Juliet Ruin is a Canadian Alternative Metal band that has just released a new single entitled ‘Dark Water’, featuring the guitarist of Eye of Horus, Diego Fernandez. Here is a short review we wrote about the new song, followed by an interview we had with vocalist Jess Fleming. If you haven’t checked the song yet, here’s a link for it on Spotify.
‘Dark Water’ is a melodic song with vocals alternating between the clean crystal clear sound and the harsh growling of Jess Fleming. The song is full of energy with fast its guitar riffs and some sick beats, while the vocals provide a great contrast, adding to the excitement. Check the new single by Juliet Ruin now and tell us what you think.
We hope you enjoy the interview we had with Jess Fleming where we talked about her band’s music and new releases as well as many other fun things.
Hello Jess! Really happy to chat with you. How are you and the rest of the band doing?
Hello and thank you for taking time to interview me! These are great questions. Cheers!
You have released a single recently, ‘Dark Water’, and I just saw you announced you’re releasing another soon! How are you feeling about your new music and how the fans reacted to the first single?
I am really enjoying our new music and the response to it. We really appreciate being able to connect with people, especially now, and so having such a kind response has really been heartwarming to see. The next release is one of my favorites so far because it’s just such a fun song to sing to with a really positive message.
If you want to introduce Juliet Ruin to someone who hasn’t heard about you yet, how would you describe the band?
I would say that we have a metal pop vibe most of the time, although I am not sure if the rest of the band would agree with me on that or not. But to me, Juliet Ruin mixes in a lot of pop elements, especially vocally. Feel-good dance raging?
To get our readers to know you from a different point of view, how about we play a game of imagination. I’ll set a scenario in an alternate universe and you have to react.
In a universe where music is illegal and people are sentenced to stay in prison for a number of years equal to how many physical CDs they own, how long would you be in jail?
Unfortunately, I would be in jail for the rest of time. Not only because of my own CD collection, but also due to the boxes of cd’s of projects from the past… I think I would really be in there forever. That’s a sad story.
Well, lucky we’re not in that universe! In a universe where the senses of taste and hearing are mixed up, what food would your new music taste like?
I think our new music would taste like Nanaimo bars. Not for everyone, sure, but really delicious if you like those kinds of layers.
In a universe where people pay for their things by telling a joke, would you be considered rich, poor, or middle class?
I like to think I would be quite rich in that case. I would also be charitable.
In a universe where you’re not a vocalist, but a politician, what is something you’d try to fix or protect in your political work?
If I were ever to be in a position like that I would hope that I would have great amounts of focus on many, many issues. But, I would be really into fighting for the climate and for elevating voices that need to be heard more than my own.
Thank you for playing Jess! Have you ever been treated with sexism? How would you face this kind of treatment and what advice do you give to young people who face any form of discrimination?
This is a very serious topic to me and many others. To be slightly general, I have experienced it in many aspects of my life and I’m sure that is relatable. In musical situations specifically there have been many situations where my assertiveness and leadership has had me labelled and joked at instead of being taken seriously. I think it’s important for people to ask themselves why they are reacting to someone the way they are and face their own reasons for being rude or discriminative…honestly in any sense.. And for anyone experiencing labels and unfair reactions due to sexism; assert yourself and keep your head up. Those trying to drag you down are below you. Send it love if you so choose, but move along knowing that you’re awesome and that they do not get to determine your worth, even though that’s hard sometimes.
That’s some great advice. What is your most treasured music-related memory growing up?
My most treasured music memory growing up… Probably the time I won the CISN country contest to sing on the Big Valley Jamboree main stage, I believe I was 13 or 14 and I got to hang around backstage…and I also got to see firsthand just how wild it is to see such a huge audience. It was terrifying and fantastic.
That’s great! Thank you for the interview Jess! It has been a pleasure!