Trade Secrets’ Bassist Charles Labarbara Chats With TMI About Their New Single Entitled “Burning Daylight”, Their Upcoming EP, & More!

Hey Guys!! So excited to be chatting with you. Can you tell us a little bit about yourselves? 

CL: We’re a group of musicians who have known and/or worked together for years on various projects, since reined in by FJ to collaborate on something special. We all have different musical backgrounds, but they mesh together really well, and give all of us a chance to do what each does best.

You guys just released your new single “Burning Daylight” off your upcoming EP THESE OTHER LIVES PART ONE. What’s been your reaction to the success of this single?

CL: Thrilled that it’s being circulated and getting played!

Take A Listen To “Burning Daylight” Now: 

What led you guys to choose to release this single before other songs off the upcoming EP?

CL: We ultimately felt that BURNING DAYLIGHT was a good combination of all our individual styles and would be a solid first single.

How excited are you guys to release your new EP? 

CL: It’s always a thrill when something you work on for months is finally finished and goes out into the world!

Any fun moments while creating the new EP?

CL: The initial writing is always enjoyable. Sometimes it can be difficult working virtually, since we’re scattered around the globe, but when everything comes together it’s always rewarding. The fact that we’ve never all been in a room together at once still amazes me when I hear the finished work.

What does this new EP mean to each of you?

CL: A culmination of all our efforts so far, further developing the TS aesthetic and sound. 

Are there any other projects in the works you guys can tell us about?

CL: THESE OTHER LIVES Part Two is coming soon, as well as remixes for some of our contemporaries, which will showcase even more of our collective sonic palette. 

How do you want your relationship to be with your fans?

CL: Given the opportunity, we try to interact and connect with them whenever possible.

What social media platform do you use most to stay connected to your fans?

CL: Friendster & MySpace, duh.

What was the craziest fan encounter you guys have had?

CL: That time when FJ complimented me in a review… 😉 

What impact do you want to leave on the music world?

CL: It seems we’re getting a lot of ’80s’ comparisons. While we can’t deny that some of that time is what shaped us into the musicians we are today, we hope to provide our own unique and modern perspective. Part of the fun of listening to music growing up was learning who my favorite bands and musicians touted as their influences, which led me to pursue those as well. I hope this does the same. Of course, we’d also like that our music continues to be relevant and inspiring. 

What goals have you guys set out for the band?

CL: To make sure we all have the same plugins… 

Do you guys have any last things you want to tell your fans? 

CL: More to come. Thanks for listening!

Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions 

CL: Thanks for having us!

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