Would you guys please introduce yourselves and explain your role in the band? Hey guys, this is Tim Graham (vocals), DJ Sundine (guitar), Henry Navarre (bass), and Brian Robertson (drums).
Where did you guys meet and how did you form this band? We all kind of met through different stages of life in the Denver music scene where we reside. Tim and DJ were in a previous band together and through the process of that band dissolving they started coming up with ideas for this band. Brian was in this other band that played with Tim and DJ’s old band and Henry was a mutual friend through Tim’s friends and we all kind of got together and wanted to start something special, and sure enough Rozu was born.
What kind of music do you make or would like to make in the future? We ride a very fine line of metalcore and post hardcore music. So far fans and consumers have only heard our heavy side, but we have been writing some really cool classic post hardcore jams throughout the quarantine.
What do you enjoy the most about the process of making music together? Really when it comes down to it, we all have a very similar mindset when it comes to the studio and writing process. We don’t allow ourselves to stick to a formula and let the music flow out of us which gives fans something different with every song that still has the Rozu sound we have been trying to perfect.
What are some of your favourite themes to explore through your music? Lyrically our main themes are experiences Tim has gone through or currently going through. We really want to leave that message that yes, we all hit low points and go through shit situations but there is always a light or beacon of hope. It’s cliché for this genre but we want consumers who are maybe going through the same feelings to know that they are not alone.
Who are some artists that you love or who you’d say has had a huge influence on your work? A lot of our influences for this project come from the likes of Underoath, Like Moths to Flames, Wage War, Fit For a King, and The Plot in You.
Where can someone looking for your music, find it? We are on every streaming platform, but the easiest way to get connected with us is heading to http://www.rozuband.com.
What’s your favourite part about touring/ doing live performances? Well to be completely honest the live show is really our payoff or reward for all the work we put into this band. Touring, and studio time, and everything that goes into making a band is seriously hard work and can take a huge toll on people. It’s fun yes but especially touring is super hard being away from your loved ones for periods of time and sacrifices a lot of times missed. Having people give a damn and coming to shows is the payoff for all that hard work and tough days.
What kind of message would you like to give your fans, through your music? We touched on it a little earlier, but we just want fans to know that they are not alone in their hardships of life. This music for us is our therapeutic release and having fans connect with it and feel they are a part of it is the true beauty of music across the board. We all have different walks of life, but a live show setting is a place where everyone actually comes together for a collective cause and is a beautiful sight.
Where do you guys see yourselves in the future, or what are you future plans for the band? Currently we are just waiting patiently for the world to open back up. We have been working tirelessly for so long on our debut album and we just can’t wait to release that and be allowed to travel again!