Stream of Passion did some shows in May and Raymond Kruijen spoke with the beautiful front lady Marcela Bovio.
He also wrote an review of their latest album, please check it out.
[R]: The new songs own an live feel environment. What was the reason to add that environment to the bands sound ?
[Marcela]: It was something that we had already thought about even before all the big band line-up changes: if we’re ever to do a second Stream of Passion album it would have to be heavier and more live-orientated. We have lots of fun playing live, shedding lots of energy on stage and sharing it with the audience; the first album has some great heavy moments, but also a lot of quiet passages. We wanted to fill this new album with songs with which we could really kick it and go crazy on stage.
[R]: Listening to ‘The flame within’ words as dreamy, melancholic and romantic comes to my mind. Do you recognize those words ?
[Marcela]: Marcela: Absolutely. Those are qualities I always look for in music to listen to and I always bring back into my own music.
[R]: Are there songs on the new album who has a special meaning to you ? And why ?
[Marcela]: Most of them have a special meaning for me, since the majority of the songs talk about very personal things. For instance, “Now or never” is a song I wrote trying to push myself to go forward and chase my goals and not get discouraged with the obstacles on the way.
[R]: Stream of Passion is often categorized as Gothic Metal. In my opinion does that term not cover all. What do you think about your categorizing and in general ?
[Marcela]: I’m not that fond of categorizing, but if it serves the purpose to help people with a specific music taste to come in contact with your music then I don’t really mind. It’s what it’s all about in the end, to help listeners find more music they could enjoy. It’s not totally descriptive and somehow enclosing, but that’s just the way it is.
[R]: How does look the future for Stream of Passion ?
[Marcela]: We have a bunch of shows planned in Holland and Belgium, and after working on our new album for so long we’re really excited about taking the new material on stage and enjoying from the live performance experience. We hope to be able to plan as many shows as possible and reach as many different places as possible.
[R]: Do you have musical ambitions beside Stream of Passion ?
[Marcela]: I would love to have the chance to do some opera in the future, as well as exploring some different musical styles like jazz and post-rock. Though I don’t really have time to do everything! But we’ll see what future brings.
[R]: Thanks Marcela for taking the time to answer these questions.
[Marcela]: you’re welcome!
Pictures below from Wil Delissen, from the Muziekgieterij Maastricht Oct-2009.
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