Boston-based group Contact, which fuses both alternative and electronic elements in fluid, seamless and unforgettable fashion, is the musical partnership and collaboration between two very different artists: vocalist/keyboardist/pianist Sarah Graziani and guitarist/vocalist/producer Matt Rhoades. They came together in serendipitous, “meant to be” fashion and will release their debut, ‘Sleepwalk Into The Dark‘.
Ultimately, the album is Contact’s attempt to find out who they are as a band. It is part of the process of musical self-discovery, and it’s a journey on which fans are invited. Letting go, as well as embracing their love of different artists, is what makes Contact as an entity so unique and able to fearlessly walk a tightrope between genres without a net and without pledging allegiance to one singular sound or style.
At the end of the day, Contact’s music is a journey and not a destination. It’s about the process and about the pursuit of mastering songcraft. That’s what makes ‘Sleepwalk Into The Dark‘ such a thrilling ride. Hop in and ride sidecar. You won’t be disappointed.
We talked to the band about their plans for 2015, an this is what they said:
We plan to continue writing & recording songs for our upcoming album. After that, hopefully lots of touring to get the new music out
Which bands/artists do you admire?
My all-time favorites are piano-heavy artists — Fiona Apple & Regina Spektor; Billy Joel & Elton John. I grew up playing the piano, so I really connect with those great singer-songwriter types.
What else do you do besides music?
I love taking pictures. My number one obsession though is definitely food. Haha! Matt and I are both vegan, so we’re always on the hunt for great new vegan food. We’re both into running, too. And watching lots of movies!
Can you talk a little about how you write your songs? (what inspires you, where do you do it, etc..)
I try to always keep up with writing in a journal. I find that when I get all the clutter out of my brain, that’s when there’s room for some good lyrics to pop in. I’ll usually get an idea for a melody, and then I’ll sit down at the piano and just try to let the song unfold organically. I definitely draw inspiration from my own life. If something is on my mind or bothering me, it always works its way into a song somehow