The pandemic was a major breaking point for people who make art. Making music in Peru is complicated in itself and the pandemic forced us to really see what we were doing and how much we were willing to work for it. It was like a test of affection, it’s like continuing to make music after strong adversity. The changes forced us to think about who we are, what we are doing and how much what we do is worth.
We took a few months off when the pandemic started because we didn’t know what was going to happen and we had a couple of months because each one of us was receiving different things on a personal level, but that helped us to create more compositions. It gave us more time to be in the studio and record. We came out of the pandemic stronger than we are.
Fiction took advantage of the confinement to continue creating music. Photo: Instagram
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– Why did the musical rhythm of The Fiction change?
We no longer pursue business goals or measure our success by where we are going, we now decide to do what is most honest and therapeutic for us. As long as we follow this rhythm, everything we do will be fine.
I like the songs we put out now more than we did before. Personally, I feel more satisfied with the work now and, on a musical level, I consider that we are better than in the entire history of fiction. We have reached that sublime point of finding what we were looking for.
Our music used to be stronger, now we are between tropical, pop. It doesn’t feel so rocky anymore, it’s more Latin and now we have more fun on stage, we dance more. Live you can feel the difference a lot and we love it.
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– What are your projects in the short and long term?
One more song is missing for the “Solar” EP. At the end of the year we will release another one called “Lunar” and at the beginning of next year we will publish another one called “Ascendent”. We want to continue composing, continue making music, each time finding ourselves and liking what we do.
“Lunar” is the darkest stage of everything we’ve done. We are excited to release more music and this is the most emotional album we have ever created. I’m really excited to release it because it’s like the transformation of the band.
Fiction plans to return to the stage in July. Photo: Instagram