Vocalist Tim Graham from post-hardcore Denver metal band Rozu answered some quick questions for us. Rozu describe their sound as “aggressive melodic music with major post hardcore roots.”
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION OF YOUR BANDMATES WHEN YOU MET?
Aw man, interesting question! DJ and I were in another band together and when I first met him he was way too quiet for me and how loud I am but, when we had our first writing session together we clicked on a lot of levels.
I met Brian playing a show and knew the kid just had talent and a good head on his shoulders we clicked right away with how genuine of a guy he is. Henry had this amazing beard when we recruited him for the band and DJ was all about him playing bass strictly due to his great beard, then he immediately shaved it off! Henry is just a loud fun character like me and always tries to bring fun good energy to the room.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY PLAYING SHOWS?
Literally just playing shows is my favorite memory, I can’t wait to be out of lockdowns. Honestly, though the first time I heard people singing my words back to me just filled my heart with so much joy that I became addicted to that feeling which makes all the bullshit worth it for that time on stage.
WHAT ARTIST WOULD BE YOUR DREAM COLLABORATION?
Spencer and Aaron from Underoath would be an absolute dream come true to collaborate with, everything they have ever done is pure gold.
WHAT SONG ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF AND WHY?
From our catalog I would have to say our latest release “Rue.” The song came together start to finish in a day and was an absolute blast to get Scott Barnes from In Fear and Faith on it whom I’ve looked up to as a vocalist. We just went all out with that release and I truly love what we did with that song and video.
WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO GAS STATION ORDER?
Turkey Jerky, Smartfood White Cheddar Popcorn, and Frost Gatorade is pretty much what I survive off of on the road.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR NON-MUSICAL INFLUENCES?
Golf and life in general (laughs). As an artist I write how I am feeling at that given time of writing lyrics so just my existence influences a lot of our lyrical content. Golf is the only game that truly calms me down and puts me into a very similar state of mind of when I’m writing.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
Find the right group of dudes earlier without so much trial and error and work harder when I was younger. Focus on the business before and more than the party!
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE YEAR?
Our main goal is to finalize and finish this debut album which is just so close to being done. Our plan is to release a couple more singles and hopefully be able to get on at least one stage this year Covid permitting.