LA-based active rock band, The World Over, is gearing up for an exhilarating end to an already impressive 2017. Next month, on November 17th, the band is set to release a brand new EP entitled, Ventifact (Ventifact - EP by The World Over PRE-ORDER). This fan-inspired EP is a mirrored image of their 2016 smash, Mountains but re-imagined as an acoustic release giving the band a new sound, style, and feel for their beloved tunes. After a year of touring and much critical acclaim, The World Over have crafted a new rendition of their fan favorite EP, Mountains, which included single "Let Go," into a masterful 5-track acoustic EP. The 5-track acoustic EP was produced, recorded, engineered and mixed by Ryan Knecht, and mastered by Siegfried Meier at Beach Road Studios. The band expands on the significance of Ventifact, below:
"Ventifact was created as a tribute to both fans and our latest EP, Mountains. Mountains changed a lot things for the better within the band, changing our sound completely to cast a wider net to music listeners all the while trying to sound unique, heavy, and inspired. We feel as if it was a new beginning for us and we wanted to honour that with an acoustic reimagining of it, taking it one step further. Ventifact came together very smoothly and naturally being the first original music we've ever self produced. Each song is meticulously crafted to sound fresh but also familiar."
Off the forthcoming EP, comes "Traitor," a re-imagined version with acoustic elements. Lead vocalist and front-woman had this to say about the track's meaning and new rendition:
"I initially wrote this song to see if I could write about a subject matter I'm not really familiar with. I guess it could be considered songwriting practice because I usually try to dig pretty deep on my lyrics or at least on my own experiences. I don't actually know what it's like to revenge f*ck someone's girlfriend so if it were to happen, this is how I think it would go down haha. When we revisited this song to make "Ventifact", we really wanted to make sure that this album turned out different than just a bare-bones acoustic album like every other that you hear. Ryan (guitar) really took the reins on the writing process for the direction of this album to give these songs new identities.
What made Traitor a bit of a challenge for him is that the song is originally very "riff-based". In the verses there's a guitar riff hook that repeats several times throughout the song as well as in the bridge. The main challenge with a lot of the album was translating that to sound good on an acoustic guitar. So instead of making "TRAITOR" riff heavy, he tried to emulate the synth line and took the bridge to a whole different direction with a latin feel. We had to create a new vocal melody as well for the bridge because it's driven by screams as a leading line. He got to play around with more complex chord voicings than were on the record originally which gives the song some latin and jazz undertones."