The Romantic Era is a pop rock band from Pennsylvania. They have won multiple awards, sold thousands of albums, and rocked hundreds of stages. The Romantic Era makes music to help you let go and have a wild great time. They can also take you on an emotional ride which helps people to relate to their story.
Press from around the US has compared their music to Maroon 5, David Guetta, Fun. The Wanted and Calvin Harris.
Overall the band has a very unique edge, a party-animal personality and very exciting sound – when you listening to their music it’s like a party. Because of these great attributes we had to sit down and speak with this band about their single. Check it out!
Why did you select this song as your current single?
We wanted to put a single out that contained the energy we bring to a live performance as well as the energy we bring to our lives. One Shot’s got this electric feel to it on record. Mix that with a powerful hook and we knew we had the single for the Even if Your Voice Shakes album.
Also, it is a perfect transitional song from our previous album (self-titled) which had a different sound – One Shot helped us re-invent our sound while staying true to what our core fans love.
How does this single relate to the rest of the Album?
One Shot is almost a cornerstone for the album because it is how we wanted to be perceived as a band for this album. It shows through one track what to expect from the album; a pop sound with a mix of hip-hop, dubstep, and high voltage rock.
What was the writing process for the song?
Generally, we write very collectively. For One Shot, we started with a hook that Ben (our drummer) came to me (Connor – lead vocal) with. We built off this hook acoustically and wrote the verses and prechorus. We took the bare bones acoustic track of One Shot to the studio and we built the beat of the song. Once we had the basic beat and vocals laid down we took the song to VarCity, where he added his rap part. Mix and mastered it and we got the single.
What does this song’s lyric mean to you?
One Shot is about the romance of unrequited love. This boy loves a girl who is just out of his league and if he could just get her to look at him the way he looks at her, then they could have a love that would take them to paradise. Which is something that every one has experienced at least on some level.
What would it be like to see you in person performing this song?
You would never be able to get through a performance of One Shot without dancing, jumping, or krumping. We love to have fun and we bring a ton of energy to our live performances. One Shot is one of our favorite songs to perform live and our crowds love to jump with us. Those who have seen us live know what I’m talking about. Those who haven’t, I hope you can catch us live soon!
Could your fans summarize who you are as an artist by this song?
This song is definitely a defining song for us as it has all of our sounds and elements in one track. It has the bassy dance parts, the strong guitar, the melody driven vocals, and the romance theme lyrics. These elements recur throughout the entire album, but we felt that One Shot brought them all together in a way that was able to introduce our album to the new listener.
What was the idea behind the video?
The idea behind our video was simple. We always wanted to show how much our fans contribute to our success, so this video features our friends, family, and biggest fans rocking out with us. It is a compilation of some of our best moments, favorite shows, and favorite people set to the sound of One Shot. It was our way of saying ‘thank you’ for the “out of our league” love we get from our amazing fans.
This will most likely be my personal favorite video we will ever make.
One last question, what is your motivation behind your music?
We are lucky to have nine members who just genuinely love to make and perform music. We are motivated and inspired by love, life, and our friends.