Q) Hello Ché Aimee Dorval, and welcome to Lords of Metal. As you can imagine, without you being a part of Casualties of Cool, it would become very hard to imagine you interviewed in a mostly metal webzine. Still, I think such a powerful voice needs to heard, so here we are. Could you introduce yourself to the unaware reader in what you think make up the keystones of you?
A) Thanks Bart, That’s really lovely of you to say. And thanks for the thoughtful questions! Hey readers of Lords of metal, thanks for having me! My name is Ché and I’m a Canadian singer/songwriter who is mostly unknown except for in the metal world (??) which I find both unexpected and strangely comforting. I’m not sure what to classify my music as. I feel like I’m constantly growing and changing my sound. Today it leans towards cryptic folk grunge with a bit of soul mixed in but I haven’t released any of that yet so to those who have heard my past music I would probably be classified as a softer folk pop singer/songwriter through and through.
I've always managed to keep my life pretty uncluttered and chill. I'm generally not too busy and I take a lot of time for myself. As a rule of thumb, if I've already planned something for the day the rest is a write off. It's not that I'm low energy or that I don't have a million things to do, it's that I pace myself and weed out the things that aren't important by not doing them. I only have so much social energy. I'm kind of a hermit that way.
On the flip side I get bored really really easily. I'm reluctant to use the word bored because I feel it invites disaster but when I haven't booked myself up solidly for the week I get antsy, crazy and BORED.
This month has been the perfect amount of...
I feel like I've finally put a part of myself to bed. Some of these songs have been floating around in my life since my first album and now that they are out of my hands i feel like a giant weight has been lifted off me.
This Ep is a chameleon of sorts. It started out as an idea for a covers record, which morphed into a full fledged album of originals, which then turned into an Ep of 6 songs that I couldn't quite shake. Older songs and newer songs that I have probably recorded at least 4 times each, never feeling satisfied with the results.
I started recording them back in June 2011 with one producer and then I took a long break before getting back to them and starting from scratch in May of 2014. This time around I went a completely different route, giving myself a definite release date that...