Ever wonder what creativity sounds like, unhindered, and totally fresh off the first jam?
The latest two singles from Trout are the result of impromptu jamming through collaboration and spontaneity, unrestricted by limits.
Roye Trout, the mastermind of the band, studied classical music when he was younger and is no stranger to the local music scene - having been involved with many bands such as No Hands and Syzlak. Currently, he is a member of the band, Lychi, with fellow Windsorite, Mat Morand.
The first of the two Trout releases was written on a whim, taking on a meaning of its own upon completion. It delves into the back-story of how his guitar was once a piece of wood, and before that a living part of a tree. The other song takes on a more personal twist in the form of a free-spirited vent that is sure to resound with many who have ever had a frustrating encounter. He brought on his friend and fellow Syzlak bandmate, Jesse Fellows, to perform and help record the tracks. Although they will be all be made available digitally, Roye is especially keen about creating the physical embodiment of his music in the form of tapes.
He is passionate about singles, in particular, readily explaining his enthusiasm about the freedom and simplicity that comes with creating in the spur of the moment.
“That’s how Trout has been working because I don’t have an official band, it’s always who is available. If someone is available we can do a quick session.”
Roye has long since been making music and is now working to launch his own record label, Psychic Readings.
“I was releasing a lot of my own music myself and I realized, I might as well put a name on it,” said Roye. The singles are going to be the first official release for the label, though he has previously released two other projects.
Trout - Easy Breezy
Aside from the two singles, Roye aims to put together a cool, new compilation of 15 Windsor bands and musicians for the next Psychic Readings release. The goal behind this is to actively increase awareness of the incredible music being made by many of the bands in Windsor, which he feels people may be out of touch with. He hopes to have it available for our listening pleasure by summer.
“I heard a fun fact that tape sales have increased dramatically because of DIY music, but tape players have not at all. It’s like people are buying the tapes but not going through the effort to actually listen to it. I find it’s just nice to have some kind of physical element to the music, so it feels as though you’re participating in commerce, and not just buying an album digitally,” said Roye.
A new Trout song is also in the works for the compilation and will feature local stalwarts like James O-L, and Cellos, as well as newcomers to the city, Partner. Although there are no set dates, exciting progress is being made. Trout aims to debut these pieces in a live show, accompanying an official release. Keep an ear out, you’ll know it when you hear it!
Listen to the songs here.