist after 13 years hiatus?
Oh, man… I feel like a huge void has been filled. Words really cannot describe the feeling of making music gives to me.
2 – What does your new project Lavender Galaxy mean to you?
Lavender Galaxy is a new beginning for me. A dream fulfilled. A dream lived.
3 – What themes are your lyrics about?
Finding the love of your life, finding happiness in what seems a dark place, hope, and living your life to the fullest. “Lip Gloss” was the song that started this whole project. I always like to surprise my wife, and she can be a tough one to surprise, so I made her a song… “Lip Gloss”. The lyrics in “Lip Gloss” are all about her and the fun we have together.
4 – Your self-titled album sounds pretty good, how did you come to collaborate with all the vocalists?
Well, I worked with quite a few vocalists and writers until I found the right people to fulfill this vision… to get the right sound. Once I found Marvin, Antonia, and Nekane, I knew this was it. The internet is a never-ending resource of untapped talent. If you need a bass player, look online. If you want someone to sing harmonies with you on a track, you’ll find one.
5 – How did you get your creativity flowing while recording this material in the studio?
Ideas usually happen in the damnedest places. Most time you just hear something that starts that creative fire. Sometimes it’s just a word someone says, something I see, or simply just a strange thought that transitions into a lyric, which transitions into a song idea.
6 – Do you have a favorite song? If so, what makes it so special?
I have two favorite songs. One is “Pills Of Pain”, which I wrote almost 15 years ago. It was my late cousin Mike’s favorite song, whom I lost to drug addiction, and I’m currently working on remaking and releasing it in honor of him. The second favorite song is “Time With You”, which is by one of my best friends, Jeremy Hartman. Damn tune still chokes me up when I hear it 15 years later because it reminds me of when we were all learning to make music together, and all the things we lived through together.
I actually just released the music video for “Paradise”, which is an anime based story I wrote, which actually sets the stage for all the other Lavender Galaxy videos. They’ll all be tied together in some way. The video for “I’d Follow You” just finished filming and is expected to be released before the end of March. The video for “Here You Are” is starting filming soon and is expected to be released later this month or early April.
8 – How does this album differ from your previous music projects?
Lavender Galaxy is a lot more upbeat and fun. My older works had more of a saddened and darker tone to them. This is some serious night and day differences from way back when.
9 – What about an album remix? Do you like this idea for the future?
I’d consider it, for sure. I love working with other musicians. In fact, Jenn Desantis did a short remake of “Paradise”, which I loved so much that I asked to put do a little mastering on it. She’s got a spectacular voice and I’m seriously considering collaborating with her in the future.
10 – What’s next for Lavander Galaxy?
Where do I begin? You’ll find out in 2021.