Steven Sware – „New Romantics“ + Exclusive Interview

1. Thank you very much for your time! Before we introduce your new release to our readers – what kind of drink would you recommend to zip on while they listen to your new music?

Hmmm… this is a tough question, I think the best drink to sip on while listening to New Romantics would have to be something generally deemed cool and sexy. Maybe old fashioned? I think it’s such a classic drink and would pair well with the song.

2. Please give us an update about – new single, new album, tour dates, new videos?!

The new single “New Romantics” was released on August 20th. It’s been a really fun release. I’ve been able to perform and promote the song with my full band. It’s been my first time performing with the guys and the full production in over two years because of COVID. So the nerves are extremely high but there is nothing better than having a crowd and your songs blasting!

3. We live in times of many conspiracy theories. Which, harmless, theory would you wish were true? (For example Dinos living inside Earth or E.T. living in a home in California)

There are a TON of conspiracy theories. I really like the ones about history and technology. ETC. How the Egyptians built the pyramids with what we believe are primitive tools but they’re built so precisely. I like to think there’s more behind it and that there’s a cycle of technology and human advancements. Maybe 5,000-10,000 years ago we had iPhones!

4. What fashion style or brand would best describe your music?

I think the best style of clothing that describes my music is what I wear. Streetwear mixed with work wear. I think the new style of high waisted dickies with a cool button down really fits the vibe.

5. Tell us more about your songs! Topics! Message!?

New Romantics was written in the studio. Originally I wrote it with Dan Davidson and Bryan Finlay in 2019 and then in 2021 I revisited the song with Brandon Unis and Brad Simons. The message and lyrics changed but the sound was pretty much the same. We decided to write this one with a more cynical spin on relationships in the world and what I experienced when I was in my teens and early 20’s.

6. Beside music, do you have any special talents?

Honestly, I don’t think I do haha. I just work full time as a project manager and play music.

7. Name 5 things we all should know about you as an artist?!

  1. Massive fan of all pop music new and old
  2. Live show over studio every time
  3. I love writing melodies rather than lyrics
  4. I really want to perform in the Asian & European markets
  5. I am the slowest songwriter ever… that’s why I love to collaborate with other writers and producers

8. How did you learn to sing/ to write/ to play??

I learned to play guitar when I was about 5. I have two older brothers and when my oldest brother went in for lessons the competition between the three of us really began. Unfortunately I didn’t like it too much so I only lasted a year or two. When I was going into high school I decided to quit hockey and focus my time on something else and I decided on music. I went to vocal lessons and guitar lessons weekly. Practiced as much as I could and started writing my own music as well. When I was 16 I performed my first show and since then I can’t get enough! It’s been 10 years of the highest highs from music and the lowest lows but I just love it too much to give up!

9. A question you’d like to answer, but never been asked in an interview before?! + Answer pls

How to pronounce my last name. Everyone just guesses it’s pronounced like “swear” or “Swar” and rolls with it. But, it’s actually pronounced “swoh-ree” like sorry but with a w Sworry.

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