Interviewer: Jeanine Woody (Station Manager)
Interviewee: Mikey Carnevale
Date of Interview: 11/13/2019
Location of Interview: Towers A1 Lounge
Aired 11/21/2019 at 8pm
The Frights is an awesome band whose raw sound and emotional connection shine through their music. The relatability of the topics portrayed in their songs creates this amazing experience.
When talking to Mikey about Hypochondriac, he mentioned that he didn’t try to write the songs unless he had an idea for them. He would force himself to complete the song since he didn’t want to lose the thoughts he had. After meeting with Zac Harper (from FIDLAR) in Long Island they worked on completing the album. Following this, Mikey got together with the rest of his band and they recorded it. The long process definitely paid off in creating an album that is as in-depth as Hypochondriac.
When discussing the album, Jeanine mentioned that her favorite song off of it was “Over It.” Mikey said that he was looking for a punk riff for the song and he has Jordan who came up with the main riff. Mikey mentioned that his favorite song to play off the album was definitely “Me We and I,” but the song he is the proudest of writing is “Of Age.”
He was stumped when asked what his favorite lyric he had ever written was because he tends to write the music first without really focusing on the lyrics. This is definitely a unique answer; it showcases the attention to detail in the composition process.
When asked about the band’s plan for the new decade, Mikey hopes that people still listen to their music and trade their thoughts on it and talk about it. He believes that shows that they’ve made it. As he said at the end of the interview, “It’s music, just have fun with it and don’t overthink.”
Make sure to check out The Fright’s album Hypochondriac!