Firstly, can you introduce yourself and tell everyone a bit about the band?
Sharone: Hey my name is Sharone, I’m the lead vocalist of Sharone & The Wind. I’ve been writing music since I was eight years old. I played my first show as a solo artist in 2014, and two years later I founded “The Wind”. The Wind consists of Alex Goldsmith on guitar, Michelle Bailey on piano, Zach Barrera on bass, and Anthony Hester on drums. We call our music “dark rock”- with influences from the hard-hitting depth of Black Sabbath and the poetic darkness of Evanescence, all lead by emotional piano melodies and ornamented with exhilarating, theatrical live shows.
AG: This is my first release with the band, so for me, it’s been a lot of looking into my past and bringing old things with me forward. A lot of what I’ve learned writing this album was how to compose guitar alongside piano. Bands like Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Patti Smith, Neil Young, Nine Inch Nails, and Pink Floyd were a huge part of my growing up, and I started re-listening to a lot of that music to see how bands juxtaposed piano/keys and guitar. I brought a lot of that into my current study, as well as bringing my current influences for guitar in. We’ve been working on a very diverse list of ideas for our next release.
What are you most looking forward to about getting this album out?
Sharone: Whenever I’m writing new music, I’m purging out whatever melody and emotion I have inside of me. I never “go for” any particular genre of music or audience. I create the music I feel inside of me in hopes that I can help someone else feel less alone.