This past week I had the delight of getting the scoop from Camron Scism, front man for Seasons of Me about his experiences with band life. His answers were eyeopening, charming and completely down to earth, a rare and wonderful combination for a rock singer. Innovative and honest with a tendency to provoke deep emotions, Seasons of Me encourages you not just to listen, but to make an emotional connection. A band that strives for excellence, this band is blooming into a major act, a tactful art form. Be sure to check out their latest single, “Caged” on Youtube, Spotify and iTunes. Interview below:
1. What made you want to become a rock musician?
I honestly never thought I would be a rock musician. I have always loved music but never thought it would happen. I had a handful of songs that I had written and showed them to Nic (bass player) and he kind of pushed me to do it. It all just kind of fell in place really.
2. Is Seasons Of Me an art form, label or both? Where do expression and profession meet?
I would say it is more of an art form. As much as we are as professional as we can be, it has always been more about connecting with people and trying to make the best music we possibly can. Hopefully one day the music can carry us to the next level, but as long as the music speaks to people I think that is more important and will help bring that next level to life.
3. Have you ever had any awkward run-ins with fans? What role do fans play in the success and support of a band?
I haven’t actually encountered any awkward run ins yet. Fans are the reason we can even continue to do this. Without the amazing support they show by helping spread the word, their attendance at shows, and purchasing merch there would be no way we could continue!
4. You make music, but do you truly like the music you make? Would you listen to it if someone else performed it?
I honestly love the music we make. When I write a song it is from a real life experience. I think that our fans respect us for that. I really love songs that you can tell are from someone’s heart.
5. Is rock at a standstill, or is it being constantly renewed?
I don’t think rock is at a stand still. I have experienced some great music and bands in the past couple of years. We have been blessed to share the stage with some great acts. There may not be as many “big time” rock bands at this point in time, but trust me some of the smaller bands are absolutely fantastic.
6. Flashback to the teenage dream: which band posters were on your wall?
That list is huge! Papa Roach, Limp Bizkit, Korn, Orgy, and Stone Sour to name a few.
7. Would you be pleased or horrified if someone tattooed your lyrics on their body?
That’s a really funny question actually. My bass player and I are actually licensed tattoo artists. I think it would be amazing to see that one of our songs had either helped or inspired someone to the point they want it permanently with them.
8. What are Seasons Of Me’s goals for the future in terms of music and growth?
We are really pushing to branch out to new markets. We actually signed a booking and management deal with Nickel and Dime Ent. for 2015 and I really think this will be an amazing year for growth. With music we are constantly evolving. We are currently working on our second record and we are making sure we take the time to make the best record possible.
9. Who’s your ideal band to play alongside (as in on tour with)?
I don’t think I can pick just one. I would love to play with Shinedown, Papa Roach, or Breaking Benjamin.
10. Have you ever experienced stage-fright, or do you consistently rock with utter confidence, fearlessly?
I haven’t really experienced bad stage fright. I feel like I belong on stage. I am actually more comfortable on stage that walking around a store.
Creds to McKee and Dunbar photography for snapping these amazing pics