The Unfound, based in Montreal, are stoked on their latest video and first official single, “Sooner or Later.” Formed in 2017, the band is just getting started making music and leaving their impact on the industry. We spoke to them about their new music and what gets them excited about their sound.
What are you most excited about with your new music, and how does it differ from previous stuff?
It’s our first release, so all we can do is look forward to ‘Sooner or Later’ and then our future releases, which will start expanding The Unfound sound. We’re excited about this release, because we will finally have a record for our fans to hear who have been following our live performances in Montreal for about a year and a half now. We are equally excited to bring this release on a supporting tour in Ontario that starts on August 30.
What was the recording and writing process like for this?
This is one of the first songs we wrote and recorded. The song started as a funky, slap-bass riff but developed into more of a hard rock sound as time went on. Lyrically, the main line “Sooner or Later” just came out of nowhere, and the rest of the words just flowed from that line. We wanted the song to be anthemic, so we wrote to be big and bombastic.
We recorded it in our home studio, which made the process fun and engaging by producing it ourselves. We actually recorded it twice, because the original version of the song had a different pace, and we wanted to develop it further. We had the second version of the song mixed and produced by Dave Traina of The Damn Truth.
What are some major lyrical themes?
We write about people who are lost or looking for their true identity. The narrator of ‘Sooner or Later’ is talking to someone who once knew who they were, but has been through hell and is going to bounce back. I think we all feel lost at times, and the world is incredibly bewildering for everyone, especially young people who are just trying to find their place. Our songs are for them.
Who are some of your biggest influences? Who are you listening to right now?
Our biggest influences include Bowie, Rush, Queens of the Stone Age, The Killers, and Our Lady Peace. Right now we are listening to Half Moon Run and Muse.
What is your plan for the future? Anything else you want to announce or that you’re working towards?
We are working towards releasing a second single, ‘Monochrom,’ in late fall with another music video that will take place as a continuation of Sooner or Later.
Where would you like to see the band in five years?
We would love to be playing bigger festivals such as Osheaga and touring the U.S. and Europe. We would love to see our music charting in Canada and the U.K.