Hey Pat, thank you so much for taking time to do this interview while you're on tour. Can you please introduce yourself and tell us your role in Movements?
Thanks for having me! My name is Patrick Miranda and I sing for a band called Movements.
Movements new record Feel Something comes out October 20th on Fearless Records. I love that you guys picked Colorblind as your first single. How did you link up with Morgan Freed and Jon Ryan of Ride or Cry Collective for the music video?
So Morgan is one of the founders of Emo Nite LA, and Movements has worked with them a lot in the past. Babs, one of the other founders, absolutely loves our band and because of that we've been able to establish some really good relationships with everyone over at Emo Nite and Ride or Cry. Morgan and Jon are seriously some of the most creative dudes we've ever met, and we were so stoked to work with them.
My favorite song off the new record is Deadly Dull. I heard it for the first time when you guys played Chain Reaction over the summer. I think this one just hits home for me. I dealt with having to see my grandma suffer from dementia. Deadly Dull brought back all those memories. What inspired you to want to share something so personal?
Alzheimer's and Dementia are two diseases that almost everyone I know has some sort of experience dealing with, including myself. My grandmother has Alzheimer's, and so did both of my girlfriend's grandparents, who are what Deadly Dull is about. I feel like most artists in our world don't really talk about these diseases. I think it's a really important thing to spread awareness about, and I started Movements with the intention of doing more as a band than just playing music. I hope to eventually use Deadly Dull as a conduit for community outreach and fundraising for charities that will benefit Alzheimer's research and treatment.
You got to work with Will Yip on Outgrown Things and Feel Something. I think thats so cool. He's worked on some of my favortie records ever. Can you tell us some of your favorite things about working with him?
Will is seriously the fucking man. Working with him truly is a dream come true for all of us. When Movements started, one of our only goals as a band was to record with Will Yip. He's produced so many of my favorite records that I was truly blown away to be able to work with him. There's something special about Studio 4, where he produces. It's in the middle of a little town called Conshohocken in PA, and from first glance you'd never know that there's a famous studio there. The town is small, but stocked to the brim with amazing food (some of the best Mexican and Thai food I've ever had,) beautiful views, and a real sense of community. Morale is always really high when we're in Conshohocken so that makes for a great recording experience. Will's personality and passion for what he does make working with him a truly one of a kind experience. I don't think we'd ever want to work with anyone else.
When Feel Something releases. You guys will be in Berkeley, CA. On this tour there is no Orange County dates. The tour ends on November 19th. Is there a chance you guys do something local before you fly out to Belgium?
There's actually a Pomona date on the 21st! That's the closest we'll be getting to a true "hoemtown" show for a while, though. After we get back from Europe we might do some sort of holiday show locally, but so far we've got nothing planned.
Where was the music video for Worst Wishes filmed?
Worst Wishes was filmed in Louisville, KY with a director named Max Moore. He will also be shooting a video for Deadly Dull later this year that we will be releasing in 2018.
Who would you like to see kill Cersei Lannister?
Daenerys Targaryen for sure.
What is your favorite straight edge record?
When The Smoke Clears - Foundation
Pat I want to thank you so much for your time. I really appreciate it. If there is anything you want to plug. The floor is yours..
Thanks so much for having me! Check out Feel Something available now everywhere.