Artist Interview: “Death Sentence” by Parker Shogren

Q:  In your own words, how would you describe the music that you typically create?

PARKER: Our music as a whole does not have a super continuous sound at this moment. We have songs that are pop punk, emo and even metalcore and then pop songs with latin influence or even a reggae break as a bridge.

Q: What projects are currently in the works?

PARKER: We are going to record our first, full band album at the beginning of July at Lily Pad Studios in Cocoa Village with our good friend Mark Meisel. We are really excited getting to go from morning to night recording this album in a span of three days. We have a few pop-punk songs with catchy choruses and a metalcore one we are really excited to record.

Q: How would you describe your lyrics?

PARKER: The lyrics usually relate to portions of life everyone seems to go through. A lot of wordplay is used to give a fresh new take on the same feelings of love, heartbreak, outcast, and angst that we experience on a daily basis at times.

Q: Of your own music, do you have a favorite? If so, can you explain why?

PARKER: For the longest time my favorite song was TIme Is Always Better When You Lose Track Of It (https://op…Lf6UaqLfVT ) due to the word play that is used throughout. There is a verse of the track where similes that compare love and the seasons are heavily present and that I loved thinking of- “I know there really is no reason, you remind of the seasons, fall, in love with me like spring my hearts in bloom”. My new favorite may be our upcoming song “365” so be on the lookout for that when it releases.

Q: If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing now?

PARKER: I am about to finish my career as a college student and into the world of education as a highschool teacher after a gap year to chase this music dream. I love using my words to change lives and whether that is on a stage or in a classroom I consider it a great life.

Q: How has the music scene in Florida treated you?

PARKER: The music scene in Florida is unfortunately very lackluster. We have a great fanbase here In southwest Florida but there are rarely any new bands and venues so Orlando and Tampa are the big cities to see national and local acts that really draw crowds. We are hoping to play around the state a bit more in the next year after this album release.

Interviewed by Jaye Maverick

Photo Credits: Jack Thomas Media





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