Save The Witch is a musical project headed by Eric Maynes, who performs guitar, drums, and bass. All of his songs are also written, performed, and produced by him. Saves the Witch, known for their diverse mix of Post Rock, Post Metal, Blues, and Chill Vibes, released “It’s Dangerous to Go Alone, Take Me” on February 14th this year, a 4 minutes 38-second captivating instrumental single that immediately sets the tone for relaxation and reflection. It’s a beautiful mix of ethereal synths and gentle beats that creates a relaxing and peaceful ambiance, ideal for unwinding after a long day. We at Songweb had the opportunity to listen to this piece, which sparked our curiosity, so we conducted a web-based interview, which ended in a very lovely manner to delight our readers. Take some time to relish our dialogue with Saves The Witch from Southport.
SONGWEB: Can you tell us a little about your latest project’s inspiration?
SAVES THE WITCH: For this project I’m generally inspired by emotions that many, myself included, find hard to put into words. That was the original reason that the project was mainly instrumental from the start. I can do vocals, but I just don’t feel like most of these songs needs words.
SONGWEB: How do you approach the creative process when creating new works of art?
SAVES THE WITCH: Sometimes the heavier stuff starts with drums. Drums were my first instrument. So I’ll work on a beat using a sequence or playing an electronic kit. Then I build around that. On the softer stuff generally, I build a motif or progression on the guitar first and then work around that. A lot of the melodies are improvised during recording. I like it to have that feel to it.
SONGWEB: Can you share with us a particularly memorable moment during the making of this project?
SAVES THE WITCH: I know this goes back ways, but the first song I ever recorded for the first album was “Voices”. My wife and I love music and talked about it a lot when we met a long time ago. So I let her listen to this track before anyone else. She was used to me doing singer-songwriter-type stuff, and the look on her face while listening to that track is something I’ll never forget. I knew I was doing something right, and I continue to use that for inspiration today.
SONGWEB: What message or emotion do you hope to convey through your art?
SAVES THE WITCH: There is a lot of them really, but I think the main thing I tend to try and convey is connection. On some basic core level, so many of us are the same despite our differences. And as much as we try to do things on our own, we need each other.
SONGWEB: Can you describe how you incorporate your personal experiences into your work?
SAVES THE WITCH: I draw on things I feel, like any other artist of course. Some songs are inspired by trying to put me in others’ shoes as well.
SONGWEB: How does your latest project differ from previous works you’ve created?
SAVES THE WITCH: I think I normally try to incorporate things from older albums and songs while trying to innovate anything I want to try. And at the end of the day, I have to be myself because if you aren’t doing that people can see right through it.
SONGWEB: Lastly, what are your plans for your artistic journey and where do you hope to take your work in the future?
SAVES THE WITCH: I’m always trying to do two things. First, I want to make music that I enjoy and that my circle of fans also enjoys. Secondly, I believe many of these songs are really good for sync. So if a song ever ends up on a TV show, Movie, or something like that; it won’t be that I’m selling out. It’s been part of the plan all along. I have signed a few songs to publishing catalogs already, so I’m confident that will happen.
Overall, Save The Witch has delivered a truly captivating instrumental single that catches the essence of human connection and the need for meaningful relationships, with a potent title statement that connects with anyone who has ever felt the need for human connection. The melodies are gentle and gentle, enabling the mind to meander without interruption. The instrumentation is expertly crafted, with each element lending to the song’s overall mood and ambiance. “It’s Dangerous to Go Alone, Take Me” is a must-listen for anyone who believes in the force of music. So sit back, relax, and let the music transport you on an introspective and self-discovery voyage.
Listen to “It’s Dangerous To Go Alone, Take Me” by Saves The Witch on Spotify, and let us know your thoughts.