Artist Interview: “Fragments” by Rude Films

Q: In the music video, there is a clear repeated use of the color red. What is the reasoning behind this?

Rude Films: Red is also prominent in the music video of our new release, ‘Gory Bastard’. There’s no meaning behind the use of red, just something we’ve run with for the sake of continuity across the two singles but it seems to compliment the vibe pretty well. Both songs were recorded at the same time and our latest release marks the end of this phase of the band. Going forward, the visuals will likely have a different feel. 


Q: I love the washed out and melodic sound along with your eccentric voice. Towards the end, the lyrics “For I am a fragment of love in you” are being repeated. What was the inspiration behind “Fragments”?

Rude Films: It’s a love song inspired by how messy things can get. We’d like you to feel free to find your own meaning though.

Q: Listening to this track, there are elements of different genres including shoegaze and psychedelic. In your own words, how would you describe the music you typically create?

Rude Films: We often get described as shoe gaze and we’re partial to a doom-y ending so, doom-gaze?


Q: How is the music scene in Manchester?

Rude Films: It’s belting! Unfortunately we haven’t had much chance to integrate ourselves as much as we’d like due to the pandemic but we can’t wait to get back at it. 


Q: Your voice is very unique and distinctive. What first got you into music?

Rude Films: Robbie Williams. 

Q: What do you enjoy most about being a musician? What do you hate most?

Rude Films: Writing songs together and taking them through production and release is very satisfying. Lugging gear around is a pain in the arse. 


Q: If you can have your fans remember one thing about you, what would it be?

Rude Films: You’ll have to ask us again when we have fans.

Interviewed by Melissa Cusano

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