Dali Van Gogh is a Hard Rock band who released a new EP entitled “New Blood, Old Wounds”. Featuring the talented vocalist and keytarist, Rachelle Moreau, the Canadian band delivers a sound that easily slides into the heart with their brilliant Rock melodies and electrifying emotions conveyed through the lyrics and the powerful voice singing them. We had the chance to chat with Rachelle and talk about her band, their new EP, and her thoughts on many other issues.
Hello, Rachelle. It’s wonderful to talk with you. How are you doing today?
Hey Mirk! I’m doing fabulous, thank you very much. How about yourself?
I’m great, thank you! You have just released your new EP “New Blood, Old Wounds”. What can our readers who haven’t checked your music yet expect to hear when they check the new EP?
This EP is a bit darker than our usual material because it was written during such a time of uncertainty. They can expect some moody, broody, hard-hitting rock n roll.
Sounds exciting! “New Blood, Old Wounds” continues the story you’ve been telling with your releases. Do you feel that writing music around a certain concept limits the topics you can address with your lyrics?
Not at all, in fact, it helps to inspire how we write about some topics. A few of our songs on this EP have darker and more sinister true backstories but with writing The Testament we are able to soften the blow by telling them through this fantasy world we’ve created.
That’s marvellous. In order to get to know you better, and to have some fun, also because I’m a nerd, how about we play a nerdy game? I will set up some alternative universes and give you a scenario and a question about it. Are you ready?
In a universe where you can travel back and forth in time, what era would you like to go on vacation to the most?
Ooooh there are so many options. I would probably have to go with either the ‘60s or the ‘70s. I would love to experience the music scene back then in person. Who wouldn’t want to attend Woodstock?
That’s a brilliant choice. In a universe where pets can occasionally talk to you, what would your cats complain about?
They would probably complain that I’m not home to snuggle them 24/7. They are very cuddly kitties and always want attention.
In a universe where you’re the statue of liberty, what object would you be holding instead of a torch?
An energy drink!
In a universe where you pay for things you buy by telling a funny joke or making people laugh, how rich would you be considered?
I would be a millionaire, whether that means people are laughing with me or at me haha.
🤣🤣 In a universe where the sense of taste and sense of hearing got somehow mixed up in the human body, what food would you imagine Dali Van Gogh’s music would taste like?
Something spicy like suicide chicken wings! Come check out one of our live shows and we’ll show you just what we mean.
I love spicy wings so that’s very tempting! In a universe where aliens invaded Earth and it was discovered that their only weakness is heavy music, what song from “New Blood, Old Wounds” would you defend Earth with?
That’s an easy answer; Out For Blood!
Thank you for playing along, Rachelle! Hope this wasn’t too nerdy.
Have you ever faced any kind of sexism in your professional or personal life? How would you deal with sexist behaviour and what advice would you give young people around the world who face any kind of discrimination?
Absolutely. There was a long time when I stopped voicing my opinions and started letting people walk all over me because I was always scolded by men who started their sentences with “Young lady….”. I awkwardly laughed at jokes that were made to me that were inappropriately referencing myself as a woman because I didn’t know how else to respond. I’m working really hard on learning how to stick up for myself in situations where I feel I’m being mistreated because of my gender. My advice is to trust your gut. If your instincts are telling you that something is inappropriate then they are most likely correct.
What would you say is your favourite part of your life as a musician?
Nothing can beat the rush of playing in front of a crowd. There’s no feeling like seeing the successes of all your hard work and practicing.
Thank you for the interview, Rachelle. Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Thank you for having me! Go check out New Blood, Old Wounds, available wherever you stream your music. Hit us up on any of our socials, we love meeting new people.