Katrine Castonguat is the vocalist of the Metalcore band Eternal Closure. The band based in Montreal, Canada, are set to release a new album entitled “At the Center of It All – Chapter I” next month. Eternal Closure have given us a peak into their album with their singles “Practice What You Preach” and “Exiled” released earlier. Read our interview with Katrine Castonguay as she tells us about her experience with the upcoming album and shares some of her ideas with us.
Hello, Katrine. It’s really wonderful to talk with you. How are you doing today?
Hey, what’s up! I’m great, thanks for asking.
Great! You have a new album coming out in September and you’ve released the song “Practice What You Preach” as a single already. How do you feel about the way your fans received your single?
I was excited, we got so much love and support from fans. I think everyone did a wonderful job around the single’s recording and the video clip, I am glad.
How would you describe your sound to someone who hasn’t heard Eternal Closure’s music before?
I’d say it’s a djenty groove mixed with an epic experience. Our guitarist Olivier and our drummer Philippe are really into prog music, and mixing that with heavier sounds just makes it right.
Which song or songs from “At the Center of It All – Chapter I” are you most excited for people to hear and curious about how they’d react to?
There are actually two songs I can’t wait to share. The first one is “Dimensions Apart”, which has an ecology lyrical theme, and I feel everything about the music is spot on. The second song is “From One Side to Another”, since it has been the most challenging song on the album for me to record the clean vocals.
In order to get to know you better and from a different point of view, how about playing some imagination game? I will set a scenario in an alternate universe with new rules and see how you’d react to the different situations. Ready?
In a universe where you are made the queen of a country, what would be the first law you’d make?
I guess I would say to respect each other and the nature around us.
In a universe where humans can choose either to be able to teleport from one place to another or travel back and forth in time, which superpower would you pick?
I would rather teleport from one place to another. Time travel could create a paradox and I’d always be stressed about it, haha.
In a universe where you’re the statue of liberty, what object would you be holding instead of a torch?
A cell phone, because I would get lonely.
In a universe where money does not exist, but instead, people pay for things by making other people laugh, how rich would you be considered?
I would be rich if I was drunk all the time!
In a universe where the senses of taste and hearing are mixed up together, what food would you imagine Eternal Closure’s music would taste like?
Dark chocolate cake with a bit of sea salt on top.
In a universe where making magic is real, what would your favourite spell do?
Thank you for playing, Katrine! I hope you enjoyed this!
There are many things you need to do when you release an album other than the music itself. What were your favourite and least favourite parts of the process of working on “At the Center of It All”?
My favourite parts were hitting the studio with Chris Donalson and doing the video clips. The hard part was travelling for jams since I don’t live in the same city as my band mates, and going to University at the same time.
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?
Yes, I did. I think if you’re a woman you will encounter it. The best is to stay out of it. Some people are like that, and they don’t deserve your time or attention. Also, getting rid of guilt, or feeling like you’re not enough when you have nothing to do with what happened. I think the best advice is to surround yourself with people who love you and care about you. Then everything is easier to face.
Thank you for giving us this interview, Katrine. Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Thanks to you too! I appreciated this little interview!